Learning how to communicate with your dog is fundamental in order to live together in a balanced and positive way. Moreover, it will allow you to improve the bond between you because you will finally understand what he is trying to tell you. On many occasions, poor communication between the dog and the owner can lead to unwanted behaviour. And all this for a lack of non-verbal, i.e. physical communication, admit it’s not worth it anyway! That’s why at PlaneteAnimal we will guide you so that you know how to understand the language of dogs and the signs of appeasement that they transmit to us through a plethora of signals. We invite you to continue your reading so that you can learn how to communicate optimally with your pet.
Here we give you the exact definition of what a sign of appeasement is: It is the set of postures, looks, facial expressions and movements that dogs produce in order to free themselves from stress, to calm a tense situation, to wave the flag of their peaceful intentions or to make us understand that they are in an emotional state.
Do all dogs know the language and signs of appeasement?
From birth the dog starts learning to communicate, this training lasts approximately until it is three months old. At that time the dog learns a language that will accompany him throughout his life. It is initiated through contact with its mother and its brothers and sisters who will serve as teachers for our newborn dog.
The most important period for language recognition is the puppy’s socialization time, which lasts from three weeks to three months. Premature separation from his family cocoon can have terrible consequences caused by the lack of a social behavioural model. However, there can be even more serious consequences such as lack of inhibition when he bites, fear, stress and many others.
But not all dogs are able to interpret and recognize the signals we are going to show you. Although these are only specific cases during which we observe premature weaning or isolation of the puppy (a common occurrence among dogs in shelters).