If you catch your dog with a relaxed tail, high ears, and an open mouth, it means one and only one thing – your dog is relaxed and neutral to what is going on around him. This stance is kind of like your dog’s “ready position.” He is not judging the scenario, just watching what is happening.
When you’re meeting a new dog, it is best to approach it when you see the animal like this. This ready position means the dog is open and ready to meet someone new. It’s not on the defensive or ready to defend its turf.
Remember these three things – high ears, relaxed tail, open mouth – and you’ll have good experiences with new dogs every time.
On the other hand, a dog with the next stance is on a mission.
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