From the Twitter feed of the League for Animal Welfare:
Dogs are typically excellent communicators – and it’s our job to pay attention to what they are saying!
They will give you lots of signs that they’re feeling uncomfortable. If you ignore their first signs, dogs may have to increase their level of communication until you hear them.
It is incredibly rare that a dog bites before giving you about 10 other signs that they’re in a situation that makes them scared or frustrated.
For your safety and theirs – learn those signs, and pay attention when they communicate them to you!
Good advice and a great graphic to help you remember.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!