Generally a sign of happiness and friendliness, but the intensity and position of the wag can convey different meanings.
A relaxed and loose body posture indicates contentment, while a tense or stiff posture may suggest fear or aggression.
Dogs may bark to communicate a variety of things, such as alerting you to danger, expressing excitement, or seeking attention.
Convey different messages. A soft gaze usually affection, prolonged staring can be seen as a sign of aggression or challenge.
Erect ears usually signal attentiveness, while flattened ears might indicate fear or submissiveness.
Dogs may paw at you to seek attention, play, or communicate a need, such as going outside or getting food.
A wagging tail held high typically signifies confidence, while a low or tucked tail can indicate fear or submission.