Reading Dogs Body Language Video “The Play Stare”

Here is a quick little video to help some of you understand one of the body language postures of play stare, that your dog can display. Watch how Missy (American Bulldog) stares at Brewster (St. Bernard, who’s out of the frame and  staring back at Missy). At about 15 seconds into the video notice how Missy takes an almost imperceptible look to the right at another dog (Banana, yellow Labrador Retriever) that came into Missy’s peripheral vision, before she makes her play break for Brewster.


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5 Responses

  1. Hi Claudia,

    Probably many, until they have had a little more time to learn.

  2. I wonder how many people would describe that as dominance display… sigh!

  3. Hello Jennifer,

    Some dogs hold there tail up and some dogs don’t, just before there going to attack something. It’s really an individual dog personality thing. Her spots are kind of cute, aren’t they ?

  4. We know it’s a play stare and not a threatening stare because Missy’s tail is not up?
    Missy looks like she wants to flip Brewster with the way she puts her head under his belly.
    I love the spots on M’s ear!!

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