6 ways dogs have to communicate with us


If you have a dog as a best friend, I am sure that on more than one occasion you have spoken with him. Just tell him what do you want? Food? Are we going for a walk? Y depending on your intelligence and your rapport, he will understand you more or less. Still, there are tricks or tips that can make your communication improve greatly, since the dog is a social animal that loves to please you and that we pay attention to it.

In this article of Animal Expert we will guide you to discover how to talk to your dog so that he understands you. In this way, your relationship will improve and you will avoid quarrels and unwanted situations. Keep reading!

1. Get your attention

It makes no sense to practice an order or try to communicate with your dog if you haven't called his attention before. Use your name or gesture concrete to do it.

You should know that Dogs respond much better to visual stimuliFor that reason, snapping your fingers, greeting or moving your arm up and down are good tools to get your pet's attention.

Putting ourselves in another situation, if you don't know the dog well with which you are going to relate the best will be to use treats or prizes (you can also use small pieces of frankfurt). Before a minimum plastic noise you will have the animal pending of you.

Although dogs are very intelligent animals they have difficulty distinguishing words With similar phonetics. For that reason I always recommend you to set very specific and short words for each order and accompany them with a visual gesture also concrete.

Here are the words most used by professionals in dog education of different languages:






Remember that it is important not to use very similar words to communicate with your dog. For that reason, if your name looks like an order you can use other languages.

3. Always use positive reinforcement

The best tool for your dog to understand you is positive reinforcement. You can use it with small prizes or also by using the clicker. Dogs they learn much faster by being rewarded although remember that you should not only use sweets. Caresses and affectionate words are also a good reinforcement for your best friend.

4. Before quarreling ask yourself why he does it

Many people tend to quarrel with their pets (some excessively) when they do something wrong. A urine at home, eating from our plate or getting on the couch are usually the most common. It also happens when our pet barks excessively or tries to attack other dogs.

Before using the "Do not"You must be very clear that your dog does not suffer from stress problems, a possible illness or simply ignores the basic training orders.

There are many adopted dogs that the first days show destructive and illogical behavior. If this is your case you must have a lot of patience, something essential if what you want is to have a pet by your side.

All dogs, whatever their age, can be reeducated if we wish. Although the ideal would be to go to a professional such as ethologists if that were necessary.

In addition to being much harder to understand, violence and an excessive quarrel can cause undesirable behaviors in the future (or in the present) such as aggressiveness, fear or stress.

5. Repeat, repeat and repeat

The dogs are customs animals: They like to have a fixed schedule of meals, walks, games. In this way they understand life better.

Dogs also appreciate the repeat orders although these are already learned. Stimulating your brain with about 15 minutes of obedience a day will be essential for you to have fun and also do not forget everything you have learned. Even as an adult you can also include new tricks and games.

6. Look at your dog's response

Although dogs do not "speak" of themselves (some emit very funny noises) they do respond through body gestures:

  • Lifting ears means attention.
  • Turning their heads to the side they show that they are understanding what you are saying.
  • Moving the tail relaxedly indicates happiness.
  • Licking your mouth means stress (or that treat was very good).
  • Lying on the floor is a symptom of submission (typical of dogs with fear).
  • Moving the ass from side to side is a sign of joy.
  • Low ears indicate attention and fear.

Whatever your dog's response will be important try to find out what it means. Remember that not all dogs use the same body signs, for that reason it will be important to dedicate time to our own dog and not try to understand through difficult and long guides what he is saying.

7. Much love and love

Although your dog may behave badly on some occasions or be disobedient the magic formula that will cure everything (in more or less time) is the love and love we can offer our best friend.

Having patience and being attentive to your needs will help us communicate better with our dog.

Be positive and practice with him every day so he can understand you and you can better understand him. Thank you for following ExpertAnimal and do not hesitate to continue browsing to know more about your pets.

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With the tail

One of the first things we learn about dogs is that if they move their tail from side to side it means they are happy, but the truth is that it is not always the case. This is one of the most widespread claims about dogs that are false. We know that dogs are happy when in addition to moving the tail from side to side in a cheerful way their body is relaxed and their eyes are calm. If instead the movement of the tail is slow and erratic, your body is in tension and is staring at us can indicate fear, anxiety or imminent aggression. Before approaching a dog that you do not know always look at all your body language.

Through the look

Dogs can send us a lot of information through the eyes. If your dog looks at you constantly with a sweet look, it is a sign of affection for you and his way of showing his trust and respect. On the contrary, if your gaze is elusive, it can indicate that your dog feels uncomfortable, scared or intuits that something bad can happen (such as punishment)

With ears

The ears can give us a lot of extra information about how our dog feels. When these are shown in their natural position, your dog feels comfortable and relaxed. If you lift them momentarily and your gaze is directed towards a specific point, you will be showing your maximum attention to something that interests you. If your dog constantly lifts them and is tense or nervous, it is likely that your dog feels stressed. Finally, if your dog has his ears retracted and stuck to his head, we must think that he is scared or shows submission.

With the mouth

Something we have all learned about dogs is that when they lift the upper lip of their mouth to show their teeth it is a clear warning sign. This is just one of the signs dogs have before biting, and usually precedes physical aggression. We also know that dogs yawn when they go through a tense situation or feel stressed, which is common when we have visitors at home that make your dog not comfortable. It's nothing personal with them, it's just that dogs also need their space 😉

With the legs

One of the ways dogs have to get our attention is by using their paws. When you see that your dog lifts one of its paws and touches you with it, it is most likely to get your attention. This is very frequent when we are sitting on the couch or at the table, and our dog puts a leg on our knees. It's his way of saying, I'm here! Can you make me a little case?

With the position of your body

Dogs can use their body to communicate with us or other dogs. When they want to convince someone to play with them, they will crouch on their two front legs and move them from side to side in a playful way. Is it his way of saying, do we play? We also know that when dogs turn their bodies upside down, it means they seek attention and affection, but it also indicates that our dog feels happy and safe by your side, since this is one of the most submissive positions of dogs and that They will only use it when they feel maximum confidence with the person next to them.

Scam or reality?

Often, telepaths ‘retransmit’ remotely using a photograph of the pet, which previously requested by email and acts as a bridge to connect with the animal. But, if a picture is worth a thousand words, is it also valid to read a dog's mind? “It is exactly the same as communicating in person, because each photon in the photograph is unique and transmits a lot of information. No two black cats are the same, nor are there two images, ”insists the telepath.

In universities like Harvard, Stanford or Washington areconducting research to transmit information from one brain to another. Of course, humans. Studies on animal telepathy are almost non-existent and all seem to refer to a man, except those carried out by the biochemist. Rupert Sheldrake , whose theories and experiments unleash storms in the scientific community. Sheldrake studied telepathy in animals for 15 years by interviewing English veterinarians who explained, among other things, that two days before a visit to the center many of his clients' cats used to escape. I also study the strange mechanism that makes dogs know in advance when their owners will arrive home.

"My dogs also know when it's time to eat and they don't wear a watch, but that doesn't mean they communicate telepathically, but they've learned to associate a series of signals that go unnoticed by their owners," he replies. the veterinarian Marta Amat, Head of Service of the Veterinary Hospital of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). And still more blunt: "These types of practices are a scam and have no scientific endorsement. I can know what is the mood of an animal interpreting its posture and gestures, in addition to the information given by its owner.

However, more and more veterinarians offer alternative medicine in their centers, such as the use of homeopathy, and also carry out interspecies communication courses, which Amat considers a serious problem that can even end the death of the animal. "We have detected cases of professionals, especially in southern Spain, who use a pendulum to find out if a dog has a liver ailment and they apply wrong treatments, or even that, ”says the veterinarian, for whom the placebo effect of this type of medicine is still a mystery that telepaths use in their favor.

Olga Porqueras, who has been teaching communication courses to veterinarians and trainers for more than 15 years, what scientists believe or not cares what makes my dog ​​Sherlock a "get off the couch!". She applies complementary medicine to animals when they need her, but she has a maxim: “I do not treat health problems unless I have a previous diagnosis written by the veterinarian. In fact, we should only communicate with animals if authorized by their responsible ”.

Therefore, the communicator ‘closes’ the telepathic channel when it is not working, although some animals skip all barriers to ask for help. “You cannot save everyone, but sometimes you are walking down the street and they call you and ask you to see their person in charge that they have the fatal leg or receive information that they suffer ill-treatment. In these cases I try to fulfill my function in the most subtle way possible, but I never tell people what I do, ”he says.

Nor does it establish communication with the spirits of the deceased, although their owners request it. "We are not mediums. I respect the professionals who do, but I don't think it benefits the animals, ”he says. A few years ago Olga Porqueras is almost exclusively dedicated to the soul doula , an accompaniment service for animals that are close to death and for those responsible for grieving. But, Is there something like animal heaven?

American comedian Will Rogers once said: "If dogs don't go to heaven, I want to go where they go." Animals and pets are not allowed in the paradise of Catholics and Jews, at least expressly, and for other religions, such as Hinduism, good or bad karma makes the difference between reincarnating in human or an inferior being, like a rat.

12 response to “How to Communicate Telepathically with Your Dog”

I honestly just want to know how my dog ​​is in the hereafter ... ... after her death I can not forget her and think about how she is

My puppy went out last week and I searched for him but I can't find him anywhere. I don't know if I can contact him. I miss him and I don't know if he is suffering… I would like to know if I can have a clue where they can have it ...

Don't be stupid!
It is not about knowing what the dog thinks, about his paw, or looking into their eyes.
It is about treating him equally, establishing communication between peers, being willing to learn and stop seeing the animal as his slave.
If he gives you the little leg when you look at it differently, you must do it by pity!
And if he doesn't look you in the eye when you force him, obviously you're not going to be able to communicate, because you're subordinating him as if he were your slave.
Use your head and stop saying stupid things!
How poor and ignorant they are ...

To know what my dog ​​feels or thinks, I just have to interpret his behavior. They are very expressive in your body. Telepathy let's leave it for people who don't know how to be good masters of their pets.

I love ami poodle toy I love her but I don't know what she knows about her bird that she cries good chauuuuuuuuuuu

k means this
I can't stare at the dog when he holds his face and I see him staring when he swallows the saliba and it happens boldly

If it helps them, I tell them that when a dog stares at someone or something, it is afraid of him and if he looks you in the eye with dilated pupils and you also do not lower your eyes if you want to challenge him they will feel persecuted otherwise they will feel superior to you. I hope it serves them ... I have worried so much about my dog ​​that when I go out to my yard my dog ​​gets to eat ... I always tell her to eat don't be silly eat ... haha ​​xD

This is a lie bigger than a billionaire's mansion. The only thing they will achieve with this form of communication is that their dog loses all respect. If you want to know what your dog thinks, it's no use sitting on the floor and using telepathy. Go out to the yard and look at it, animals express everything they feel, never lie or hide anything.

I would like to know more or less why my dog ​​died. They took her out for a walk and I got very stiff and straight to drink water later, we bathed her (we hardly bathed her she was afraid of water) I don't know if she had anything to do with that, why not We wait a long time. The strange thing was that he was not sick or had any symptoms of illness, well, he spent more than 30 minutes at an hour when he was eating and suddenly he stopped and began to attack him and after 3 minutes he died, his death was very exponential .

I don't know what happened to him and I would like to know not to eat the same terror again

I do not know if it is true or not what the note mentions, what I can attest to is that my dog, the one I have raised for more than 3 years, being in front of him, did not utter any word and mentally I ask him to screw me up and ... surprisingly he does. I have had witnesses to verify this and to observe if I make any gesture or body tongue that my dog ​​can interpret, so far they have told me that I do not move ...

I commented that my dog ​​suffered from dog pneumonia and I would like to have in these cases please fatty

The first thing you should do is learn to write. You can't have the ORTHOGRAPH HORES YOU HAVE. It is an insult to the eye. my eyes hurt to read you.

as for what to do? If your puppy has symptoms of not being very urgent to the veterinarian. Don't wait until he has pneumonia. Kisses

The Beyond Pets

For Mariví Simona, consciousness continues some time in this plane of existence once we have died and, sometimes, both animals and people reincarnate very quickly. "Three years ago I talked to a puppy that died run over and told me where they should look for his body. We held a farewell session with those responsible in which he announced that he would return to this life very soon. After four months, the owner sent me the photograph of a litter and there he was, the second from the left ... ”, he says.

Animal behavior researchers, such as the marine ecologist Carl Safina , they have been studying for some years how some capac

That is what Patricio Jiménez, canine trainer and author of the question asked himself. Animal Culture blog , when he attended a talk about interspecies communication a couple of years ago. "I thought they did not know at all how animal psychology worked and gave very simplistic answers, as if a dog hurt his side it was because he was in love with a dog and missed it, ”says this animal lover, who went from astonishment to disbelief in less than it takes a cat to give you a blow if you splash some water.

"Sherlock, is it true that you talked to this lady?", I ask Dr. Dolittle feeling a little and imagining that suddenly I will hear a voice with a German accent coming out of a 40 kilos rottweiler. He lies on his side and waits for him to scratch his belly. Is that a yes or is it a no? After all, if Uri Geller could bend spoons with his mind, why should I belittle my dog?

Spend time understanding your body language

To know what he means, it is very important to spend time observing his gestures, his reactions, his postures. The dog has many ways of communicating his feelings, for example:

  • Happiness: move the tail from side to side, making quick movements. He can bark in a high pitched tone, and he can even shake if he knows you're going to take him to a place he loves to go to.
  • Trust: It will look calm, with its tail raised.
  • Fear: when you are afraid or afraid, you will bend down and have your tail between your legs, or else you will hide.
  • Tense: If the hair on his back and tail is bristling, he shows his teeth and growls, it's because he feels threatened and could attack.
  • Invitation to the game: If you bend down by putting the legs forward and keep the back and tail up, it is a clear invitation to the game.

Communicate in your language

Humans have an urgent need to communicate with words, but to have a good human-dog relationship it is much better to use dog language. It will be much easier for him to understand us, and we will learn a new language 🙂.

How speak it? Well like this:

  • If he is jumping on us we have to turn his back to calm down.
  • If he is scared and / or afraid we will approach him little by little, turning his back and not staring into his eyes.
  • If we want him to come, just give us some touches with his hand on our leg, or show him a treat.
  • If we have two dogs that are very tense, we must get between them. If the fight has started, we will have to take both by the tail and separate them.

For more information I recommend the book "The language of dogs: The signs of calm" by Turid Rugaas.

With patience and respect we will have a great relationship estupen.