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December 28 2010

Another Smiling Dog or Angry Dog, You Decide

Another example, is this dog happy or angry….smiling or grimacing. Or maybe the dog has a dental related issue, if this behavior is new. Personally, I believe the dog is exhibiting what’s called a flehman response to a smell (likely the treat), Curling the upper lip, bringing all the scent possible to the vomeronasal organ.…

December 28 2010

Dog Smiling, or Growling?

Interesting topic among behavior consultants on our Listserve, how some people confuse a dog’s smile with a dog’s grimace and growl. It really happens all the time. 

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