Dog shows teeth meaning
In most cases he will send you a clear message to retreat or stay away. It’s a warning:
“I will use these teeth if you don’t stop or stay away.”
This behavior is often a precursor to more serious aggression. This type of body language is often accompanied by a growl.
Other features of aggressive body language include erect ears, a rigid posture, and a tail that is held high and moves quickly back and forth.
If you ignore the dog’s warning, your behavior can lead to a bite.
Dogs show this kind of aggression for a number of reasons including defense, insecurity and fear.
But no matter why a dog becomes aggressive, the teeth shown are usually a sign that the limit of its comfort zone has been reached.
But occasionally a dog shows his teeth without any aggressive reason behind it. This is called a submissive grin or smile.
It is usually accompanied by lip licking, a distant look, a relaxed posture and flat ears on the head.
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