#5 – Relaxed Body
One of the quickest ways to tell whether a dog is happy is to look at the way the dog carries herself, says Tonya Wilhelm, dog-training specialist and author of several training books.
A loose, soft, wiggly body usually means a dog is happy and healthy, she says. “On the other hand, if a dog seems tense, tight or stiff, they are less comfortable.”
Even a dog that is playing and bouncing around wildly, will have a relaxed body carriage with weight evenly distributed if they are happy, says the ASPCA. (www.aspca.org)
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