Just found this article tonight quoting me on the Pup-peroni campaign.
Americans Confess — Wags Speak Louder Than Words

A recent survey by Pup-Peroni® dog snacks reveals that, despite the obvious language barrier, the majority of American canine pet parents believe they can communicate with their dogs. Nearly three in four (74 percent) pet parents surveyed report that their dog’s body language or facial expressions let them know how their pet is feeling, while seven in ten (70 percent) believe they have "shared a look” with their pooch on at least one occasion. In fact, American dog parents are so confident about the bond they share with their pups, nearly half (49 percent) believe they know exactly what their pet is thinking and more than a third (34 percent) report that they’ve had an entire "conversation” with their dogs without saying a word — highlighting that when it comes to the human-canine relationship, wags speak louder than words.
Pup-Peroni’s new Wags, Not Words Survey, conducted by Kelton Research, reveals that the deep connection shared between pet parents and their dogs doesn’t rely solely on words. Almost half (41 percent) of pet parents surveyed say that their canine friend is more likely to "notice” they’ve had a bad day than their best human friend and 69 percent believe their pooches know when they are feeling happy.

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"Dogs are more than just a pet; they are confidants, therapists and best friends,” said Christie Fleming, Vice President Marketing Pet Snacks, Del Monte Foods. "Our survey shows that even though pet parents and their dogs don’t speak the same language, they share a very special and unique relationship, which allows them to communicate through wags, not words. So, when you think your dog is asking for a treat – it’s likely that he is.”

Most canine pet parents find solace in knowing that their dogs are able to pick up on their emotions, such as happiness (69 percent), anger (67 percent) and even sadness (58 percent) without having to say a word. Whether they are happy, hungry or tired, their dogs "just know”, and can often comfort and support them when they need it most. To add to the compelling statistics on a pup’s perceptiveness, the survey revealed that an overwhelming 89 percent of dog parents believe there have been moments when their dogs tried to comfort them in times of need.
"When compared with other animals, dogs’ ability to "read” humans is highly accurate. Dogs pick up information from the subtlest hand gestures and even understand the meaning of a human glance,” said Patti Wood, body language expert. "Researchers believe that over centuries there’s been direct selection for dogs with the ability to read social cues in humans, highlighting its importance.”

The unique communication shared between canines and their pet parents lends itself to a rewarding relationship for both. Some would even say their bond with their dog is stronger than the one they share with their closest comrades, as nearly two thirds (62 percent) of those surveyed believe that their dogs are more dependable than their human best friends. Furthermore, 67 percent of canine pet parents confess that when they’re out of town, they’re more likely to feel guilty about leaving their dogs behind than their own family and friends. Dogs are also the preferred company when it comes to unwinding. Nearly three in four (72 percent) prefer to blow off steam by taking a walk with their dogs than a close human companion. Additionally, the vast majority (89 percent) also admit that their pooches are typically more excited to greet them when they come home than their significant others.
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Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at Also check out the body language quiz on her YouTube Channel at