Body Language Expert, Professional Speaker, Author, Media Authority, Spokes Person, Corporate Consultant, Trainer and Coach.
Patti speaks to Fortune 500 Companies, Associations, and Universities on: Body Language, Deception Detection, Selling, Interviewing, Public Speaking, First Impressions, Conflict Management and more.
She also consults with Law Enforcement and the Media on the Body Language of Celebrities, Politicians and Suspects.
Book Patti to speak at her website Patti@PattiWood.net
What does it Mean When a Dog Tilts its Head? Dog Body Language and a Doggy Head Tilt
What does it Mean When a Dog Tilts its Head?
Dog Body Language and a Doggy Head Tilt
As a body language expert and the former spokesperson for
PupPeroni Dog Treats I have studied human and dog body language for many years.
A head tilt in a dog can be a sign of submission. A dog’s head can
be held even and high to show power and confidence. Even and balanced to show
neutrality. When the dog’s head tilt is extreme, that is when the neck is
exposed and the head is down really far, it is a signal to dogs or people they
perceive as Alpha that, “You are more powerful and I bare my neck to show you
that you could bite me and take me down in a fight.”
It can also be a signal of submission, “I don’t understand what
you want, Pet Parent.” This signal is tied to their desire to understand what
you, their pet parent, desire. When compared with other animals, a dog’s
ability to "read” humans is highly accurate. Dogs try very hard to figure
out what we want and please us. Dogs pick up information from the subtlest hand
gestures and even understand the meaning of a human glance and other facial
expressions and vocal variations. Researchers believe that over centuries
there’s been direct selection for dogs with the ability to read social cues in
humans, highlighting its importance. They are actually more accurate at reading
human body language than chimpanzees.
A dog shows his confidence and openness to interact by standing
1. Head high, Ears up
2. Mouth open
3. Posture relaxed, loose legs stance, weight flat on his paws
Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.