Here at last are our beautiful little “L” litter! They were born last month to mum Odette and dad Wallace, so are full Golden Retriever. Aren’t they just gorgeous? Just like real life soft toys. We can’t wait to watch them grow into life changing guide dogs.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could have a conversation with our dogs? It would be so much easier to figure out what they want, and no doubt they would have a very unique perspective on the world.
Unfortunately dogs haven’t developed the ability to speak, but they can communicate through body language and facial expressions. With a bit of know-how, it is possible to figure out what they are thinking – or at least get a rough idea.
Some dogs are easier to read then others, but if you can learn to identify when a dog is uncomfortable you catch potential problems and help your dog work through them.
Below is a set of common behaviours and what they might mean. We have this poster by Dr. Sophia Yin hung up at the breeding and training centre for easy reference. Download a copy from her website.