Fearful Dog Behavior

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Hi Everybody,

I am passing along this wonderful illustration by Lili Chin of examples of fearful dog behavior. I’ve seen a lot of these from Roxie and Gypsy, and they most often use the avoiding eye contact and lip licks. One behavior I’ve observed, especially from Gypsy, that is NOT on this chart is “whale eye” where the eyes get large and you can see the whites all around the pupil.

Fearful dog behavior

If we see these behaviors from either Roxie or Gypsy, we do our best to remove them from whatever is causing their distress, as we don’t want them escalating to a more dangerous behavior.

To see other examples of Lili Chin’s work: Doggie Drawings by Lili Chin

Until next time,


Aug 29, 2013 | 0 | Animal Communication, animal welfare, Dog Behavior