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the ugly faces... of THREAT

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by leashedForLife, May 1, 2011.


  1. leashedForLife

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    if U have one [or more! :thumbsup: ] feel free to add pix.

    what do U see in this one that indicates serious, confident threat?
    [and by the way - i would not stand so close to this dog. ;) just sayin. ]
     

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    tripod PetForums VIP

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    oh jeez he means business - why is the woman laughing?

    I see C shaped mouth, agonistic pucker, whiskers forward, horizontal contraction of the mouth/jowls meaning carnassials not visible but canines are, hard eyes, ears slightly back, movement of body forward, front limb raised, tension through neck and back...no tail visible.

    Not a happy camper.
     
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  4. leashedForLife

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    that was my thought - What's so funny? :eek6: strange.
     
  5. Okay....what is my Scorcher saying in this picture?

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  6. leashedForLife

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    eep. does he look serious to U?
     

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  7. Kai bear.
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    Aiden.
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  8. The funniest thing is Scorcher was not even pulling that face, she had been eating the ice cream next to her and licked her mouth which made her lips stick to her gums. (It happens at least 2ce a day).

    Aiden and Kai both play fight pictures.

    And check this out......
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    You would think I was running some dog fighting club..not my two silly moo's play fighting in the garden.
     
  9. leashedForLife

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    i would not expect a bite from photo #1 - it's a warning, but i could defuse the tension by backing-up.
    #2 photo, OTOH, would scare the #&*%$! out of me. Hard, hard stare; facial tension,
    whisker-bed puckered, ears fwd, commissure fwd.
     
  10. leashedForLife

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    she needs a drink?...
     
  11. I must admit he's pretty scary using his play face.
    That play fight was pretty funny he has a scary face yet plays innocent well.
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    Other Aiden related play fights go as follows....
    Scary...
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    Daft.....
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    Sneaky.....
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  12. leashedForLife

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    his milk-teeth look like needles in this pic, :lol: How old is he, here?...

    i'd guesstimate 12 to 14-WO, but it's hard to see any scale for body size. :eek:
     
  13. 8 weeks.
    He had only been with us for 3 days.

    This picture was taken just 2 days before.
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  14. leashedForLife

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    awww... :001_tt1:
     
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    Emmastace PetForums VIP

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    All those pics have made me cry because I have never seen Mia do any of that. For me they just reinforce just how much difficulty she has in communicating and that is so sad. The only time I have ever seen her teeth is when she yawns or on the odd occasion when her lips haven't quite gone back over her canines. Even though she has growled a couple of times now, a massive step forward for her, she hasn't shown her teeth when she has done it.
    Am I the only person that dearly wants to see their dog display a warning like that, just so that I know that she is unhappy and can show it instead of being in total shut down mode?
     
  16. leashedForLife

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    my goodness.
     

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  17. rona

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    I'm not sure that Goldie is threatening.
    This is mine playing
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    Could explain why the woman is smiling
     
  18. Zaros

    Zaros Pet Forums, P/resident Evil

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    Oscar's ominous stare. :blink:

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    He looks vicious, but..................................
     

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  20. leashedForLife

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    Ur dog is intently looking up at [a toy? something] & is excited; pupils are wide, face & ears are loose and easy.
    look at the diff in facial tension & rigid body -
     

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