This is such a clear calming signal from a dog if you can spot it! A dog nose licking
When a dog licks its nose it is generally calming itself down. Whereas the last blog post we covered a dog yawning
Once you learn to spot this tell tale calming signal from a dog, you will notice it in your dog and in other dogs too. You can use it too if you feel uncomfortable in a situation with another dog. It is a universal signal that all dogs understand whether they are in the UK or anywhere else around the world.
Dogs generally lick their nose when they feel unsure or uncomfortable. You may lean over your dog and it happens then, you may see a dog being cuddled tightly and it does the same thing. You may see the nose licking in the park while a dog is approaching another to help itself calm down before saying hello.
If you can start understanding these different calming signals
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