The Outward Look of Fear/Anxiety/Stress

  • Facial Veins Prominent: When the veins underneath the eyes and above the mouth are highly visible.
  • Furrowed Brow: When the area above the dog’s eyes shows tension and there is some wrinkling.
  • Panting: Tongue in Mouth: When the dog pants but the tongue doesn’t protrude further than the dog’s lower incisors.
  • Panting: Wide: When the dog pants and his mouth is open wider than seems necessary.
  • Penis Crowning: When the tip of the dog’s penis sticks out of its sheath.
  • Spine Straight: When the dog’s back remains in a straight line.
  • Whale Eye: When the whites of the dog’s eyes show.


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