Conflict Signals

  • Approach-Retreat: When the dog moves forward and then backward orienting towards either an object, human or animal.
  • Bow: When the dog’s front end is lowered and his rear end remains high.
  • Mounting: When the dog clasps his front legs around something (human, animal, or object) and arches his back while pumping/thrusting his genitalia.


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