In my post NEED ADVICE...I really got some good suggestions
But one thing that was mentioned was the whites of the eyes...being a BAD sign...can anyone expand on that topic ? Here is what was posted by Lisa
>>>>Watch their eyes closely. If you see any fixation or staring with whites showing, dander up, or flagging of the tail, trouble is coming, seperate dogs. <<<<<<<<<<<<
I ask because Bean "plays" in the mornings, while I'm getting my walking gear on...and looks at me out of the corner of her eyes ( the whites ) showing..... tilts her head .....Talking and moaning and basically being a pest, until I get her hooked up for the walk.....
We have an appt for training on Thurs 13th...mean time I have stepped up her miscellanious commands, during our walk......Focusing On ME being the boss.....as well as only saying the command ONCE... I caught myself repeating my commands..two or three times....BAD BAD BAD.......ONE BOSS > ONE COMMAND >ONE TIME poor Bean she'd probably act NORMAL at any of your houses
Renee' GSP owner IN TRAINING
I get that play look from my kids too. That is not what Lisa was talking about. If you have ever seen a dog stare directly at another dog they will often drop their head a bit and really try to catch the other dogs eye. When they lock their can be troulble. Some of the other signs are the eyes showing a bit of white (not coupled with playful behavior), the hackles up on their back, the tails flagging (not a normal wag). When dogs are playful they tend to approach each other from the side not head on. They may do a play bow and/or roll over and expose their belly. Each dog is a little different and you really just need to learn to read your dogs behavior.