Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Reading canine body language can often times be perplexing, but the "play bow" is (happily!) really easy to spot: your puppy will bring her front legs down towards the floor, and lift her rear up high towards the sky in a supercute & pouncy pose. This posture is demonstrated in the photo by the obviously adorable dog model formerly known as Cookie. You'll see this gesture going on lots at dog parks between pups (and frisky old-timers, too.) You might even be approached the same way, with squeaky toy in tow! The play bow is universal dog language for "Hey, let's play!"