Learn to read your dog!
This app will teach you how to read, not only your dog but what ALL dogs are trying so hard to tell us. You’ll learn when they’re stressed, afraid or over-excited. You’ll learn the difference between aggression and assertive play or what a true confident dog looks like.
Canine body language can be confusing, but with the help of Dog Decoder, you’ll understand any dog’s signals like a pro.
Our Dogs Are Always Communicating
There are about SIXTY different poses on display in Dog Decoder. Each pose is beautifully and expressively illustrated by one of the world’s top dog artists.
Each pose comes with a diagram, pointing out where on your dog’s body he’s indicating how he’s feeling. For example, in the poses for “fear,” the diagram will point out the tucked tail, ears pulled back, etc. We won’t just show you a picture of a scared dog — we’ll teach you what to look for, the specific signs of fear.
Each pose also comes with a helpful description of the context. This is where you will learn about some common misconceptions, or what kinds of situations will cause your dog to assume each posture.
Meet Diamond, your friendly host and trainer! He’s a star dog-actor, and he’s here to show you everything you need to know about canine body language. Yes, this is a dog-training app, but it’s YOU that’s getting trained!
Diamond will take you through dozens and dozens of dog “postures” — situations that express his many emotions. You’ll see all the different ways Diamond knows how to tell his owner how he’s feeling.
You won’t just see the postures. We’ll also take you through the details of each posture: what’s happening with Diamond’s ears, his head, his tail, his tongue.
We’ll also discuss the context for each posture — the situation in which Diamond might hold his body like that. Or how you might easily mistake this posture for another.
The Team Contact Us
I’m Jill Breitner and I am the author of the Dog Decoder App. The app is recommended by veterinarians and veterinary behaviorists, John Ciribassi DVM, DACVB, Nancy Kay DVM, Carolyn Lincoln DVM, Dave McCrystal DVM and many more. I have been studying canine body language for almost 40 years and developed this app to help you learn more about what dogs are trying so hard to tell us.
The more you learn the safer your dog will be, the safer your family will be and the bond you create with your dog will be that much stronger. You can’t truly bond with your dog if you can’t communicate.
I created this blog to keep you engaged and teach you as much as I can. I’ll share my own stories, stories of others and you are free to share your own stories as well. We all learn from each other and no question is a stupid question. Mistakes will be made and this is how we learn.
Each and every blog has a message that can help you with your puppy, aggressive dog, stressed dog, teach your dog to be more confident, what steps to take when you first bring your puppy home and more. This blog is for you, your family and your dog.
Together we can be our dog’s advocate as their voice and create a world of happy dogs in happy families.
Read my full bio
I am mostly training virtually via online dog training sessions and workshops in veterinary practices, shelters, board and doggie day care centers and elementary schools.
Feel free to contact me for Online Dog Training sessions, interviews, podcasts, webinars or if you have any questions. Or just send me a picture of you and your dog. I look forward to hearing from you.
Jeff Bellsey does technology. Winner of multiple Webby awards, he divides his time between building web sites, finding creative ways to use technology to enable spirited wakefulness, and playing his fretless bass.
He is a proud cat person.
Lili Chin is a professional artist, illustrator, and animator. Founder of Doggie Drawings, Lili produces dog portraits and infographics for dog lovers, dog trainers, product packaging, posters, and books. She also does animation for film, tv, and the web.
Her terrier (and muse) Boogie is featured in most of her artwork, and has his own blog.