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Old 12-24-2012, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Body Language/Behavior - What do you see?

A couple of pictures of Indra and Nala. Tell me what you see. Can you predict what happened next, just by evaluating the pictures?

Here is Indra with "her" Jolly Ball.



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Nala sneaking up and Ma in the middle of everything


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So what do you think happened next?

How do you think Indra reacted? Was she aggressive? Getting ready to pounce at Nala for invading her space and trying to steal her precious jolly ball? Accident waiting to happen? Did I have to interfere?
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like play to me.
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I agree with play. They both just like they are preparing for a playful pounce. I think all dogs can be a bit different but at least with my dog his body language is very extreme- if he was not happy his hackles would be completely up, head would be very low, ears would not be relaxed like your dogs.
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Going by my own dogs.. I foresee zoomies. Nothing looks anxious or aggressive.
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I think Indra waited until Nala got really close, snatched up the ball, and then took off running and the other dogs chased. When do we know what actually happened?
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Nala is quite the little stalker. LOL where is Yukon? Doesn't he like playing with the girls?
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Looks like someone is about to get pounced on! Indra looks like she's saying "Come on, try to take the ball. Just try it."
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It looks like play to me...maybe even keep away with the chasing and all
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I agree with everyone else. Looks like there is about to be some serious chasing going on.
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If Indra is anything like Masi with a jollyball, Masi would have grabbed the ball and took off like a banshee) (catch me if you can!).

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