Dogs may tuck their tails between their legs, indicating fear or submission. Observe their body language for context.
Dogs avoid direct eye contact when feeling submissive, as staring can be perceived as a threat in the canine world.
Dogs may roll onto their backs to expose their belly, a classic submissive gesture seeking protection or trust.
A submissive dog will appear low and crouched, trying to make themselves smaller to avoid conflict.
Lip licking is a sign of anxiety and submission, commonly observed in stressful situations.
Submissive dogs may vocalize with whining or whimpering to express their vulnerability or seek reassurance.
Some dogs may involuntarily urinate when feeling extremely submissive or fearful.
A dog extending a paw is a display of submission and a request for acceptance or approval.