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This was the most concise and informative article I could find about it: “His hackles went up. What does that mean?” It’s such a great question and one that I hear from clients regularly. When the hair on a dog’s back goes up (technically called piloerection), it’s usually a sign that the dog is aroused or excited in some way. It is an involuntary reaction, just like the goose bumps we humans get, so it’s important not to have any expectation of a dog being able to control it. While sometimes aggressive dogs do exhibit piloerection, it is not true that it’s necessarily a sign of aggression. Data are limited on this phenomenon, but as an ethologist trained to observe animals and their behavior, I have noticed some things about it. Based on my experience with many dogs over the years, it seems that different patterns of piloerection are associated with different behaviors, probably because they are associated with different internal emotional states. Some dogs exhibit a thin line (at most a few inches wide) of hair all along their back to the base of the tail. I associate this pattern of piloerection with a high level of confidence and in my experience, these dogs are more likely to go on offense and behave in an aggressive way than other dogs. Another common pattern of piloerection is a broad patch of fur (up to 8 or so inches wide) across the shoulders, which does not run more than one-quarter or one-third of the way down the back. I associate this pattern of piloerection with low confidence and I often find that these dogs are somewhat fearful. The most confusing pattern is when a dog exhibits a patch of hair that is raised at the shoulders and another raised patch at the base of the tail. The hair in between along the back is not raised. This pattern of piloerection often occurs in dogs who are in an ambivalent emotional state and feeling conflicted. Many of the dogs who show this pattern are somewhat unpredictable in their behavior and inclined to be more reactive than other dogs. Of course, there are many exceptions, but these generalizations apply to the majority of dogs that I see.” - Karen B. London Phd. [https://thebark.com/content/piloerection]
When it's 5 mins to dinner time 😊 #isittimeyet #feedme
Clouds make for the best picture days..... _________________________ How is everyone! I am great! I’m at work at the moment but I’m on break so I thought I’d post! Check my story for a pile about when I should post on my account! I want to know the times my active followers are more active! Well I hope you all have a great week! . Bandana by @banditsboutique . . . #pitty #pittypride #pitbull #pit #lab #blacklab #dog #pittybull #love #lovable #loveabully #bully #waether #good #awesome #olive #snow #cold #statelyhound #labs_of_insta_fans #labrater_feature #lovemylab #labsareawesome #dogsarecool #lovedogs #igdogs #dogsofinstagram . . . I own the rights to all of my photos✋🏼
Трогательных болеющий лабропупс😔 #друг #пес #безусловнаялюбовь
All ready earlier for the drive back to school on this beautiful Victoria Day! It’s so nice that I’m only a couple hours away from home, but even so the drive is still often so draining. •• I need to be SO careful what I eat before leaving as there aren’t very many places to stop along the highway. Unfortunately I had to stop today, pretty much nothing has agreed with me this weekend. I ran as fast as I could because I HATE leaving Vader in the car alone (yes I’m paranoid lol) I also had my kombucha explode in my lap so I spent the last 45 minutes soaking wet and sticky 😭😭 back at my school house now and all showered, waiting for my spaghetti squash and rice to cook 🤤 • • #explosivekombucha #sosticky #blacklab #lovemylab #labsofinstagram #purplehairdontcare #backtoschool #longweekend #victoriaday #colitis #colitisawareness #colitiswarrior #colitisfighter #colitislife #ulcerativecolitis #ulcerativecolitisawareness #ulcerativecolitisfighter #ulcerativecolitiswarrior #crohnsdisease #crohnsandcolitis #crohnsandcolitiscanada #ibdstrong #ibdstrong #ibdsuperheroes #ibdwarrior #invisibleillness #autoimmunedisease
When I spot the neighbor kitty, Jack Jack!
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My dinner is at least two minutes late 😳 And I thought I had good personnel here 🤔 Happy Monday friends 🐾❤️ 📸 by my male servant ▪️▪️▪️▪️#cannottrust #theservants #dinnerislate #blacklab #talesofalabpuppy #talesofalab #blacklabsrule #labsdaily #blacklabsrock #labradoroftheday #blacklaboftheday #labrater_feature #cutepuppy #lovemylab #labsofinstagram #instalabs #dailywoof #labpuppylove #blacklab_squad #labradorinnoutaja
We enjoyed the summer weather today outside and totally forgot to take a picture. Mom often gets angry with me at the moment when I'm off the leash, cause I sometimes ignore her now and go sniffle for food instead of coming when she tells me to. 🙃 consequence is that I'm not allowed to run free anymore on our walks of I don't behave. 😔 . . . #labrador #labradorretriever #labradorpuppy #labstagram #brownlab #chocolatelab #labradoroftheday #labrador_lovers #labrador_class #labradorable #lovemylab #chocolatelaboftheday #petstagram #labradorsofinstagram #labradorlove #pupstagram #puberty
Eating better isn't just for humans!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🐾Winnie, our #chiefcanineofficer is always willing to be the taste our raw veggies to make sure they are okay for human consumption. She's a giver!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our prior #labradorsofinstagram (Sota and Schooner), hated vegetables just like their mom (me!).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But Winnie came to us well into our healthy living journey. And she hasn't met a vegetable she doesn't like. She even nibbled on some raw asparagus yesterday too.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do your dogs like veggies?
Monday vibes ✌
Took Nala to my PT test today! I’m so proud of her! She ran the entire 1.5 mile and did the sprint with me as well! #labsofinstagram #LoveMyLab #BCHC #PTTest
Max joined our family in June of 2004, he was Dylan's 10th birthday gift, we spent a day dog shelter hoping not really knowing what kind of dog we were looking for. The first dog at the first shelter walked to his kennel door, pressed his entire body against the grate and just looked at us while we pet him and then we continued on to other shelters. We were not looking for a barely out of puppy stage black dog who would eventually be a large 80lb black dog. At the end of the day we were heading back to #oregonhumanesociety to ask about this too young black dog, I was looking for a more mature trained dog. What they pieced together was that 'McDuff' was a Lab/Rottweiler mix, about a year and a half old, had been surrendered by his original owner then was adopted out only to be left at a vet the next day. Basically 2 families missed out and we won the dog lottery. What we gained was a fairly well trained dog who didn't bark and never made a mess in the house. He was also deathly afraid of water and didn't fetch, it was years before he would drink from his water dish while it was being filled with a hose. #olddogsrule #olddogsofinstagram #hewillbemissed #lovemylab #seniordog #olderlabs #adoptdontshop
"La fedeltà di un cane ci insegna che l'amicizia può durare per sempre" MEG😍 . . . #blacklab #labsofinsta #today #lovemylab
Happy 1st Birthday to our boy!!!🐶 The first picture is what Tommy sent to me asking if we could have him😍 #godknewmyheartneededyou #furbaby #chocolatelab #labsofinstagram #firstbirthday #howcanyousayno #familydog #boymom #lovemylab #evenwhenhesintrouble
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I don’t like this thingy. I cant find a spot to poop. Hooman take it off 😢#labsofinstagram #puppies #goodboy #labradorretriever #puppy #coneofshame #coneofshamesucks #lovemylab #lovemylabrador #mypuppy
I love this handsome dog of mine. ♥️
Yup! I don’t have time for any others!
I think Mummy wants me to put this down but all the baby’s things are good to chew
Public bark announcement!!! ✌ @dog.derp.of.the.day will be having a #monsterderp week starting Sunday to feature some scary pup derps since @animalplanet is having their #monsterweek !! 😲 If you have a scary all teeth monster derp, tag it #monsterderp and we will share it next week! We know you can do it!! Derp it up!! #imderpchallenged
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These two goofballs...
Waiting for human big sister 👩🏼to arrive. I require lots of attention and gravy bones! Every time I jump up to look out the window I do a little trump 💨😷and startle myself #waiting #fart #gravybones #blacklab #blacklabsrule #blacklablove #blacklabrador #blacklabsquad #blacklabsmatter #blacklabsofinstagram #blacklabsofig #worldoflabs #talesofalab #lovemylab #lovelabs #lablove #blacklabsoftheday #blacklabsofinsta #fablabs
I’m not sure what all this cold fluffy white stuff is but I ruv it 😻❄️ | . . Credit by: @lifeofhurricanehugo
When Mom wants to bathe you; but you just want to go for a swim! #labradorretriever #fortheloveofpets #lovemylab #waterdogs #dogsofinstagram
Nice little 2.2 mile run this morning in just under 30 minutes. Put the earbuds in and just jammed out! It’s way easier running with music in your ears than it is without! Glad I finally was able to run again 😀 I’ll do my home workout later! . . . . .
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