Mouthing Around: West Vancouver, BC

category: Dogs • 1 min read

2 dogs mouthing

Two Dogs Mouthing Around: Vancouver, BC

Lizzy, the white dog, is playing with a Shiba Inu, the brown dog. It looks fierce, but they are just playing.

Usually, when a dog doesn’t like it anymore, that dog starts whimpering and the other dog usually stops.

What makes the difference between playing around and getting ready to attack? Directions and tensions.

  1. Direction: They are not facing each other, they are running in the same direction. The are next to each other, not on top of each other…
  2. Tension: Tension of the hair between the shoulders, tension of the tail, tension of the nails (yes dogs can stick their nails out, not as much as cats…), tension of the ears…


Camera: Canon 70D ISO 100 and 1/320
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4 @187mm and f/5
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