Raised Hackles
* Deciphering dog body language is an important part of communicating with your canine.

* Dogs use posture, facial expressions, and other body language to communicate.

* Understanding your’s dog body language is a key aspect of responsible ownership.

When a dog’s hackles are raised, it means the hair along their back is standing up. Technically called piloerection, the fur can fluff up across the shoulders or down the back and all the way to the tail. This is a definite sign that the dog is aroused, but not necessarily in a negative way. The dog might be upset or stressed but could also be excited or intensely interested in something. It’s often an involuntary reaction, like goosebumps in people.

Source: American Kennel Club

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