(DOG TRAINING/VIDEO) We all like to think we’re masters of communication when it comes to our dogs, but there’s certain behavioral cues most of us are probably missing. Don’t fret, aspiring Dr. Dolittles! Thanks to YouTube video blogger, kikopup, you can pick up a few tricks and communicate with your pets in their own language.

When dogs are feel threatened or on edge lick your lips or yawn.
YouTube personality kikopup can help you communicate with your dog. Photo Credit: Monique Puyman

Dog behavior can be a delicate issue, especially when your pet is surrounded by animals or people they never come in contact with. Mastering simple techniques like licking your lips or yawning, can assure your dog they’re in a safe situation. Watch kikopup’s video below and learn to improve communication with your canine friends.