We talk a lot but our dogs watch.
Body language means more them than words. In many ways it is their language.
You can tell a lot about how a dog is feeling and what his intentions are buy the way he holds himself.
Conversely they are watching us for clues. If we do not display leadership with our body our dogs will know, no matter what words we use.
Dogs want to please us but they also want to feel safe. Strong leadership makes them feel like they are part of a successful pack.
Remember, your dog is watching you.
Be the pack leader.