7/21/2017 8:48:03 PM

Adopted dog used to be scared of strangers. Now, watch him try a head massager for the first time

On the last day of spring in April in Slovenia, a beautiful Husky enjoys some well-deserved attention from his owner. Silver, as the dog is known, was adopted from a shelter at the age of one year. Although his background is not known, it’s apparent that he had a rough first year of life.


Silver was in bad shape when his new owners took him home. He was afraid of people, especially men, which leads us to believe he must have been treated harshly. It took a lot of love and patience to bring out his shining personality, but with perseverance, Silver made a complete comeback.

From a dog who shrank at an outreached hand, Silver has become trusting enough for his humans to stretch out a hand with an unusual-looking contraption in it. Instead of shrinking back from the attention, as he used to do, he eagerly awaits whatever his human has in store for him.

I’m not sure how I would react to this weird thing coming in my direction, but Silver has learned trust, and he’s about to be rewarded for it.

For as long as people have owned dogs, they have tried to understand their body language. If you love your dog (and I’m sure you do), you wish you knew what he was thinking and if he was happy.

Studies have been done to try and pinpoint body language that tells us when our dogs are happy, sad, menacing, in pain, jubilant, and so on. Panting (breathing with the mouth open) may be a sign of many things. Silver’s panting expression indicates pleasure. His eyes and eyelids are relaxed. His gaze is soft and his brow is smooth. His ears are relaxed, too. He almost seems to be smiling. All these are signs that he is happy.

When you watch the video, you’ll see a dog who seems happy. What do you think? Does your dog “smile” at you when he’s happy? What other signs of pleasure do you see in your own pet?