Dog Decoder 4+

jill breitner

Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 19 Ratings
    • $1.99



Do you know how to read your dog’s body language? Do you understand when he tries to tell you he’s stressed, or submissive, or ready for fun-time? Can you tell the difference between excitement and fear, or between aggression and the need to play?

Dog language can be confusing, but with the help of Dog Decoder, you’ll understand your dog’s signals like a pro.

Dog Decoder will teach you everything you need to know about how your dog communicates, so you can not only avoid bites, but share in a more satisfying, healthy, and loving relationship.

=== MEET “DIAMOND” ===

Diamond is your tour guide and trainer. He will show you how he looks when he’s afraid, when he’s stressed, when he’s just about to bite, and when he wants to play.


There are about SIXTY different poses on display in Dog Decoder. Each pose is beautifully and expressively illustrated by one of the world’s top dog artists.

Each pose comes with a diagram, pointing out where on Diamond’s body he’s indicating how he’s feeling. For example, in the poses for “fear,” the diagram will point out Diamond’s tucked tail, his ears pulled back, etc. We won’t just show you a picture of a scared dog — we’ll teach you what to look for, the signs of fear.

Each pose also comes with a helpful description of the context. This is where you will learn about some common misconceptions, or what kinds of situations will cause your dog to assume each posture.


The best way to see how much you’ve learned is to take the quiz! Some of the quiz questions are pretty challenging. Diamond wants to make sure you don’t get fooled next time he’s hiding under the coffee table or drooling – will you recognize the early warning signs of stress? Will you be able to warn your children when your dog is clearly done playing?

What’s New

Version 1.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Bug fixes & text corrections.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

LeiaKokiTamou ,

Good content but far too glitchy

I’m finding the content useful user-friendly, but the glitches are maddening, bordering on unusable. It won’t let me look at more than one or two poses before glitching - content is slow to refresh, but even if you wait for all the icon images to load on the screen there’s no guarantee that when you click on a body language or greeting option you won’t be faced with a blank screen—one that not only never loads, but doesn’t allow you to return to the menu screen. The only way to select another option is to close the app and reopen it. Every single time you want to select a new option to learn about.

ShaydaRi ,

Dog Listening

As a professional dog trainer I recommend this app to people all the time. As humans that choose to bring dogs into our lives we should learn as much about what our dogs are saying as possible to improve everyone’s quality of life. This app lets you discover some often overlooked body language that dogs use to communicate with us. The breakdowns of every signal are well explained and the illustrations by Lili Chin are easy to relate to & remember.

Pawdiator ,

Great App to teach people and children

400,000 children are sent to the ER because people don’t recognize the dog’s warning and stress signals.
As holistic dog trainer and behaviorist, it’s my priority to help people better communicate with their dog’s.
This app is what I recommend to my clients to test their skills and teach their children.
The quiz is a great way to learn safely and build a strong family bond with their dog.

App Privacy

The developer, jill breitner, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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