Bella's main mode of communication is her soulful expression. If she wants a treat, she will very distinctively give a long glance at the top of the dresser where all the goodies are stored and then return her gaze to me. She looks at me when we arrive at our door after a walk as if to say, we did a good job, right? and when she has to wait so that I can unhook her leash. She knows ok because that is my word for you can go back to your room now. Her communication is subtle, but she is able to make her wishes known. One of the most fun is when she comes out of our room hoping for one of her mini walks. She is smiling, and cautious, and perky eared. Bella is in there, and she is coming out slowly. I know she is telling me, Wait for me mommy, I want to be your friend.