Dogs mostly sense and replicate human emotions. Most humans don’t understand this, but their expressions don’t only reflect our mood but also our state of being. Many expressions that pet owners might find cute, can actually have different and deeper meanings. Read ahead to be able to comprehend some basic expressions that your pets might be making or actions they might be doing!
Puppy dog eyes
The most easily differentiated trait among our canines and also used, as an expression by humans is puppy dog eyes. Many pet owners might have received it from their pooches especially when they have food in your hand. The matter of fact remains, that your pets subject you to the classic puppy dog eyes, not only because they are interested what’s in your hand, but also want your attention. They are more concerned about getting your love and care! A treat is just going to be an icing on the cake for them in that case!
Tilting head to one side
We have all enjoyed videos, especially of pugs responding to their owners with head tilts on Instagram. No, these dogs are not trained to tilt their head every time their owner speaks, they are just sensitive to sound and want to make sure they understand things being said better. They tilt their head to accurately locate the sound, especially when they feel they are uncertain about something they want more information about. Canines usually tilt their heads when their owner or trainer speaks to them. It also shows a close emotional bond between your pooch and you.
Showing you their belly
Its sure is a favorite pose to see our pooches in! It gives us a chance to be able to smoother them with all the love and tummy rubs in the world! And that’s precisely what they’re expecting as well! When a canine exposes his or her belly to you, they are showing a strong sign of respect to you with an added sense of security. By making themselves physically vulnerable, they are showing their submission to you, to get love and cuddling in return.
When your pet sleeps in the same position, with their legs in the air and flat on the back, it indicates that they are secure in their surroundings.
Laying themselves in their owners empty bed
Have you ever noticed your dog get comfortable in your bed in your absence? They could have probably found the perfect spot and are well curled in bed before you arrive. It is a sign of your pooch wanting to feel close to you even while you are not there. Your bed has your scent and that is why they feel more secure there. It is also indicative of strong emotional bonds they share with their owner.
Their post bath energy
We all know dogs find bathing stressful, that’s nothing new. But something pet owners have always been puzzled about is the bundle of energy that their pooches release once they’re out of the shower. Dogs do that to release all the tension that was building inside them while their owners were busy scrubbing and washing them. They are glad the entire process is finally over and running around helps release the bundled up tension.
Sitting between your legs or feet
Many pet owners mistake this as indicative of wanting love or showing possessive behavior. In reality it means that your pet needs your reassurance. They are probably trying to make themselves feel safe by sitting closer to you. It could also mean they are trying to reinsure themselves regarding the availability of their owners.
Ever been caught in an embarrassing situation where your pet wouldn’t stop humping your guests? Well the good sign is that it is completely normal. Your pet might be trying to get the attention of those around. Humping is also seen as a sign of your pet showing their dominance. Well, they clearly know how to show whose the BOSS!