Adorable body language of DOGS and its meaning
Welcoming us humans or other dogs, while having fun or when they are scared when they want to attract attention or show who rules here - dogs speak and sometimes even shout! Only... mostly silent. The language of dogs is not based on verbal signals, as when it comes to humans, but on optical signals expressed by body language or facial expressions. That is why we often ignore what our dog wants to tell us - we simply communicate on other platforms. Today we will present several dogs' behaviors and we will explain their meanings.
If your dog is blinking and squinting its eyes, it wants to play and spend time with you. If its eyes are turning back, dropping your eyesight - it's an uncertainty or an attempt to show you something. Contrary to our beliefs, it is not a guilt! Showing the white parts of the eyes or trying to look at a given object without turning the head towards it means the same as the expression "I need space". Noticing one dog in the eyes of the other means a threat, a challenge to fight.
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Going crazy when you are back home
Dogs become crazy when seeing their owners coming home just because they want to show humans how much they missed them. Dogs are sometimes jumping whether for their owner, for people in the park or for other dogs, mainly because they just want to say hello, make friendly relations. Unfortunately, it can be not only annoying but also dangerous when it comes to large dogs. A dog can do harm unconsciously because it does not realize its mass and because it has big, sharp claws which can hurt us too.
Sleeping next to you
Your dog wants to sleep beside you to feel closer to you when you are not at home. Moreover, because your four-legged friend does not see the world outside of you and you are the most important to it, it loves to spend time with you - in every form! Dogs have a very good hearing and react immediately when there is a potential threat nearby. Having such a "bodyguard" alongside means you do not have to be afraid of anything at all.
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This is the best expression of the dog's mood. The main rule is simple: if a tail is low, between legs - the dog is insecure, scared. Tail waving vigorously means a willingness to get involved in a given situation or joy (the sooner the dog gets more excited). If the tail is strong, smoothly bends, it covers the rump - it means friendly submission, it is an attempt to gain favor. Fixed tail - on the contrary, it is a lack of willingness to participate in a given situation (the tail also stays when hunting and showing animals by hunting dogs). A fixed tail can also mean anger.
Doing puppy eyes
There were some tests related to dogs' behavior, which established that dogs look at us with puppy eyes because they manipulate us quite consciously! With age, they learn that such look helps them to get what they want at the moment - no matter whether they talk about delicacies, sleeping in bed or anything else. So beware! And be vigilant. Dogs are not that simple as we may think. Doing puppy eyes means also that they want to emphasize their trust towards you as well as their love to you!
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Licking your face
This is to show you how much they are connected to you. It is a real proof that the dog treats you very seriously - as a great friend and at the same time - as a family. For a dog, licking is a sign of love and affection, just like hugging. Do you like to cuddle your dog? That's great but it prefers to lick you. Often dogs, through licking, show their submission to a stronger member of the herd, in this case, a human being. Our four-legged friends are perfectly aware of who is dominating them, so it's their way of showing respect and devotion. Licking your face can also relieve stress!
Following you everywhere, even to the toilet
This can be irritating behavior, especially when you want to be alone in the toilet. But, on the other hand, when you know the reason that manages the dog, you will find it very cute. Well, dogs are gregarious animals, whose natural instinct is that they do everything with their family. So... When this little puppy follows your steps (even to the toilet), it just wants to tell you: "You are my best friend, let's do everything together!" Although it's a nuisance, it's an adorable nuisance!
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Giving small presents
Many dogs just show the owner that they really care. They only do so in relation to someone that they like very much. This is particularly evident in retrievers who love to show their feelings in this way. Expert in this field, Jennifer Hammond, believes that these behaviors show a clear desire on the part of our pets to share happiness. Sometimes puppies would bring a ball to you or any other small object to show they really care about you, human!
Trying to comfort you
Dogs and people have been living together for thousands of years - and it's a pretty good relationship. No wonder that dogs have learned to read our emotions and recognize exactly when we are unhappy. They already know our body language. They show us that they love us and that we are close to them. They try to comfort us and identify with our sadness.