The Meaning Behind 10 Strangest Dog Behaviors | Facts about Dogs That Every Seniors Should know

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Well, if you are a dog owner you probably know that these adorable furry creatures sometimes do some things that we do not really understand and that is why we love them! The truth is that dogs are not as mysterious as cats and they share with us even the strangest side of their behavior, and sometimes, it is quite difficult for us to understand their body language and social cues. So, it is important to understand them and correct them if necessary.

We all love our pets more than anything and we’d literally do everything for them! They need us, our love, affection and understanding, so we should try our best to make them feel happy and comfortable.

Here are some reasons behind your dog’s weird behaviors and we hope that you will understand their behavior better once you notice these things & be sure to be serious about behavior n1.

10- What do puppy eyes mean?

If you’ve been on the receiving end of hard-to-resist puppy eyes, you’ll know how hard it is to keep your calm. It’s like your puppy knows exactly how to get what he or she wants, whether it’s more food or forgiveness for knocking over the trash can. According to research, dogs are more likely to switch to this expression if they know humans are watching. The jury’s still out regarding whether dogs use puppy eyes specifically manipulate us, but we’re pretty sure our sneaky pups know all the tricks when it comes to getting your dinner leftovers.

 

9- WHY DO DOGS KICK THEIR FEET AFTER POOPING?

Whether it’s on one of your daily walkies or when your pup is trotting around in the backyard, you’ve no doubt seen your pup kick their paws out behind them after they’ve peed or pooped…

Now, you’re not alone if you believed your pooch was doing this to cover up their mess – but, unfortunately, if you thought this, you’d be wrong!

When your dog kicks and scratches the ground after they have released their bowels or bladder, they’re actually releasing a pheromone located in the scent glands found on their paws. Similarly to marking with their urine, kicking the ground and leaving their pheromone in the grass is just another way your pup is marking their territory – telling others nearby or passing dogs that they’re the alpha.

So, when you think your dog is sniffing another dog’s poop, they’re actually sniffing the pheromones in the dirt. This slightly dirty way of communication can also inform other dogs of danger or if they’re ready to mate.

 

8- Why does my dog curl up into a little ball when he sleeps?  

Dogs have preferred sleeping positions, just like humans. So while there’s probably nothing wrong with your dog wanting to curl up in a little ball to get some shut-eye, you may want to check that your pup isn’t doing it because he or she is cold.

 

7- Why does my dog licks me every time?

While you might not always want your dog to cover you in slobbery kisses, his licks are actually his way of showing affection. Plus, your dog has probably figured out that licking you tends to get your attention.

Of course, there are other reasons dogs lick you. Some researchers say licking is a sensory tool for dogs — similar to reaching out and touching something. Another explanation could be that canine mothers lick their puppies (and puppies lick their mothers and littermates) for grooming and social reasons. So this natural behavior continues into adulthood.

 

5. WHY DO DOGS EAT GRASS?

It is commonly believed that eating grass means your dog is unwell or feeling sick; trying to relieve any pain or discomfort – but that may not entirely be the case. Less than 25% of dogs will actually vomit after they have eaten grass. So, if they’re not eating grass to be sick or to soothe an upset stomach, then why are they doing so?

Well, the answer is simple! Dogs, just like us humans, need a varied diet – which includes roughage – and grass just so happens to be a great source of fiber, supporting your dog’s digestive system.

If your pup has a fiber deficiency, it can affect their ability to pass stools comfortably and digest food correctly. So, your pup may actually be snacking on some blades of grass to fulfill a need for fiber to help their bodies run more smoothly.

 

4- Why my dog cocks her head

Whistling, speaking in a high-pitched voice or even making funny noises can cause one of dogdom’s cutest and most amusing behaviors: head tilting. Exactly why dogs cock their heads to the side remains uncertain, but behaviorists speculate that canines are trying to make sense of what they hear. They also might be trying to pick out a key word like “walk” or “fetch” to find out if what you’re saying will lead to something fun or rewarding. Another reason your pup might tilt her head is to more accurately determine the location of a sound.

If she’s consistently holding her head to one side without an obvious trigger, she might have a medical issue and should see a veterinarian.

 

3- Why do dogs sleep on their back in that goofy position?

The reason is actually pretty cute. The posture shows security. When a dog curls up to sleep, they are protecting their vital organs from predators. Years of domestication has allowed dogs to sleep on their backs, with their stomach up, vulnerable to predators. This behavior shows owners that their dog feels comfortable and safe.

 

2- WHY DO DOGS TURN BEFORE THEY LAY DOWN?

Did you know that some wildlife biologists believe that our pups’ wolf family members turn before they sleep to make sure they face the wind so that they can pick up any dangerous scent? Amazing right?! This natural behavior might be one of the answers to why dogs turn before they lay down.

Another reason your pooch circles before they sleep is to simply make sure they’re comfortable and cool. Just like how we humans often flip our pillows over to the ‘cooler side’, your pup will walk in a circle, pressing down on their beds to make it feel perfect for sleep.

 

1- Sniffs Other Dogs’ Butts

A dog’s way of saying, “Hello, nice to meet you,” to another dog is to sniff the other dog’s butt. In the human world, this behavior could land you in jail. In the dog world, this is a socially acceptable form of greeting. But still, why sniff butts? A dog’s ability to smell is 10,000 times better than ours, and, well, there are a lot of revealing aromas that come from a canine’s rear end.