There are many a way to cater to your dog’s important needs. So, we invite you to continue in the quest to anticipate, by providing greater knowledge on interpreting a pooch’s body language.
What can you tell when they bark? When it’s loud & pretty regular, that’s likely urgent. They sensed surrounding danger & decided to let you know about it. Barking would also let you know when they’re in pain.
But short smooth barking is likely to let you know they’re ready to play. Getting used to their varied barks would go a long way to more quickly hone in your pup’s intentions. Regarding wanting to play, a dog may not necessarily want to engage in that behavior with you when getting you toys.
They’re just trying to seek a way in which to try pleasing you. By looking at the last installment on this series, we included how canines would see you as their alpha dog. Thus their instinctual way to seek giving you respect.
It also shows the trust level they see you with, when your dog is trying to give you that very valuable-in-their-eyes object. Or just showing agape charity on letting you have their ‘priced possession’. So when you see Rover doing that to you, don’t throw out whatever a pup gives you so it won’t be disappointed.
Would your pup yawn when becoming disappointed? That may be a human thing to do, but in your pooch’s case, it could be seen as a boredom sign. Or, yeah, sleepy (that one’s just like us). Making the yawn also shows submission.
The more a dog yawns, the more relaxed it’s shown to be. But it could be sending mixed signals, as regularly yawning could also be pointing to stress or in an anticipating mode. We’ll explain this one next..