As I sit to write this article in front of me is my 5 yr. old dog continuously whining at me! Now there can be 2 possibilities either he is complaining that I am ignoring him from the last 15 minutes or he just like hey, you are 2 minutes late for giving me lunch mommy! It can be anything.
In every moment of dog lives they never miss out telling you that you are their everything and hence, your dog completes you.We all know that dogs are intelligent and loyal. But there is a lot more than just wagging tails and barking. They have many ways to communicate with us and tell us what they want to do, eat, sense, feel etc. So knowing about their behaviour can be very beneficial for you as well as for your little fur ball. Here are some ways to understand How Does Your Dog Communicate With You to know your buddy better.
How Does Your Dog Communicate With You
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH HUMAN…
- Wagging tail is the most common way to show love and affection towards you. If your dog is circling its tail and wagging its butt then he is happy to see to you and wants to love you more.
- If he jumps on you as soon as you come home and give you lots of sloppy kisses then we all know what it means, he is indeed very excited to see you. (PS never underestimate the power of a big hug and a sloppy kiss on a bad day!)
- Another way they show affection is by leaning on your legs. They would probably make soft eye contact with you with happy mouths as if smiling at you while you give them some belly rub!
I AM REALLY SCARED MOM AND DAD!
- When a dog is scared he would mostly flattened his ears and tuck his tail between his legs. This is when you should pet him and show some love and care.
- If he is slightly crouching or trying to hide behind you or under a table or a bed then it is also a sign of nervousness.
- Some more symptoms include excessive drooling, trembling, loss in control of having to pee and change in appetite and eating behaviour.
I AM ANGRY ARRGG…
- Widened eyes or continuously staring at something or someone is a sign of aggression. Also if he is barking loudly with a sharp firm tone, then understand he is really upset.
- Some more warning signs include high tall posture, tall tail standing high and growling.
- So if you see any of these signs it’s better to not go close to him and maybe find the cause of aggression and move it away.
I NEED HELP! I AM IN PAIN…
- Dogs when in pain or when they are sad mostly communicate by getting vocal that is, they will howl or whine.
- If they are wounded somewhere internal or external they will lick that part continuously to soothe themselves if you observe something like this immediately give it medical attention.
- Sometimes dogs suddenly become antisocial and very aggressive which means they are hurt somewhere and need attention.
- Changes in their body posture and the way they normally sleep is also a big sign. This means they are physically in pain and need to be taken to the doctor.
COMMON LETS PLAY FETCH…
- When Toby (my dog) excitedly bends and bows in front of me mostly having his favourite toy in his mouth, I know its play time!Do you want to know How my Dog Enlightened my Life For Better? If yes, than you must check this out!
- The play bow is a way of telling you that they wanna play and enjoying their moments. Typically their body language will be easy and loose, tail wiggly and a big toothy smile!
I LOVE DIGGING…
- The reason behind digging can be that your dog maybe trying to escape or maybe scared about something.
- Dogs try to escape if they are left alone or they see something really exiting happening on the other side of the fence.
- They may also do so to bury their valuable tops or bones to keep them safe from other dogs and people.
I AM FEELING SHY…
- Dogs also feel shy like us when in a new environment or around unknown people. They tend to go lower and lower, that is shrink and get smaller or even try to hide a bit near you.
Dogs are of various breeds and every breed is equally loyal to its master and that’s why they do their honest duties even when dog owners are not with them.
- You can even recognize by seeing if its ears are flattened towards the back of its head. This is a clear indication that you dog is feeling shy and is not comfortable in the company.
LET ME LICK YOU…
- Licking is a common behaviour that dogs use to communicate with you or other dogs.
- If your dog licks you then congratulations! He has accepted you as parent with all his heart and soul and loves you.
- Also dogs lick you when they respect you a lot. He may be communicating that he acknowledges you as a dominant in the family.
- Or he just like the way you taste! Yes its true, dogs like the salty taste of our skin and like to have a good lick.
- Everyone loves getting attention and so does your dog.
- If you are sitting and your dog approaches you and keeps his paws on your knee and has a grin on his face, he is seeking attention. May be he wants to play a little and have a run or he may be hungry.
- Dogs also communicate by laying in front of you with belly exposure, this means they want some attention and want you to pet them and rub their belly. (Belly rubs are always welcome for any dog!)
I DID NOT TEAR THE PILLOW, I AM NOT GUILTY!
- I once came back after work, walked into the room only to find out the room floor filled with pillow feather all over! I immediately knew who did it. When I called my dog he didn’t come and I found him near the kitchen door sitting tail tucked in and he was not making eye contact.
- This is how they communicate guilt.
He knew he did something unacceptable.
Secondary emotions like guilt and jealousy can be seen in dogs.
How does your dog communicate with you and click some amazing pictures to share it and make others happy as well. Oh and you will just make it your dogs best day ever.Knowing, what your dog wants to communicate with you is extremely important if you want to be a good dog parent. They are just like babies and need your attention, love and care, and they will give you unconditional love and loyalty for their whole lives. Just remember…“Dogs do speak but only to those who listen…”