If only my dog could speak… Oh, wait, they can, and we are decoding their most common phrases!
Dogs are victims of age-old stereotypes: you can't be smart and drop-dead gorgeous. Despite the misconceptions, your furry friend is much more intelligent than other animals. And some people as well.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
Dogs communicate with us daily through their body language and movements. If we learn to observe and read them carefully, we will begin to discover what our dogs are trying to tell us.
When you scratch a dog behind its ears or give them a tummy rub, they might shut their eyes and remain still. That's because this type of touch makes your pet feel satisfied and relaxed.
I want to go potty
A dog who wants to go out for some business will start acting excited and nervous while spinning in circles. Of course, puppies have accidents, but adults prefer to leave their business outside the house, and they will often lead you to the door.
A dog will tilt its head when it is uncertain about something. When a dog tilts its head, it adjusts the position of its head so that it might be better able to hear a sign to solve the confusion.
It's playing time, and there's a name for dog's behavior when they want you to get involved – play bow. Front paws down with its hind in the air is a signal for playing.
You can tell if your dog is lonely or insecure by howling. Remember that wolves and your puppy share a special connection, so this is a way of calling the pack.
Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.
A scared dog will drop its ears and pull them back. The tail is between its legs, and the eyes are wide open.
I wanted revenge!
Who's a good girl? Not the one who ate your furniture, but that was nothing but separation anxiety mixed with anger.
The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.
Your dog may try to escape or avoid food in protest. Don't punish them – your working hours aren't in their vocabulary.
I'm going to bite
Flat ears, lips pulled back, and exposed teeth are a sign that your dog is ready for a fight.
It's easy to calm down a dog if you're around, but this is a dangerous situation for other dogs and humans as well.
Love is a four-legged word.
Try to relax your dog, calm him or her down, but don't shout or give treats. Instead, act peacefully and in command.
Just a bit anxious
Less concerned dogs will wag their low leveled tails, very fast. It's nervous laughter, most likely caused by a new dog park or greeting your new friends.
I'm trying to concentrate
When your dog is focused, it will be wide open and a little tense. They might prick up the ears, but not in a fearful way. The tail is straight, not too tall, and the dog is ready for any situation: from treats to barking and even attacking.
Not all dogs speak to their owners in the same way. You know when a dog is hungry because you saw their moves million times before. Watch them, and you'll be amazed by how much they are trying to tell you.
Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.
Once your dog gets to an advanced age, they might develop dementia. Seniors adapt wonderfully to their age, but you have to work with them. They are puppies all over again, so don't get mad for accidents.