10 COMMON DOG BEHAVIORS Explained πŸΆβ“

πŸ§πŸ• Many of us see our dog doing things we think are strange, but they are actually completely normal canine behaviors. In this AnimalWised video, we explain 10 COMMON DOG BEHAVIORS which you may be misinterpreting. Find out if your dog’s behavior is normal or if there is something they are trying to tell you.

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If your dog has some behaviors you find Odd it could be that we simply don't Understand what we're looking at in this Animal Wise Video we explain the reasons Behind 10 of the most common dog Behaviors [Music] The dog is a social animal Dogs are characterized by being very Sociable animals a trait that has also Been enhanced during their domestication And breeding for this reason it's not Surprising they constantly seek our Attention and affection even more than Towards other members of the same Species Check out the first info video to learn More about canine language so you can Understand your dog perfectly [Music] ER their reference figure Dogs see in us a figure of reference for Purposes of security especially in Places they don't know well it's Completely normal for them to follow us This both avoids them getting lost and Provides reassurance that their Guardian Is by their side having this feeling of Security directly influences their Well-being They want to know what you do once Inside the home the dog also follows us To see what activities we do this is a Way to enrich their day-to-day and avoid

Monotony it's also possible they follow Us to make sure they can pick up some Crumbs that we have dropped in the Kitchen or to simply try to participate In what we're doing You are their caregiver dogs tend to Follow those who provide them the most Comfort or with whom they share the Strongest bonds it's necessary to add That a dog will not only follow an owner For their material needs they can Provide but also due to the love Affection and companionship we provide Them discover 10 things your dog is Trying to tell you in the next info Video we share [Music] Separation anxiety there is another Factor that influences this behavior and That it's very important we address Separation anxiety if left untreated Separation anxiety creates an insecure Distrustful and fearful personality in Your dog which can lead to other Behavioral problems are there symptoms That you could observe in your dog are The following when you're away from home They become destructive bark and may Even urinate or defecate inside they Greet you in an exaggerated way and get Depressed when they know you're leaving They have insecure skittish and Dependent behaviors they are unable to Be alone or manage their loneliness

Properly separation anxiety is a serious Behavior problem that affects many dogs It's important to go to the professional To correctly diagnose the problem and Provide the appropriate guidelines to Solve it for this you can consult a Trainer a canine educator or a Veterinarian specialized in mythology Some may find it gross others encourage It but what does your dog mean when they Lick you Why do dogs lick your face Don't lick our face is a display of the Love and affection they feel towards Humans this behavior is considered Affiliative Behavior which certain Animals carry out to strengthen the bond They have with others this is why it's Common for dogs to lick your face when You get home as a greeting they are Happy to see you and want to welcome you In style There are a few better welcomes in the World [Music] Why do dogs lick our mouths one reason The puppy will lick your mouth is Because they are hungry and want you to Give them food this is an instinctive Behavior seen most commonly with puppies When being weaned onto solid food the Purpose of this lick is to ask their Mother to regurgitate some food for them When adult dogs lick your mouth it has

Several meanings and it can be a sign of Affection as above or simply as a way to Get our attention or even wake us up in The morning Dogs may also lick our mouth as a common Signal when they are stressed or Overwhelmed asking us to chill If they are licking us because they feel Uncomfortable we need to identify the Cause of the stress and avoid it Especially if it is due to our own Behavior Why do dogs lick feet there are Different reasons why dogs lick feet in Most cases it's due to the smell they Give off sweating expels salts that dogs Find irresistible even if it seems Unappealing to us they can also lick our Feet to initiate play as a way to Investigate new smells or simply to get Our attention [Music] Why do dogs lick our hands this behavior Is related to their curiosity dogs love To explore and learn about the world Around them including the humans that Enter their environment our hands can Reveal a lot about what we do during the Day the places we have been and the Things we have touched when your dog Licks you they can test evidence of These activities in this way the dog Tries to know a little more about your Routine also as in the previous case

They may Simply Be investigating a Certain odor Why do dogs lick our ears our ears are One of the most enticing body parts to Dogs they lick the ears of humans and Other dogs often this behavior is Usually due to one of three reasons the First issue is hygiene dogs lick each Other's ears as a hygiene measure that They may try to do the same with you it Doesn't necessarily mean you're dirty For dogs it is only a way to prevent Waxy buildup so this gesture is intended To help you secondly even if it sounds Unpleasant dogs may be licking your ears Because they like the taste remember That our canine friends know the world Through their senses of smell and tears For this reason it's not surprising they Like to lick us constantly Lastly they may be doing it to show you Affection as with the face your dog can Also lick your ears as a way of Expressing their love for you if you Stop to think carefully when your Faithful friend does this you respond to Them with pampering and caressing which Prompts them to continue licking you but This is not the only way dogs show their Love discover in the video we share here 10 signs you are your dog's favorite Person Although it can be a little strange our Dogs will have some good reason for

Staring at us we find them out now Asking you for something One of the main reasons why your dog Stares at you is to ask for something They need or want if your dog stares at You very intently when you return home They may want to go for a walk similarly If they haven't eaten in a while they May be trying to remind you dinner time Is approaching they may simply want Attention or affection so they stare at You until you pick up on it this often Happens when we are busy doing other Things Although this behavior is common in dogs We might end up reinforcing it Unconsciously if we offer them a toy or Treat every time they stare at us they Can't internalize this action with being Rewarded encouraging them to do it more In the future They are reading your expressions dogs Mostly use body language to communicate With their Guardians as well as other Animals in their environment this is Partly why they are so attentive to our Attitudes body postures facial Expressions and gestures by paying Attention to these things they can Understand our state of mind and Intentions For this reason your dog often looks at You to read your emotions and understand What you're trying to express

Non-verbally this happens in particular When we speak to our dogs or do Something they find Curious or strange They might fix their Gazette as Carefully since we are acting out of the Ordinary even if what we do doesn't seem Abnormal to ourselves we need to be Careful with our own body language If you want to improve your bond and Communication with your best friend we Invite you to watch the video we share Here about canine language Pay attention to your orders if your dog Stares at you during a training session It's a good sign it means they are Paying attention to the commands you are Trying to teach them in fact eye contact Plays a key role in dog training Especially if the dog has hearing Problems before starting each session we Must ensure our dog is attentive and can Focus on training one of the best tests To see if your dog is paying attention Is to see if they're able to maintain Eye contact with you They are angry and preparing to attack Have you ever seen your dog adopt a Defensive stance when staring at you Dogs often interpret this attitude as a Kind of challenge or confrontation if Your dog stares at you but shows signs Of aggression such as burying their Teeth bristling their hair flattening Their ears or groiling it's likely they

Are angry and preparing to attack If this happens you need to look away And walk away slowly but don't make Sudden movements or turn your back on Them you will need to wait for them to Calm down after they have done so you Will need to take them to a veterinarian To rule out the possibility of a medical Problem which may lead to behavioral Problems such as aggression after really Not a physiological issue you need to Seek anthologist to understand this Behavior Although these are General reasons your Dog's staring at you while you sleep may Be due to something more specific How do dogs communicate with us Before answering the question on why Dogs look at us when we sleep we need to Understand some basic methods of canine Communication over the years of Domestication dogs have developed Interspecies communication of which the Eyes play an important role they are an Obvious and efficient way to communicate Emotions to humans the different shapes The eyes can take such as wide open or Narrow are a result of the muscle Movement around the eye these muscles Are known as the palpable muscle group And are responsible for the different Forms the eye can take It is often an involuntary act on the Part of the animal depending on their

Mood they will move their muscles to Convey one emotion or another this Entire process is handled through the Dog's central nervous system that's Similar to how we create various Expressions as reaction to stimuli Additionally the size of their pupils Are revelatory pupil dilation is Something they cannot control at all it Occurs due to the internal processes Motivated by the emotional moment in Which it is happening and is managed Automatically by the central nervous System this combination of eye movement And pupil dilation in addition to air Position and lip movement is known as Facial communication understanding this As well as the other expressions of a Dog which make up their body language Will help us to understand what our dog Is trying to say but it takes practice And patience discover more about canine Language in the video that we share here Why does my dog look at me when I sleep This is mainly due to a need to protect You dogs have a highly developed Protective Instinct so they may stand Guard when they feel we are in a Vulnerable position including when we Are asleep the same can happen when we Go to the bathroom or a stranger is Present now what if you're not sleeping And your dog is still staring at you What does their look mean at other times

See the importance of context in this Video here it is also likely your dog Lies next to you when you rest or they Tend to stay close to vulnerable people Such as children or the elderly even if They do not stare at you when your dog Stays either near their trusted guardian Or someone they consider weak it's not Only a form of protection from possible Danger it's a clear way to demonstrate Love and affection Leaning against you can seem like a Strange Behavior but it can often reveal A lot find out in our next video they Love and enjoy your company if your dog Leans in you when you pet them you can Take it as a token of affection let your Dog rest their head on top of you when You're petting or when you stretch out In the sofa together is irrefutable Proof they love you and like to be by Your side this is because you offer Warmth and security this is how it goes In litters of puppies as they sleep Together lean on top of each other and Get close to their mother Discover other fascinating dog behavior With this video on why dogs lick us They trust you the reason why your dog Leans on top of you when they sleep or Are relaxed is that you provide them With physical and emotional security By your side they feel protected and Lose the need to stay alert without

Doubt it's a clear demonstration of Confidence likewise it means that the Bond you have established is strong and You're considered family by the dog They want your attention if your dog Spends a lot of time alone and you can't Be together as much as you should it's Likely they will perform this Behavior With the intention that you will listen To them play with them go for a walk or You fill their bowl with food could also Be that your dog has learned that every Time they lean on top of you you pay Attention to them this action is useful When they want something even if it is Simple interaction To tell others to stay away you may have Observed this Behavior if you live with Multiple dogs the fact that your dog is Leaning on top of you when others Approach can be a way of wanting all Your attention focused on them and not On others in turn it serves as a message To the other dogs to stay away from you If you see your dog displaying other Behaviors that Express aggressiveness Such as growling when other dogs Approach it could be problematic Possessive Behavior You should also consider doing something In case your dog shows signs that Indicate they feel hyper attachment Towards you some of these signs are Excessive barking to get your attention

Destroying objects when you're not at Home or being constantly at your side in These cases it could be that your dog Experiences separation anxiety when You're not with them harming their Well-being and making it difficult to Coexist for this reason it's best to see Your veterinarian or a canine educator For help If you want to learn more about Separation anxiety take a look at the Video above [Music] Is my dog dominant if they lean on top Of me nothing is further from the truth Since dominance is an Interest-species-specific Behavior Meaning it is only performed by dogs With other dogs If you've lived with several dogs at the Same time you may have noticed that they Do not behave the same towards each Other as with you although it seems Obvious your dog knows that you're not a Dog their way of relating to you is the Result of learning not instinct as they Are a domestic animal they have the Ability from a young age to shape the Way they communicate with you for this Reason you must offer a basic education That allows you to interact positively With them and create a good bond between You Continuing with strange dog behaviors

Now I were going to explain why your dog Sometimes nibbles you Exploratory Behavior puppies and Adolescent dogs are very curious the Best way for them to explore the world Around them is through their mouths with Small bites they discover new flavors And textures as well as relate to other Individuals this is the reason why Puppies bite everything and Chase Everything that moves including our Hands and feet if your dog bites your Feet when walking don't miss the video On the card above Play Behavior we only have to walk past A dog when they're in the mood to see How readily they can want to play we see This when they are with each other Enacting hunting behaviors and even Biting each other gently we humans are Part of their social grip so dogs see us As a playmate they enjoy running after Us and nipping at us once they catch us If your dog nips at you gently they may Simply want to initiate a play session With you if your dog bites you as part Of a game or they are a puppy still Exploring the world around them you Don't have to worry this behavior is Completely natural and healthy for them To enact if your dog is very rough and Hurts you with their teeth you will need To teach bite inhibition you should Always have stuffed animals ropes or

Teething toys on hand so you can offer Them something to redirect their Attention whenever they get excited or Play too rough If you're a puppy also growls when Biting you should take a look at our Next info video [Music] Boredom and demand for attention many Dogs learn by association to get the Attention of their Guardians through Small nibbles on some part of their body They may even grab the Hem of their Pants or sleeves with their teeth and Pull at them if your dog pulls in your Clothes they will most likely bite you To get your attention similarly they can Do this to indicate they are bored or When something is frustrating if a dog Grabs your hand with their mouth or Pulls at your clothes to get your Attention and you subsequently do pay Them attention they will internalize This Behavior as appropriate if you Dislike this Behavior you will need to Replace it with a more suitable option Avoid reinforcing your dog if they bite Or nip at you I.E don't give them the Attention they want don't scold them as It will be counterproductive simply show Them gradually that doing this will get Them nowhere and they should change Tactic They want space when a dog feels

Uncomfortable with our presence or our Behavior they will want us to leave them Alone to do this they display a series Of signs known as calming signals these Include yawning licking or turning away They are often subtle to the point we Don't even notice them so the dog feels Compelled to express themselves more Intensely through threat signals which In many cases involve growling and small Nips of controlled intensity if you Suspect your dog is giving you small Bites because they are uncomfortable It's important you respect their space Don't force them to interact with you if They don't feel like it in the moment It's best to try to identify the reason Why your dog may feel tense or stressed And learn about canine language in General this will help you to Communicate effectively and improve your Bond if necessary a professional Educator or ethologist can help Have you ever watched your dog yawn While being scalded and thought they Were bored unfortunately this Interpretation is completely wrong see Why in our next video Calming signals are part of a dog's Social behavior They learn from the time they are Puppies along with their mother and Siblings They are the key to positive interaction

With individuals whether other dogs Other animals or people To understand what a dog is trying to Communicate we should not focus on one Gesture but all of them together A yarn in itself is a positive signal Which indicates the dog is comfortable As they are and likely don't want to be Disturbed however when a dog yawns Intensely it suggests discomfort or Frustration they may do it when we hug Them tightly keep them caged or Manipulate them excessively It can also happen when we talk to them Without their understanding or when we Scold them in this latter case the dog Is trying to convey to us that they Don't want trouble they are Uncomfortable and want you to stop Many Guardians don't think it's bad to School dogs that it's how they learn But punishment can cause high levels of Stress in canines It can generate fear insecurity and Anxiety When they feel that way in addition to Yawning the dog will make other calming Signals such as Turning Away stretching Out or cowering In short they are trying to tell us they Don't want any conflict but if we Continue the calming signals will Intensify The dog will make more obvious signs and

If we do not stop we'll try to flee in The most serious cases the dog will show Aggression in an attempt to defend Themselves [Music] It is important that as responsible Tutors we know how dogs learn and what Educational methods are most appropriate At animal wise we base our content on Positive education which includes Positive reinforcement and not negative Punishment When a dog performs appropriately we can Reinforce it with a treat or some Affection On the other hand when they behave Inappropriately we will take away Positive interaction For example if you're a puppy bites you While playing we will leave and stop the Game to show that this is not okay Additionally to minimize the use of Negative punishment we can try to remove Them from any situation which can lead To so-called bad behavior If we don't want our dog to climb on the Couch we won't scold them but teach them Commands to get back down rewarding them When they do so Now you know why dogs yawn when a person Scolds them and why they shouldn't be Scolded in the first place If you we continue with something very Common among dogs the hatred of having

Their paws touched It's a sensitive area there are some Areas on a dog's body which are Particularly sensitive this is because They have a larger concentration of Nerve endings Touch in these areas can generate an Exaggerated response in their nervous System a sensation similar to when we Are tickled in sensitive places It's for this reason dogs generally Don't like to have their paws Tails or Noses touched it provokes a negative Association although we may intend them To be positive there are human displays Of affection which are not assimilated In a positive way by the dog Dogs are not used to kissing hugging or Shaking Paul's as displays of affection They generally don't interact with each Other's Paws since it's not part of Their common body language For this reason dogs generally don't Like to receive affection in the same Way as humans meaning they don't like Their paws being touched Check out the first info video to find Out more about why dogs don't like being Hugged They feel pain We must be attentive to any other Symptoms or behaviors which may Accompany our dog rejecting us touching Their paws in some cases our dog may

Show signs of pain due to itchiness a Wound or some other injury on their Palm If your dog has injured there paw we Should sanitize the area and take them To a veterinarian this will allow Diagnosis and administration of any Necessary treatment Associates it with a negative experience From the past a dog may not like their Palms to be touched because they Associate it with some past trauma when A dog experiences some sort of negative Situation or even abuse they can Associate us trying to touch their paws With this traumatic event in these cases The dog's reaction may seem exaggerated And they may try to escape or even Become aggressive if you've just adopted Them it's important to do what you can To learn about their history by speaking To the shelter or previous Guardian If we see signs of phobias or behavioral Problems we should speak to an Ethologist or dog behaviorist Suffers from a disease If you notice your dog's character has Changed such as by showing more Aggression becoming nervous or Hyperactivity you should go to a Veterinarian immediately Some diseases which cause pain or impair The senses can result in Hypersensitivity or behavioral problems They have parasites it's important to

Remember that a dog's extremities are in Constant contact with the grind when Walking this means they can come in Contact with dirt pathogens or sharp Objects which can cause them harm you Also need to rule out the presence of Ticks or other ectoparasites which can Appear on their paws even hiding in Between their digits Discover how to get rid of dog ticks With the video in the corner hard to Touch a dog's Paws when necessary Even though your dog may not like to be Touched on their paws or legs there are Times when we will need to manipulate Them for this reason it's important we Let them become accustomed to having Their paws touched from an early age we Must do so while respecting their Boundaries with patience dedication and The use of positive reinforcement you Can see your canine can gradually learn To accept their paws being touched More than just being comfortable our Next video explains why dogs love to Sleep beside us Dogs are famously known as pack animals Being very sociable by Nature when they Establish a strong bond with their Human Family it is common to want to follow Them everywhere and even sleep in the Same bed [Music] If your dog always wants to sleep with

You it means you transmit security and Confidence with you they are at ease and They see you as a mentor and guide If we were in the wild sleeping is when We're most exposed and vulnerable this Is why many dogs prefer to sleep near Their human companions understanding the Need to protect their Guardian from any Potential harm while dogs of the same Pack will sleep together to protect each Other although this is not the only Reason Foreign [Music] Dog packs will also sleep together so They can conserve their body heat just As they might sleep in a patch of Sunlight to catch some rays Your bed will be one of the warmest and Coziest places for them to hunker down For the night [Music] Do you know how comfortable is your Dog's bed If the answer is not vary then it's Understandable they will search out Somewhere else such as your bed or the Sofa you can ensure they are warm by Placing a more comfortable bed with a Blanket next to yours [Music] Foreign Reason your dog wants to sleep in the Same bed as you is because they love you

They feel safe they want to protect you And they want to show you affection Sleeping in the same bed is a Demonstration of this love that can help To strengthen your bond but is it a Really good idea [Music] Sleeping in the same bed can be a Positive habit for both you and your dog If you make some general considerations For example it is very important to Maintain proper hygiene of the animal Especially if they come in from the Outside if we don't they may not be the Only visitor to your bed dirt bugs and Parasites might also be present so Regular brushing is also important We also shouldn't neglect proper Preventative medicine vaccinations and Deworming schedules need to be arranged By the vet to avoid the presence of Parasites regardless of hygiene we must Consider whether sleeping together Provides adequate rest to the animal and Ourselves If you want your dog to sleep in their Own bed remember to buy one which is Comfortable enough It also needs to be the right size and Be well placed cushions in a blanket Will also ensure they will sleep soundly Without having to be in your bed And finally we're going to explain a Very common behavior in dogs that many

Guardians don't understand why they roll In Grass one of the main reasons dogs Roll around in the grass is perhaps the Simplest to understand they want to Enjoy the wonders of the outdoors and Experience the sensations of their Environment Just as we might they enjoy the feeling Of fresh grass against their body and Won't hesitate to have a roll around for A bit of fun if your dog rolls around After Chasing you making noises and Generally being excited don't doubt There are playing games and want you to Join in with the fun This behavior Can Happen all year round But is typical of Summer they usually Look for areas of cool wet grass in Which to roll around this allows them to Cool down aerate their coat and prevent Heat stroke in this case it is a case of Instinctive survival Behavior if you see Your dog doing this often ensure that They are getting enough clean fresh Water as it is possible they are feeling Dehydrated Also ensure you're on top of their Grooming so that their coat is clean and Gets well aerated If your dog is well watered and hydrated Yet constantly and seemingly impulsively Engages in this practice it is Recommended that you give your dog an Inspection

Look at their skin for possible Redden Areas as well as a fur for possible Parasites a dog which wallows constantly Or rolls around in the grass may be Trying to scratch the itch caused by Parasites and in turn relieves some of The accompanied frustration in case of Any abnormality we suggest going to the Pets It is very common for dogs to wallow and Roll anxiously after bathing it is Usually due to the scent of shampoos and Conditioners which dogs don't like in These cases they are rubbing themselves To remove the fragrance and get their Natural small back As unpleasant as it may seem this Behavior is fairly common in puppies as They use it as a way to discover their Environment However when an adult dog rubs Themselves in feces and urine they are Indicating a problem this problem may be Physical but more likely than not it is Psychological in these cases it is Important to take them to a professional To get to the bottom of it and to help Ensure such Behavior does not become Chronic tell us in the comments which of These behaviors surprised you the most And feel free to add any of your own We'll see you next time [Music] [Music]

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