Why Does My Dog Do That?

Sometimes watching your dog is like remembering what your sibling was like when your parents weren’t around. They did the weirdest things for no apparent reason. Watching them, you found yourself acting like the family dog – doing that mysterious head tilt thing. True be told, dogs aren’t much different from us at times. While you’re wondering to yourself ‘why does my dog do that’, their mysterious behavior is perfectly normal for them. But as for your kid brother – we have no explanation!

Stop Staring At Me!

If you’re eating, chances are food is the motivator. But not always. Dogs stare because they need something from their human companion. It can be as simple as – but not limited to – wanting to play, a car ride, acknowledgement or they want to go for a walk. At times, they are trying to figure out your emotions or behavior as you did with your sibling.

The Adorable Head Tilt

Sometimes watching your dog is like remembering what your sibling was like when your parents weren’t around. They did the weirdest things for no apparent reason. Watching them, you found yourself acting like the family dog – doing that mysterious head tilt thing. True be told, dogs aren’t much different from us at times. While you’re wondering to yourself ‘why does my dog do that’, their mysterious behavior is perfectly normal for them. But as for your kid brother – we have no explanation!  The answer to this is a bit complex and twofold so, we will break it down in laymen’s terms. While dogs have phenomenal hearing, it’s not always easy for them to distinguish where the sound is coming from. Repositioning their ears by head tilting opens up their ear canals – thus hearing you better. In addition, it is an involuntary muscle response when they are searching for familiar phrasing or command words from you.

Eating Yard Stuff – ‘The Canine Yard Waste Unit

Dogs like to chew yard stuff including wood, pine cones, rocks and anything else that isn’t nailed down. Chewing is a part of normal behaviors like boredom, teething and investigating their environment. At times, anxiety. Sticks tend to be a favorite because they’re often used as a toy to play fetch. Wood, pine cones and rocks however, can sometimes cause physical harm. It’s best if you supplement their wood or rock chewing habit for an appropriate chew toy.

Restless Dog At Night – Canine Insomniacs

Sometimes dogs are as restless at night as an awaiting father in a labor/delivery room. Is their bed uncomfortable? Are they in pain? Do they need to go potty for the 100th time?  Actually, restless nights can be as simple as a trying to get comfortable, changes in household routine, noises outside or a sign of medical distress. So these are some good questions to ask, as it can be an indication of more than just insomnia. You should schedule an appointment with your local veterinarian if your dog is experiencing more than just a night of restlessness, is a senior or displaying signs of medical distress.

The Butt and Poop Sniffing Facts of Life

As disgusting as it is, there is a perfectly logical explanation. Dogs have extraordinary senses of smell that they can use as a form of communication. Sniffing butts allows them to determine things like sex, emotions, diet, overall health and much more. Alternatively, sniffing poop can determine what the other dog has eaten and is a form of marking their territory – as well as urination.

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