- Pets and Animals
Understanding Your Dog's Psychological Gestures
As commonly as you have ever heard, dogs are man's best friend. This indeed rings true. Believe it or not, dogs are able to read your thoughts and feelings much better than any human would despite the cuteness they look. They tend to be gifted with such intimate knowledge to connect to our souls. Being a faithful pet, they know us. Yet, how well do we get to know them instead?
Have you ever wonder why dogs tend to lick you leaving their trace of saliva all over you? Why would they chew on grasses? How furious and angry you get into when you caught them biting your favorite socks? Keep reading to discover by understanding and decode your dog's behaviors before throwing your anger onto them. Interpret the common gestures our dogs are trying to tell and communicate to us. After all, isn't pets are meant to be loved and cared than throwing tantrum onto?
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Tail Tale: Obviously when a dog wags its tail when given food, it is an expression of pleasure to its owner. Apparently dogs only wag as their gesture to communicate with others. They rarely would wag when they are alone while eating or playing. While on the other hand, when you see a dog's tail is tuck in between its leg signifies that it doesn't want to draw any attention and is being afraid; whereas in an intense joy playful mood, a dog will wag tail high and quickly. However if you notice a steadily horizontal moving tail means that your dog is taking a close study on something.
Tongue Licking: Dogs simply love to lick. It is their natural activity. When you are being licked by a dog, it shows that the dog acknowledges you as dominant, begging for food and showing its affection. Between puppies, they lick to indicate grooming of another and to also strengthen their family bonds. So don't feel gross the next time they lick leaving you trace of saliva because they are just trying to be friendly and showing their fondness, just like how you did by patting and hugging your loved ones.
Grass Nibble: Don't be surprise the moment you see your dog chew on grasses as dessert after their meal. Eating grass is in fact a normal behavior for dogs. It is believed that chewing grass makes them vomit to clear their stomachs after eaten food that they don't agree with or when they feel nausea.
Socks Salivating: Dogs do not own any complex and grudging emotions such as revenge or maliciousness. They only act merciless by chewing your socks, pillow or your favorite pair of sneakers because they love sniffing their owner's scent. Hence, while we're away from home, dogs play with our favorite possessions that they remember seeing us hold or use it. With these items that carry our smells around, it often reminds them when they miss us dearly.