Read common dog behaviors and the meaning behind dog emotions

You can understand the dog's emotions from its movements. Although you may not understand the dog's body language very well (of course the meaning of drooling is obvious), you do need to understand how to interpret the dog's behavior. Have you noticed that your pet dog keeps licking a certain material, or keeps spinning around a specific location in front of you? If the dog has emotional or health problems, there are many reasons for the above behavior. As long as you pay attention to the behavior of Mao’s children, you can give immediate assistance.


1. Bad breath

Normally, your dog’s tone is very fresh and pleasant, but if you find that your dog’s oral odor is significantly different, or even a little bad breath, you may need to take your dog to the veterinary clinic for medical examination; this indicates that the child’s oral health is healthy. The red light may be lit.


A dog’s tone problem may also be a condition of the gastrointestinal tract, liver or kidneys. For example, if the mouth of a furry child emits urine, it may indicate a kidney problem. If the hairy child has a sweet tone, the veterinarian may diagnose it as having diabetes (especially if the hairy child drinks more water than usual and urinates more frequently, it is more likely to be diabetes). Even if the dog seems to be in a good mood, if the mouth tastes strange, don't neglect it and take it to the doctor.


2. Nibbles

Puppies may bite people when they learn how to communicate with the parents of fur children. Biting usually occurs during play, because puppies usually interact with people through their mouths. Dogs may also bite during training, or bite people for no reason. If the baby dog ​​often bites people during the puppy stage, it should be stopped to avoid more headaches in the future.


Hairy children can also bite people because of anxiety, fear, or aggressive intent. Can you judge the motive of the dog biting? Is behavior affected by mood factors? If you can't correct the behavior of your dog's biting, you may consider asking a professional trainer to correct it. If it can be corrected by an animal behavior veterinarian, the effect will be better. Your veterinarian can recommend suitable candidates for you.


3. Turn around

If the dog goes round and round, it may have a health problem. Yes, dogs sometimes like to chase their tails to play, but if the furry child is out of control, there may be a problem. Ear infections may cause circling behavior, and Bull Terriers may show obsessive-compulsive behaviors of chasing their tails


Of course, there may be other reasons for the circling behavior of the dog. Old dogs may suffer from spontaneous vestibular syndrome, and all dogs may accidentally eat poison or develop brain tumors. Only a veterinarian can diagnose the real reason why the fur boy keeps circling the circle, so it is recommended to take it for examination.


4. Digging

There are many reasons why dogs dig on the ground: they want to escape, to track animals, to make a comfortable nest, or to hide important things. However, some hairy children also have the habit of "digging holes" indoors. Have you ever seen your pet dog scratching the carpet or sofa to find a comfortable resting place? This behavior most often occurs at night and during the nap time of a furry child, which is quite normal.

If your dog's digging behavior begins to bother you or cause damage to the furniture, you may wish to ask a professional trainer to correct this tricky habit.


5. Eating Poop

There are many reasons why dogs eat poop; this is normal dog behavior and of course it is disgusting to us. The puppies may have seen how the mother clean their child, so they started to imitate. Hairy children may also eat excrement out of fear, the reason may be fear of punishment and other consequences. In addition, dogs may also eat poop out of curiosity. Hairy dogs may smell certain smell in their excrement and eat the poop out of curiosity.


When they are malnourished, poop can also be caused by instinct. Please ensure that you give your dog a balanced food like Hill's™ to properly eliminate the factors of malnutrition. Please pay special attention to whether the dog has lost meat at the same time. If so, please consult the veterinarian.


6. Indenter

If you find that your dog will hold his head against a wall or other hard object, please take it to a doctor immediately. Head pressure is a common symptom of many serious problems, such as poisoning or brain disease. Please make an appointment with the dog's veterinarian immediately.

7. Gasping

Dogs use their mouths to eliminate most body heat. When a dog pants, it may be because it feels too hot and uses its mouth to adjust its body temperature. But pay more attention, because dogs will pant when they are in pain. Help your dog to regulate its body temperature. Before it engages in any physical activity, be sure to help it fully hydrate, especially when the weather is warm. If your dog is injured, please take it to a doctor immediately. Other health problems can also cause dogs to pant frequently, so if in doubt, don't hesitate and consult your veterinarian immediately.


8. The dog squats on your feet or between your legs

This behavior can easily be mistaken for a dog’s possessiveness, but it is usually a symptom of anxiety or nervousness. "The desire to control" is not the root problem either; your dog may want to feel more secure by being close to you.


Dog handlers are often powerless to deal with dog anxiety, so please consult your veterinarian to discuss whether he needs to recommend an animal behavior veterinarian for your dog.


9. Keep rubbing their ass

Have you ever seen a pet dog... dragging his butt against the ground? It may look funny, or a little disgusting. But this rubbing behavior means that the dog's anus may be uncomfortable. The dog’s anal sac glands may be blocked and the secretions must be drained.


If the dog's anal sac glands are not blocked, then it may have other causes of anal inflammation. Allergies only have symptoms of anal itching. Although most people can easily think of parasites, parasites are not a common cause of this behavior. Please consult a veterinarian to make sure your dog has been given parasite prevention on time.


Finally, a dog who likes to eat grass or likes to lick around the house may have a few strands of grass or hair stuck in its anus, and it wants to get foreign objects out in this way. This is the least need to worry about rubbish behavior and the easiest situation to solve.

10. Urinating

If your dog has been trained to urinate and urinate indoors, you will be surprised when you find it peeing at home. Dogs usually do not change their behavior for no reason. If the originally stable dog suddenly starts peeing indoors, please pay special attention! This may indicate that your hairy child has a serious problem. If it urinates and urinates a lot, even if it is sometimes in the right place, it may indicate that it has a urethra, bladder or kidney infection. If it is an elderly dog, it may be a symptom of dementia.


11. Yawn

When your dog yawns, you may think it is tired, but this behavior does not usually mean that it is tired. It may want to take a nap, but it may also indicate fear or stress. If your dog often yawns next to someone you don't know, don't rush to let the dog know him. It may be adapting to an uncomfortable atmosphere, or it may feel scared for inexplicable reasons. In any case, it is best not to force it to get close to unfamiliar people.


12. There are many ways to express anxiety

According to PetMD, symptoms of anxiety include shaking, tail-pinching, avoiding behavior, defecation at home, biting or hurting yourself, barking, and other behaviors.


Strictly speaking, dogs are group animals, so if they leave their pets alone at home, they may feel scared. If your dog has separation anxiety If your dog has a chronic problem of separation anxiety, you and your dog must work together to create a comfortable and relaxing home environment when alone. Try to take your dog out for a long walk or play an intense ball-picking game with him in the backyard before you go out, so as to consume a lot of its energy. When you go out, don't particularly attract its attention. If you still can’t solve your dog’s separation anxiety problem, you may wish to consult a professional trainer in behavioral training.


If the dog exhibits any of the above-mentioned unusual behaviors, please make an appointment with its veterinarian immediately to rule out any systemic problems. If your dog was originally very lively and energetic, but now it has become lethargic and ignores others. Please note that this is its signal for help.