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Why Do Dogs Lick You?
Why Do Dogs Lick You?
You may love your dog, but not all of us like “kisses” from our furry canine friends. Most pet parents believe their dogs lick them to show affection, but why do dogs really lick us? Does it mean something different if your dog licks your face, hands, ears, or feet? Why Do Dogs Lick People?Licking is a natural instinct in dogs. Studies have shown that licking releases endorphins in a dog’s...
Why Do Dogs Lick The Air?
Why Do Dogs Lick The Air?
Has your dog ever stopped in the middle of a walk to point their nose to the sky and lick the air? Do they ever lick at the air briefly after eating a meal or enjoying a treat? Or maybe you hit the perfect itchy spot on your pup, and they licked at the air while you scratched it. This may seem confusing or unusual or even funny to us, but licking the air can help dogs communicate a variety of...
Why Do Dogs Smell Your Crotch?
Why Do Dogs Smell Your Crotch?
Dogs can find lots of ways to embarrass us with their behavior—from digging our underwear out of the hamper to display for guests to barking incessantly at neighbors slowly making their way along the sidewalk in front of our house. But no behavior is quite as awkward as when a dog greets a friend or stranger with an aggressive crotch sniff. Is your dog just ill-mannered? What information are...
Why Do Dogs Twitch in Their Sleep?
You may have noticed sudden, brief twitching at some point while your dog was sleeping and wondered if they were dreaming or even expressing some type of discomfort. These involuntary movements—where a dog is twitching in their sleep—only occur during dream states and usually don’t last long. Twitching can happen anywhere in your dog’s body but commonly occurs in the legs, tail, or head....
Why Do Dogs Lift Their Leg to Pee?
You may have been surfing the internet and stumbled across a hilarious video of a pug urinating while doing a handstand. While this is indeed funny, it is actually one of 12 distinct elimination postures dogs use while peeing. The handstand, among some of the more popular options like the “raise” and “squat” positions, were all documented in a 1970s study on canine elimination patterns....
Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?
Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?
One of the biggest misconceptions about dogs is that a wagging tail means the dog is friendly. While it certainly can mean this, there are a multitude of reasons dogs wag their tails. At the most basic level, a wagging tail simply means the dog is ready or willing to interact. However, the type of interaction the dog is willing to have can be either positive or negative. This means you can’t...