Dogs are a man's best friend, any dog owner will tell you that. But, sometimes those loveable canines behave in ways that we absolutely love, or they just plain weird us out. They might jump in our beds when we want to sleep there ourselves, or decide to stubbornly sit on top of our feet, or even stare at us peculiarly every time we leave the house. Well, according to dog experts, these behaviors actually mean the pup is trying to communicate something to us! Interested? Take a look, and learn doggie language!

 

When they stare at you eerily as you leave the house…

…it's actually a good thing! Don't feel guilty because a dog suffering separation anxiety will howl, bark or whine, not simply stare at you calmly.

 

 

Wanting to sleep in your bed…

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…simply means the dog wants to spend more time with you!

 

 

Tongue flicking…

…means your pooch is feeling a little nervous or anxious. 

 

 

Leaning on you…

…is how your dog shows its affection for you. It may also help them feel safe!

 

 

When they yawn…

…it doesn't necessarily mean they're tired. It can be a signal to you that your dog is stressed or fearful. So, if he's doing this around someone new, it's not yet time for him to get close to that person.

 

 

Relaxed yawning… 

…when your dog is relaxed and sat comfortable with you, he may yawn, especially when you do. It's nothing to worry about!

 

 

Chewing on your furniture…

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…means your dog may be suffering from separation anxiety. However, if they are trained and not usually an anxious dog, then it may simply be a sign that they're bored.

 

 

When they keep on bringing things to you…

…it doesn't necessarily mean he wants to play fetch. He may be simply wanting to give you a present, a trait that's survived from eons ago, when dogs were hunters!

 

 

When they hunch down…

…it means the dog is scared. If you meet a dog who does this without reason, unfortunately, it probably means he's been abused.

 

 

When they raise one paw in the air like this…

…it means they are ready to pounce, usually on a bird or something!

 

 

When they make constant eye contact with you…

…it's usually a sign of affection. Aww, how cute!

 

 

When they sit on your feet…

…it can mean lots of things. If your pup is dominant, she could be trying to assert herself. If she has separation anxiety, then she may be seeking comfort. Or if she's got a possessive streak, she may be letting others know you are 'hers'.

 

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