Why Does My Dog Do That?

I try to understand dog behavior as it helps me relate to our dogs better.  Often that leaves me wondering why they do what they do. The more I examine things such as how, when, and where dogs sit on or around me or what it means when the tail is tucked between their legs or whatever else they choose to do in my company, the more I learn about being a dog.

With everything I discover, the more I come to respect how amazing dogs are and what they are capable of. Their olfactory powers alone leave us, humans, in the dust from where they could quite easily sniff us out. In a way, I feel like I am included in a very private club with dogs the more I figure out why they exhibit certain behaviors.

Why does my dog stand on me?

We run a dog rescue and spend a good bit of time with dogs in our laps or roughhousing on…

1 month ago

Why does my dog wrap his paws around my arm?

  I find when my dog reaches out to me directly by placing a paw on me, wrapping his paws…

1 month ago

Why does my dog nibble on me like I have fleas?

There are many endearing habits my dog will pursue. My favorite among them is when she crawls into my lap…

2 months ago

Why does my dog sleep at my feet?

In keeping with the general theme of dog behaviors, it is safe to say that when your dog sleeps at…

2 months ago

Why does my dog put his butt on me?

Until I learned more about dog behavior, I will admit I had some of the off-putting feelings in response to…

2 months ago

Why does my dog wink at me?

It's one of the most adorable facial expressions our dogs can put on for us: The wink.  Is there anything…

2 months ago