Does your dog circle in the same place or dig in the ground for no apparent reason? Dogs’ behavior usually says a lot about their state of mind and knowing them is fundamental for everyday life. Sometimes, if you have a dog as a pet you will understand us, it is frustrating not to know what our pet wants to transmit and know a little canine psychology will help you fight it.
It is likely that you do not master the behavior of dogs but learning to interpret their movements will help you maintain a happier relationship. There are many physical and psychological reasons that can lead your dog to do certain types of behavior.
A priority, it is difficult to understand the behavior of dogs and canine psychology, but it is very important for them and their owners because, after all, knowing what our pet means will make a better relationship between the two.
It seems that our animal understands us perfectly, they know when we are happy, sad and even know when we are going to leave the house even before crossing the door, but do we really understand them?
Behavior of the most frequent dogs
To train and improve the behavior of dogs we can apply different advanced techniques for better behavior and connection with our pet: traditional canine training, positive training and mixed techniques that we will advance in the next post.
For there to be a better connection between pet and owner we will know the behaviors of the most common dogs between different breeds:
Look the other way: If your animal doesn’t maintain eye contact with the owner, it means that he feels uncomfortable with the situation. The best way to stop this from happening is to stop “intimidating” your dog and leave him.
This action may be accompanied by a licking or the most common: the “guilty” body posture. At that point, our pet understands that they have done something wrong, not because they understand it with our words, but with our body posture and our tone of voice.
Tremors: Sometimes a common canine behavior is to show tremors. Your dog may be wet and cold but tremors do not always occur for these reasons. This canine behavior may be due to stress and anxiety for a variety of reasons: car trips, visits to the vet, fireworks, generally out of fear.
Drooling: Why doesn’t my dog stop drooling all the time? Well, it may be a behavior of dogs whose meaning is stress, but it is not the only reason: the lack of food is another.
Hiding: It is a behavior of dogs that is usually due to little socialization. That is to say, they feel uncomfortable with the arrival of other humans to the house or they have social dependence with the owner and they hide before this one leaves the house. It is also very common in fearful dogs.
Barking non-stop at home: If your pet has a constant barking behavior may be because it gets bored only at home and more exercise can help it be more relaxed, environmental enrichment is a highly recommended option.
Rules to follow with the behavior of dogs
Dogs are, in short, living beings who need to communicate and not being able to do so verbally develop a series of non-verbal behaviors that it is convenient to know to make life easier for the animal.
It should be borne in mind that they usually come from one command, so they are always kept together, only “separated” by our need to adapt to our human standards. But to make it simpler, it is necessary to know the behavior of the dogs so that they do not feel frustrated and not understood by their owners.