Listen, we all feel refreshed after a shower or a dip in the pool, and the same certainly applies to members of the canine kingdom. Some dogs actually enjoy getting a bath, but it’s definitely the exception to the rule. Usually, dogs can’t wait to get out of the bath!
When your dog starts running like a mad animal after getting a bath, this obviously means they’re not too fond of it. Dogs will also do this because being wet is an uncomfortable sensation to them, and they just want to dry off as quickly as possible and get their ‘smell’ back.
When Your Dog Shows Empathy
Whenever you see your dog showing empathy, it means exactly that: they feel empathetic. Dogs can sense when there are 'strange' feelings in the air, especially when those feelings are anger or sadness. And when your dog senses you're upset, they most likely will want to comfort you in any way they can.
If you're feeling down and your dog is next to you, looking at you, licking you, or just kindly resting his head or his paw on you, they are just simply letting you know that they are there for you. Or if you're having a tender moment like these two - yes, that also counts.
When Your Dog Stays By Your Side
If you've ever owned a dog (or had kids), it's safe to say you know the term 'invasion of privacy' all too well. Generally, pets are invasive. And while dogs might not be as intrusive as their feline counterparts, they still have a tendency to get all up in your business.
Just remember, whenever you get annoyed because your dog is invading your personal space, like following you to the toilet and just standing there, it just means they want to be close to you. Dogs are pack animals, and pack animals like to stay close to their pack! And you are their pack.
When Your Dog Brings You a Gift
Just like this adorable little french bulldog in the picture below, we're sure your dog has brought you shoes, gifts, and, in less desirable situations, a dead animal, once or twice at least. If your dog does this, take it as the utmost sign of respect and reverence - they're actually trying to make you happy by gifting you something! How cute is that?!
Now you know, next time your dog struts proudly into the room with a dead animal in its mouth, just try and hide the grossed-out face and smile. Unless, of course, it is the neighbor's cat.
Dogs Sleeping Back to Back
We've domesticated dogs so much that we often forget where they came from, and the fact that they're 'pack' animals. We're reminded of this every time we see two dogs getting along or exhibiting 'pack' behaviors around each other. For example, when they sleep back to back.
Apart from being incredibly cute, this is something a dog will only do with another member of what they consider to be their 'pack,' a dog they completely trust. At the end of the day, dogs look out for one another and will watch each other's back, and sleep against each other's back too.