Does your dog ever lean on you when you’re hanging around? Obviously this means that they love you and never want to leave your side, right? While you may not even notice that they are leaning some of their body weight against you, this is a sign that they’re hugging you.
It’s not that they’re lazy and can’t stand up on their own but it’s their way of connecting with you. Next time you notice your dog doing this, don’t nudge them off of you. This can be hurtful. Instead, you should allow them to express their affection for you.
Dragging Its Bum
If you've seen your dog dragging its bum across the floor, you might think it looks pretty funny. But actually, this is a cause for concern. This behavior is known as scooting and is usually because your dog has an impacted anal sac that they are trying to release. Some breeds are impacted by this more than others.
So it's important to keep an eye on this if it effects one of your beloved hounds. It is very uncomfortable for the dog when it happens and you should get your dog to the vet ASAP so that they can drain the organ.
Why Your Dog Lays on Your Feet
Dogs love laying right on their owners’ feet whether you are sitting at dinner or watching television on the couch. This sweet sign shows your dog’s loyalty and desire to protect you. They want to be as close to you as possible. And if you try and get up, they won’t have a problem with letting you move.
This behavior is another one that has been passed down from their ancestors. Dogs love to sleep with their pack. If you are a good and trusting caregiver, then the dog will consider you as their family. They also consider you the leader of their pack.
Why They Tackle You to the Floor
Does your dog tackle you to the floor right when you walk through the door? This isn’t their way of annoying you or trying to get your attention. They are just so happy to see the person they love the most in the world.
They’ve been waiting around the house all day for you to get back from work and are so happy that you are finally home! Just like humans jump for joy or embrace each other with big hugs, dogs also jump for joy. Jumping in other situations may be a sign of something less joyous, like your dog trying to assert dominance over you.
Flicking Their Ears
Ears are a really important entry into your dog's soul. It can tell you a lot of how they are feeling at any given time of day. When a dog flicks their ears, it means that they’re listening. This is actually what most animals do to listen.
When they hear a sign which isn’t familiar to them and they’re trying to figure out what it is, this is how they react. If you see your dog flicking their ears, let them figure out for a second what it is that they’re listening to. It’s also adorable for you to see your dog being so observant and inquisitive.