There are several theories as to why your dog sometimes brings you a toy. One of them says that they think of you as their alpha and they want to gain your respect. Another theory says that it’s your dog’s way of showing his trust in you, by bringing you its most prized possession.
It can also mean they are happy to see you. In this case, throwing the object away can hurt the dog’s feelings. So the next time your dog brings you a toy, try holding on to it to see if it makes your dog happy.
Your Hamster Isn't Begging
Everybody knows what it means when a dog is standing on its hind legs with its front paws held up — it wants food. Preferably, the food you are currently eating.
When a hamster does it, though, the meaning is different — it indicates that the little critter is feeling threatened. When that happens, don't try to handle it, as it might behave aggressively or even bite.
Dogs Eating Poop
It's extremely disgusting, but it's not that uncommon. When a dog starts eating its own or other dogs' feces (also called coprophagia), it usually comes down to one of two things; either it is a behavior that can be corrected through training, or it is a sign of malnutrition.
The best thing to do is to take your dog to the vet if it starts doing this too often. If your vet rules out any nutrient deficiency or medical reason, then it's time to go to a trainer to help your dog break the habit.
Why Your Dog Pants
No, panting doesn’t mean that your dog is out of breath or about to have a heart attack. Actually, this is the way that dogs cool off when they’re overheating. Since they aren’t able to sweat like humans, this is their own way of lowering their body temperature.
If you see your dog panting, it’s a good time to give them water. Another reason for panting may be that your dog is trying to alleviate pain or stress. Most dogs pant on the reg, but it’s important to monitor this and make sure that all their needs are met.
Why Do Dogs Dig up the Yard?
No, it’s not just evil and trying to ruin the new flower bed you’ve planted. Digging for dogs is an instinctual activity written deep in their DNA, especially in terrier breeds. Dogs usually dig in the yard to hide or uncover their valuables like toys or bones. Feral dogs may dig holes to uncover prey under the ground in tunnel systems.
They also bury their dead young much like humans. If you want your dog to stop this behavior then you’ll want to properly train them. Otherwise, they’ll continue this innate behavior.