Dogs typically howl when they're having fun or when they want to join in the action. When dogs howl, we can be sure that they're happy, excited, or feeling playful. It is also a way to communicate with other dogs or humans.
There are several reasons why dogs are afraid of thunder, but the chief cause is the build-up of static electricity, which charges the air and delivers dogs with a mild shock during a thunderstorm. Alongside other reasons, this mild shock can make dogs uncomfortable and restless during a cloudburst.
Dogs tend to sniff or lick other dogs' private parts when they greet, groom, submit to the dominant dog, or just out of curiosity. However, in some instances, your dog may sniff or lick another dog's private parts because of health issues.
When dogs yawn, it's an uninhibited full-on jaw stretch followed by a big deep breath. It's perfectly normal for dogs to yawn a lot, as they often do this to deflect a threat and occasionally as a response to stress or anticipation. For instance, your pooch may yawn while waiting at the vet or anticipate something enjoyable like a walk. Yawning is a dog's way of controlling its enthusiasm.
Dogs do not always smile in the same manner that humans do. Your pup's facial muscles and posture will be relaxed if it is truly smiling. Also, your pooch may be in an uncomfortable situation once you see it smiling. This can further lead to health concerns, so it’s important to regularly keep a close eye on them.
Easy as it may seem, teaching a pooch how to wipe its paws takes some time. The same goes for the “Bang” performance, which is quite entertaining but hard to master. And if you want your pup to play the piano for you, that’s a pretty complex thing to learn - but an amazing trick to show off to your friends!
Dogs may follow you to the bathroom for a variety of reasons. It could be because they're curious about what you're doing, bored or insecure, in search of a tasty treat, it’s a common thing for their breed, they don’t want you to leave them. Or simply, it is because they care about you and don't want anything bad to happen to you at the vulnerable location.
t's in dogs' nature to kick their legs after they pee. Dogs kick their legs not because of embarrassment, but to keep other pups away, mark their territory by leaving their scent, convey a virtual signal, wipe their paws, and announce their readiness to mate.
Believe it or not, it is estimated that only 10% of the dog population kicks the ground after pooping. It is mainly done as a form of territorial marking, letting known to other dogs that someone owns that particular spot.
Fear is one of the reasons why your pooch may be barking at another dog. It could also be that a pup had a certain experience (good or bad) with the other pooch, hence the reason for barking. And at other times, it is a way for them to express frustration.