Many dog owners love having their loyal companions around but completely miss on a few of the cues and body language they’re trying to send their people. These are some common dog behaviors and what they mean.
1. Bringing things to you.
You may think he’s telling you he wants to play fetch when he brings you a favorite toy, but your dog is actually trying to provide you with a gift.
It’s a vestigal instinct from their time as wild wolves. They’re trying to offer something they think can help you survive, which is even cuter considering that it’s a toy. Imagine how baffling it must be when you throw it.
2. Making eye contact.
When dogs make eye contact, it’s a powerful way of showing affection as long as it’s together with more submissive behavior, like rolling over.
3. Raising one leg.
When you see your dog raising one leg and looking straight ahead, you’d better move it. She’s on the hunt. Probably for a squirrel.