Even if you have been sharing your life and home with a dog for a considerably long period of time, there are some doggy secrets that you may not know yet. Knowing some of them will help you decipher some of their behaviors and help you provide the best care for your pooch.
- Spinning around before doing their business
A study conducted on the behavior displayed by dogs in relation to their elimination habits showed that dogs prefer to align with the north-south axis when defecating. They generally avoid the east-west alignment.
- Different beds for different dogs
Like humans, different dogs have specific bed preferences. Dogs that like to curl up would be more comfortable in a bumper bed, while those that sleep with their legs straight out prefers a flatbed.
- A wagging tail is not always a friendly gesture
Dogs wag their tails for a variety of reasons, and not all of them are friendly gestures. A dog that is angry, agitated, or annoyed may also wag his tail. You can tell whether your dog’s tail wagging is a positive behavior or not by observing his body language, such as the positioning of his tail and whether the muscles of his face are tense, his ears are pinned back, and pupils dilated. These are signs of a dog that is not feeling friendly or welcoming.