All Dog Owners Should Know The Real Meanings Behind These Common Canine Behaviors

Incredible | 8/9/19

Dogs are very communicative animals, they just don’t always communicate with us in a way that we can understand. We know that a wagging tail signals excitement and that soft moans mean fear or anxiety, but dogs show their emotions in all kinds of ways.

We’ve consulted some of the best animal behaviorists in the field to help you decode what your dog is really saying. What do all of those twitches, barks, and little eye movements really mean? Keep reading to find out.

What “Puppy Dog Eyes” Really Mean

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Tim Graham/Getty Images
Tim Graham/Getty Images

It’s hard to resist those puppy dog eyes. Most dog owners think that their pets are begging for a treat when they flash that desperate look, but in reality, your dogs are actually trying to show you love and affection.

Dogs don’t look people or other dogs in the eye unless they fully trust them. If your dog is looking at you in that oh so innocent way, you know you must be doing something right.