11 Common Behaviors Cute Dogs Explained

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1. Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?

Most people have seen dogs tilt their heads to the side as if questioning something. It commonly happens when dogs hear a new sound or see something they don’t quite understand. Head tilting is especially common in puppies. This behavior can have a few different meanings.

A dog might cock her head to the side to get in a better position to hear or see something. Consider that a dog’s muzzle can obstruct vision. Perhaps the ear flaps muffle some sounds. Momentarily tilting the head might just be a way to see or hear better.

If a dog’s head remains in the tilted position and the dog seems to have no control over it, this can be a sign of a health problem, such as an ear infection or even a problem in the brain. See your vet as soon as possible if your dog has a suspicious head tilt.

2. Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

It’s one of the grossest things a dog can do. Poop-eating, also called coprophagia, is a common habit among dogs. We may never fully understand why so many dogs enjoy eating feces. Theories abound, including poop-eating being a natural instinct, a sign of illness or malnutrition, the effect of anxiety and stress, or a form of pica (the compulsion to eat non-food items).

Coprophagia in dogs may be learned at a young age or even brought on by senility. While this habit is generally not highly dangerous to dogs, it’s quite disgusting and not exactly healthy. Specific ​trainingmay help you break this habit in some cases.

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