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.