How To Understand Dog Psychology Easily?

Dogs are considered to be one of the smartest animals in the pet world. Canines are intelligent enough to understand their owner’s emotions, protect human friends, and never leave owners alone in lonely times. But how much do we recognize our loyal furry friend? Starting from the dog’s bark to wagging tails, everything has a meaning that your pooch wants you to grab over. It’s their language to communicate with you. So, if you have ignored any of these signs then it’s time to sit and learn what your dog wants to say. 

In today’s article, we are going to talk about Understanding Dog Psychology to create a better relationship with your furry friends. 


Barking seems to be a very common behavior you have noticed in your pet dog. Most of the time dogs bark at guests and other animals which you can’t handle easily. Though this behavior of your dog annoys you, dogs do bark at guests or strangers to protect you from any threat. 

Chasing Tails 

Whenever your dogs run in a circle chasing their tails may look very weird to you. You may think of it as naughty behavior or some sort of disorder. But dogs do chase their tail to release their excess energy. Dogs are very active and playful animals. They need a proper walk and playing routine every day. But when their owner does not have enough time to play with them, canines do it on their own. 

Walking In A Circle Before Nap Or Poop

Another odd behavior you may notice in your dog is walking in circles before going on a nap or pooping. Though it seems odd to you, dogs do walk on the surface in a circle to ensure their safety from raptors. It’s not possible for dogs to defend themselves while sleeping or in a pooping position. So, dogs make sure first that the place is safe and predator-free. 

Exposing Belly

When your pet dog exposes their belly to you by laying down or rolling over, it’s a sign that your dog trusts you. And by rubbing or patting their belly, you confirm you’re pleased with the dog. Also, sometimes exposing the belly can be a sign of surrender in case they fear something. When a dog’s body is stiff and its posture shows any kind of tension, it means they are afraid. On other hand, when dogs are lying down relaxed and wagging their tail, it means they want to play.

Roaming Around You

You will often see your dogs roaming around you and putting their face on your knee or leg. It means they need attention from you and it’s time to give them a cuddle. Similarly, if your dog keeps his paw on your knee, it shows a sign of dominance. So be sure to remove their paw firmly. 

Shaking Body

If your dogs often shake their entire body, it means they want to get rid of some kind of tension. Just like, they want to rid themselves of excess water after a bath. But if there is no reason to do that, then shaking the body a lot may be a sign of stress. Don’t be late to take your dog to the vet if you see this sign. 

Sniffing Other Dogs Butt

You may have observed many times that dogs are sniffing other dogs’ butts or licking them. Though it seems weird to you, sniffing the butt is a socially accepted behavior in dogs. Sniffing or licking the butt is a way for dogs to understand other dogs’ gender, health, and reproductive system. Dogs’ anal gland has a very strong smell and other dogs can understand their body structure through butt smell. 

Final Verdict

So, these are some common behaviors of your dogs that might seem weird to you. But understanding these behaviors may help you to know your dog more and form a better relationship with them. 

Murphy Bernier

Murphy Bernier

Murphy Bernier is a New-York based freelance writer, professional blogger and certified dog trainer. She networks shelter pets to help them find homes and volunteers for rescue groups as she is passionate about dog rescue and adoption. From a very early age, she developed extensive animal handling skills from her dad, and that’s where her love for animals started.

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