How Do You Know That Your Dog Is Really Happy?
As a loving and responsible pet owners, you want to have a happy and joyful dog, but what could be the possible signs that you should look for? If you have asked any of these questions, then you need to continue reading to learn more.
Relaxed Body Language
Your dog is definitely happy if he shows you a relaxed body. By a relaxed body, we mean that he is not unnecessarily tense. The mouth is soft and partially open while his eyes are relaxed and even blinks a lot.
His ears are not pulled back or taut with alertness. His tongue may stick out. These are just some of the things you can watch out for in a happy dog.
If you see your dog wagging his tail in a relaxed, wide sweeping motion, then he is happy. Sometimes, your dog can’t even contain his happiness that his whole body wiggles along with his wagging tail.
Wants To Play
When your dog invites you to play with him, it is a sign that he is in a good mood. He might bring toys to you, make the “play bow” position, and even roll over to show his belly. Not only that, but he is always excited to go out for a walk and exercise with you.
They Don’t Destroy Things
Destructive behaviors are signs of anxiety. Your dog can also be destructive if he doesn’t get enough mental and physical stimulation. If your dog doesn’t destroy your stuff even if he is left alone, then he is more likely a happy dog.
They Love To Eat
Dogs with a healthy appetite show that they are happy. If they become uninterested with food, they might be suffering from an illness.
Your dog will happily greet you when you wake up and when you return from work. They would excitedly wait for you at the door and would even sprint toward you at the first sign of your presence. Whenever they see you, they simply greet you with their relaxed body and happy face.
Doesn’t Bark Or Growl Angrily
Dogs who easily get angry are not happy dogs. As an owner, you know what a happy bark looks and sounds like, right? When your dog barks out of anger, it comes with growling, tensed body, and bare teeth.
Get To Know Your Dog More
Now that you have read some of the signs your dog is happy, it is time to get better acquainted with him. It is worth noting that dogs experience a wide range of emotions. In fact, some researchers suggest that a dog has the mental ability of a 2 to 3-year-old kid.
So, with this in mind, it is up to you to be alert at not just the signs that your dog is happy, but also to other emotions that he might want to convey.
With that being said, I hope you get to know and understand your dog better and have a wonderful and intimate relationship.