Staring and the madman's minutes: this is why your dog sometimes behaves this way

Sep 01 2022

Staring and the madman's minutes: this is why your dog sometimes behaves this way

Why do dogs like to roll around in dirt so much, what does that strange look in his eyes mean, and why does he sometimes run around the house like an idiot? Typical dog behavior explained!

The love for bad smells

After an extensive bath or a visit, your puppy will look tip-top – until he starts rolling in mud or poo… Rolling in unpleasant smells can be a trait that dogs have been given by their ancestors. For example, the smell of rotting flesh signified a meal and was thus positive.

In addition, rolling in the poop or other unpleasant odors can have the purpose of masking one's own smell. In this way, try to ensure that a potential prey does not catch the dog's scent, otherwise they may miss the opportunity of a meal. So camouflage.

The Crazy Ten Minutes

Some dogs, for no apparent reason, suddenly get a huge rush of energy and go all out. What triggers such an attack depends on the dog. For example, they can become noisy and busy when they are tired. It can also be a way to get rid of pent-up energy or stress. Maybe your dog is triggered by enthusiasm or boredom, or he's not getting enough exercise or mental stimulation.

Why is my dog showing the whites of his eyes?

Your dog turns his head away, but he keeps his gaze on something or someone. You can clearly see the whites of his eyes. This indicates that your dog is feeling uncomfortable, nervous, or even scared. Your dog also indicates that he wants you to do something about what makes him uncomfortable. You are his support and rock. So try to help him and don't punish him for this behavior. If you can't change the situation, lead your dog away from the problem.

What are you staring at?

You probably recognize the penetrating, infinite dog's gaze as a dog owner. You sit relaxed and read a book and you feel watched. Chances are your dog wants something from you that only you can give him. Something delicious to eat, a hug or play outside!

Does your dog tilt his head while staring? He's probably confused and trying to figure out what you want from him. Are you training and your dog is staring at you with a tilted head? Then he probably misunderstood you.

The tight, direct gaze is a clear warning that a dog bite is coming. Do you approach a dog to pet him or take something from his basket and he stares straight at you? And do you also see behavior such as a stiff tail, a completely silent body, closed mouth and a low head? Then back off, for he has clearly warned you.

Of course, it could also be that your dog looks you deep in the eye because he loves you. Probably his tail swings gently from side to side, he is panting softly and his ears are relaxing. Sweet!

So you see, our dogs say quite a lot with those craziness!