Dogs are typically sophisticated creatures. Just like humans, they tend to develop visible behavioural traits while adapting to their surroundings. Some of these traits are cute while some are hilariously dangerous. These traits also vary by the breed, size and shape of a dog. They also tend to catch emotions quickly. Reacting to the same, they might run you out of your wits with their reactions. Let us have a look at these six bizarre traits observed in dogs. If you too own a dog, you might be relating to a few of them.
1. Dogs Yawn Contagiously
Remember the times when you were awestruck at how strange were the phenomena of contagious yawning? Well, even the Dog culture shares this trait. Yawns are not only contagious between two dogs, but also between a dog and its owner. Keep in mind to checkout on your dog next time, if you yawn anywhere around him. You shall see how connected you are to your pet.
It is true that smaller breeds are full of energy and without proper training; they shall end up barking their minds out, and finally compel you to give in to their demands. But on the flip side, big dogs might make you scream with frustration, as they shall ignore you to eternity if it pleases them. No amount of treats or training can compel a lazy, sleepy, disinterested big dog to do what he does not want to do. You may be fighting a losing battle, with your gentle giants.
3. Dogs Envy Everything
All kinds of dogs feel envious of anything and everything that comes in the way of its love and attention. Just like humans, dogs feel insecure from time to time. Unless you have a totally alien dog, who feels he is better off and safe without your cuddles, no pet dog can stand their owner sharing their love. Dogs can be jealous of their own toys, of other dogs, of babies, husbands, wives, siblings and more.
4. Dogs Dig For a Reason
What might seem to be a cute funny activity, and sometimes annoying, might actually be a trait running deep into the Dog DNA. Dogs are fond of digging. Hunting wolf packs dug and hid their food. Dogs today, dig and annoy their owners (just kidding). Dogs are possessive of their toys and sometimes even things like a pencil, shoe, spoon, and spaghetti sticks are subject to their possessiveness. They might be hiding a few of them in your yard. You better keep an eye on your shady dogs, and their suspicious activities.
5. The Home Alone Dog
Dogs who live in the constant company of humans are totally busy catering to their entertainment, and bonding. But when left alone, they take the liberty to check out every single corner of the house and sniff for probable danger. They might catch and taste a spider in the process and might even spit it out if it does not taste good. All unexplored areas of the house shall be honoured with their sniffs. If bored and anxious, your dog might even tear apart a pillow or a soft toy. But mind my words, leaving a dog alone for longer time spans, might affect your relationship negatively.
6. Dogs Do Care
Once in a while, you might encounter a sad phase in your life, and your dog is by your side. Dogs are just as observant as humans. They catch your emotions too quickly. When you are sad, they might try to poke you out of your grief, or maybe just lend a heavy paw in your lap. When you are overjoyed, you might catch your dog running round in circles beside you. No wonder that the dog is happier. And when you feel you need a nap, which is exactly when your dog may beg you for a pee-walk out in the park. Typical Dogs.
So next time folks, if you walk into your house and find sloppy floors and dead spiders, it is just one of those times when your dog leisured in its ever-growing curiosity. And do not forget to look for a lost slipper in your yard, before you throw the other one away.