12 Things Your Dog Does When He’s Trying To Tell You Something

Not so with pet owners. So until someone finally invents a dog-to-human translator, you're going to have to learn to read your dog's body language. With that in mind, here are 12 common behaviors dogs will show their owners and what they could mean.

Parents might be confused about whatever hip new phrase their kid keeps spouting, they have the luxury of otherwise speaking the same language. Not so with pet owners. So until someone finally invents a dog-to-human translator, you’re going to have to learn to read your dog’s body language.

With that in mind, here are 12 common behaviors dogs will show their owners and what they could mean.

1. Raising one paw up in the air.

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If your dog is doing this while focusing with her head down, you might want to get out of her way. It means she’s on the hunt and getting ready to pounce on some prey, usually a bird.

2. Chewing on furniture.

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This one depends on the dog’s training and whether he’s shown signs of separation anxiety. If the dog has been trained not to chew as a puppy and does not suffer from separation anxiety, he’s probably just bored. Try giving him more exercise.