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.

9. Tongue flicking.


This is when the “dog’s tongue extends straight out of the mouth and retracts again immediately.” This is often a sign of discomfort, either with an unfamiliar person or unwanted contact that’s making the dog anxious. If your dog is noticeably submissive, this can also be his way of trying to appease a more dominant presence.

10. Relaxed yawning.


To make things more confusing, dogs can yawn when they’re comfortable with you too. In this case, they will often yawn when you do out of empathy. So if you’re yawning and your dog starts yawning too, that’s not a bad thing at all.