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.

11. Yawning.


Dogs don’t just yawn when they’re tired. Yawning can also be a sign of stress or fear. If your dog is yawning a lot around someone unfamiliar, that’s a sign that she’s not quite ready to meet that person.

12. Sitting on your feet.


There are a lot of reasons a dog could be doing this. If your dog shows a lot of dominant traits, she could be trying to assert herself. If she has separation anxiety, this is a common way of trying to comfort herself by being close to you. If your dog has a jealous streak, this could be a possessive move to show other people or animals that you’re “hers.”