Being bit by a dog isn’t a pleasant experience. But actually, a bite can indicate affection and that the pup wants to play. When dogs play together there’s often a lot of biting involved. There is nothing aggressive about this behavior.
A dog will bite a person as a way of communicating their current state of mind. The dog could be reacting in aggression, fear, or nervousness. There are, however, ways to prevent a dog bite from ever happening if you stay in tune with the dog’s body language.
Tilting Their Head to the Side
A lot of people speak to their dogs in a higher pitch. When you’re talking to your dog in your “doggie” voice they sometimes tilt their head to the side as if to understand what you’re saying. Dogs are very good at reading and responding to your body language and vocal cues.
They’re capable of recognizing different words so it’s possible that they are listening for words and inflections they associate with fun activities like a treat, walk, or outside. Some experts believe that dogs tilt their heads to the side in order to adjust their outer ears to better pinpoint the noise.
Why Your Dog Lays on Your Feet
Dogs love laying right on their owners’ feet whether you are sitting at dinner or watching television on the couch. This sweet sign shows your dog’s loyalty and desire to protect you. They want to be as close to you as possible. And if you try and get up, they won’t have a problem with letting you move.
This behavior is another one that has been passed down from their ancestors. Dogs love to sleep with their pack. If you are a good and trusting caregiver, then the dog will consider you as their family. They also consider you the leader of their pack.
The S Coil
Over the time you and your snake have been together, you must have seen it coiling into pretty much every possible shape, including a classic S. Normally, it's nothing o worry about, but if the S shape is paired with a retracted head and a curved stance, stay back — this is an animal feeling threatened and preparing for an attack.
The snake might also hiss/puff up while coiling. These are all signs to check the conditions of its tank (temperature/humidity), make adjustments if needed, and leave the beast alone.
When Cats Expose Their Stomach
Warning! Do not give your cat a tummy rub when it shows you its stomach. Repeat! Do not give your cat a tummy rub when it shows you its stomach. It's not asking for a belly rub!
In fact, since that area houses all their vital organs, cats will instinctively scratch or bite anyone that goes near their tummy. So why do they expose their stomachs if they don't enjoy belly rubs? It's a way to tell you that they trust you and feel safe to expose their most vulnerable area around you. The bright side is that what you'll miss in belly rubs you'll gain in your cat's ultimate sign of trust.