This Is Why Your Dog Approaches People Who Don't Like Pets
Dogs are our constant companion and the stress relief we need whenever we go home after a long day. But after spending time with your dog BFF, you'll notice some weird behavior that most dogs often do. Thankfully, vetstreet.com has all the answers, giving us some great advice from veterinarians, pet behaviorists, and trainers. Here's the list of the weirdest dog behavior we frequently ask, answered by dog experts.
- When your dog kicks the grass after doing their business.
Dr. Patty Khuly, VMD, says that dogs do this for sanitary reasons. They just simply cover the mess they made, but is also a way to mark their territory. (via vetstreet.com)
"All dogs have glands in their feet that secrete pheromones, and a couple of backward scratches into the earth releases those chemicals"—Dr. Patty Khuly
- Why they go to people who don't like pets.
Dr. Sharon Crowell-Davis, DVM, DACVB, says that friendly dogs who often socialize with humans tend to approach a variety of people. A person who doesn't like dogs will be more aware of the dog approaching them and will think that this is done on purpose. (via vetstreet.com)
"If the dog grows up only exposed to women, for example, it may be more comfortable with women than men, and so this can produce some selectiveness in the type of person the dog will head toward,"—Dr. Sharon Crowell-DavisCONTINUE READING BELOWRecommended Videos
- Walk in circles before lying down.
Dr. Karen Sueda, DVM, says that this could be an ancestral behavior that relates to staying safe and comfortable. (via vetstreet.com)
"The ritual is likely a residual habit from the days when wolflike dogs lived out in the wild"—Dr. Karen Sueda
- Why small dogs pick fights with dogs twice their size.
If you ever wonder why a Chihuahua would bare its teeth to a German Sheperd, Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, says that smaller breeds tend to find big dogs scarier so their best defense is to attack. (via vetstreet.com)
"They're afraid of being trampled or pushed around. And when they’re afraid, their instinct is to become aggressive."— Dr. Sophia YinADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
- Shred paper.
If you want to know what causes the mess in your house, bahavior consultant Arden Moore, says that dogs just do it for fun, and they don't see any harm in doing it. Other dogs do this when they feel bored, anxious, or stressed. (vetstreet.com)
"Some dogs simply enjoy the sensation of tearing something with their mouths, much like they would tear at their prey if they were hunting in the wild."— Arden Moore
What other weird things have you noticed from your dogs? Share them with us in the comments!
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!
First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.
The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.
There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.