According To Science, This Is What It Means When Dogs Tilt Their Head

We love our dogs so much but they can be pretty weird sometimes. Sometimes they do things and we have no idea why. We just brush it off as dogs being dogs, but have you ever wondered why they actually do these things?

There are actually very specific reasons why our dogs do strange things like sniff butts or scoot their butts across the carpet.

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1) Eating Grass

You’ll find that some dogs like to eat grass every now and again even though it makes them throw up. Though it may seem unhealthy, dogs might do this to improve digestion, treat intestinal worms, or fulfill a nutritional need like a lack of fiber.

Source: Dogster

2) Tilting Their Head

It’s not that your dog doesn’t understand you or that you’re particularly interesting, it’s that they can’t hear you. Experts say that dog’s tilt their head to adjust their outer ears so that they can focus on the location of sound.

Source: FindADogMinder

3) Butt Sniffing

Humans shake hands… dogs sniff butts. A dog sniffing another’s butt is a dog’s way of saying “Hey, how ya doing? Nice to meet you.” It’s how they get to know you. Their sense of smell is 10,000 times stronger than a human’s and scent can tell a lot about a person, especially when it’s from an area as smelly as a butt.

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4) Eating Poop

Though this seems disgusting and bizarre, it’s actually a normal cleaning behavior in mother dogs. Some dogs without babies will eat poop in order to clean up their yard or kennel. Gross.

Source: YouTube Screenshot

5) Stares At You

Your dog isn’t just being a leering weirdo, he wants a treat or some affection from you.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

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5 thoughts on “According To Science, This Is What It Means When Dogs Tilt Their Head

  1. Wasting money on why dogs tilt their heads when we could be spending it on our Soldiers and homeless.
    99.9% of the time the people do I g these “expiraments” get everything wrong anyway or only partially right.

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