Is My Dog Smiling At Me?
I always wondered about that. I have seen so many adorable photos of smiling dogs and wanted to know if they were really smiling at me.
Most dogs mainly smile when something that has something good has happened to them. When they anticipate something good is about to happen, like going for a walk or a snack or a “Good Boy!” remark.
If you watch, their eyes will relax and close half way. Their ears will change position and their tongues will hang out. They will open their mouth wide and lift their head up and they will begin to wag their tails. They will almost appear as if they are smiling.
People will tend to agree that a dog will smile in response to their human’s smiling. Usually dogs will smile in submission to their human and something pleasant that they are doing with them. This is your dog’s gesture to you that they like you enough to fully trust you to be in control of their well being.
Dogs will smile when they are receiving attention. When situations around them are pleasurable for you, your dog will be happy. When your dog sees a familiar person they will anticipate good things based on past experience and may begin to express a smile.
All in all, happy human, happy dog! What has been your experience?
This is Brinks the Pit Bull, in the video. His owner, Jon Bozak noticed how much the dog smiles. He rescued Brinks from the streets of New York over 12 years ago. Jon said he has been smiling ever since he found him.
Credit for video of Smiling Dog is New York’s Happiest Hound BarcroftAnimals Published December 12, 2016 and Videographer / director: Jon Bozak
Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote
Editor: Marcus Cooperand
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