Feb 29, 2024
Feb 29, 2024
|You are on the right track Subodh. the more you observe them the more you learn about them. Dogs can not tell you about them in words-you have to understand their body language to know them better. Thanks for your comments.
Kamal ji this is in response to your both comments. First of all thanks a lot for enjoying my artciles (I prefer to call them stories) about dogs.
Regarding dogs rolling over on their back-let me explain in slight detail. Dog's world revolves around smell/s. Thier underbelly has the genitalia too. The smell from which conveys to the other animal the condition (mental and physical both) of the dog exposing himself. Once a dog rolls over on his back means an abject surrender. In other words it means he has full faith in you and offers his treasure of smells (poor guy doesn't know that you dont have strong olfactory senses like his!) and lets you pat and scratch him. A shy dog on the other hand will also roll on his back but his quiverring taill would cover his genitals and part of the belly. He is not sure and does so again in surrender but out of fear. Such dogs if threatened may even urinatein this condition and or bare their teeth and snap and flee. Thus if you are about to touch a shy dog in this position, beware and talk to him soothingly before touching him. Never look in to the eyes of such a dog as it means a challenge in their lingua.
Hope this clarifies your querry!
Like all your other articles this one also is just excellent. I too wtach dogs oin the neighborhoods almost 70% of our neighbors have dogs. One of the is attached to the two of us, my Spouse and I, we pet him and he does recognie us.
One question is why does he roll over and want to be petted on his belly ?
|This is a very informative and nice articles. I will now observe tails of dogs. One of the dogs I know rolls over on the ground everytime I see him . Why do dogs do that , of course he wants me to pet him -- but why on the belly, why does he roll over ?
We keenly go through the articles in your regular Blog and Labrador Forum.
It's an seemingly wonderful scene to watch brilliance and twinkling in the eyes of your pet once his /her wishes are accomplished like throwing a ball,running with him.At that point of time as you said an imaginary smile run over pet'sface and wagging of tail is side by side continues with the excitement .When you return from office you find that jumping and wagging of tail alongwith rolling oh rear half portion gyrating like our film stars(I shouln't name)
|Thanks Subodh. I am glad that you are observing the different 'styles' of wags that your Lab displays. Infact Labrador retriever, Irish setter and Golden retriever are the breeds which make use of their tails maximum. But that doesnt mean that others dont. I find that when a dog wags his hind portion along with the tail, at that time you should observe his facial expression too. And you will certainly notice a beaming smile on his face with a twinkle in his eyes...
|Thanks Mrugank. Yes it is true that a dog expresses a lot through his tail. One needs only to observe and interpret the story behind the wag... I am glad that you enjoyed it.
It's a wonderful article and eye opener in many aspects.
I myself observing the variety in tail wagging by my Lab Naunny.
Definitely each kind of wagging of tail has unique meaning and giving signal to be watchful and careful.
Subodh Kr. Sharma
Very nicely written...Such simple language which makes every individual understand what to look for whether they are Pet dog people or Dog enthusiast like us...
hats off to you sir.....