Is your dog actually trying to tell you something by sighing, have you really missed out on what this means for all this time?
Every dog owner has experienced it at one time or another. Your dog lies down, often with his head on his front paws, and lets out a sigh. Is he sad? Content? Disappointed in his life?
It could be any of the above, which depends on the context.
When sighing is combined with half-closed eyes, it communicates pleasure; with fully open eyes, it communicates disappointment: ‘I guess you are not going to play with me.’
Guilt trip, anyone?
So if you and your dog just finished a fun romp in the yard or a great walk in the park, that sighing means, “I’m content and am going to settle down here awhile.” If your dog has begged at your side all during dinner without a payoff, that sighing signifies, “I’ll give up now and simply be depressed.”
Some breeds also tend to make more sound than others.
A humans interpretation could be; one persons groan or moan could be another one’s sigh.
The most important thing we have to remember is that not one answer is right. We have to make sure we don’t put human feelings in the same category as dog’s feelings.
Here at Gencon, we’re sure they’ll be happy with a Gencon lead with them! The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking. The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.
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