3 Important things to Know About The Canine Body of a Dog

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This post will talk about dogs, what they do and to get to know what and why the dog do this.

Dogs are wonderful creatures to me, sometimes they do understand what I communicate with them and they do the action to show that they did understand me. Its really fun to have a dog with you, some dogs do take care of old folks, some dogs are really smart to do things and surprise you! Sometimes I do find dogs really worth to have then a humans.

I would like to get to know more about dogs which I love dogs a lot and they are really a Man’s Best friends. That’s what people always say!

Dogs Communication

Dogs have a limited ability to communicate using sound, which comprises whines, squeaks, barking , howling and growling. So they use more on body language to communicate.

Dog usually howling and growling to communicate. These are the least common sound dogs make. But you will hear dog always bark, this is to convey a variety of meanings.

When a dog barks, is to get attention to let off steam when excited or when feeling frustrated. Dogs communicate by howling with others who are far away from them, as a way of finding them.

Dog size can be gauged by a dog’s posture, facial and body expressions. Normally a stiff posture with a jerky movement indicates aggression or fear. While a relaxed body and smooth movement means a dog at ease.

Dog Sniff

Dogs love to sniff? I think so too! They do sniff each other when they meet, This is to let them gather information about their world and others species via scents. Especially from their urine and faeces left by other dogs. Dogs will usually sniff each other to find out their sex and intentions.

An investigate dog determinedly sniff an object he wants to learn about. Or if he scents something that could prove to his advantage, like food in the pocket.

Dog Attack

Sometimes dogs do attack, but only if they consider it necessary for their own safety and well being. Either because they value is being threatened, or they learned that attack is the best form of defence.

Tail – Wagging

Sometimes I do feel that when a dog wag it’s tail, it’s means they are communicate with you. And I’m right! This is a quick and easy way to show his mood to communicate with you. Although it is not always a sign of a friendly and happy dog. They do different tail position and speed of wagging combined with other body language can all convey information. 

Body Language

If we observed them carefully we can get a detailed picture of their body language. They do have a language unique to them. And actions that helps us guess how they feel, what they want from us and what they need. In order to learn for them to behave around us, Dogs observe us too.

Cowering

A careful dog will try to retreat away from something he is uncertain about. This is a posture usually indicates the dog had an unpleasant experience in the past or whatever the dog had been through that approaches him, whether is a human or another species type. It can be hurt before or being torture.

Yawning

Yawing and licking lips indicated that a dog is uneasy about a situation he is in. For my thoughts, yawing seems to be normal to me but do check them out in case anything can happen. Maybe some observing will be good.

Baring the teeth aggressively

This action normally appear in stray dogs. This is a warning sign of a dog’s way telling something to “back off” and “leave him alone”. To avoid being attacked, slowly retreat from that situation. Sudden moves may cause an hit in this highly tight situation.

Relaxed Smiled

This is for sure a happy expression. Many Dogs do this as a greeting and “Smile” to show their passive and playful intentions.

Reproduction

In a mature canines, the wish to reproduce is strong to ensure survival of the species. A healthy female dog with access to male dogs and a plentiful food supply can produce two litters a year. Mostly, big dogs have large litters with 20 or more puppies being recorded in breeds, such as Great Danes and Neapolitan Mastiffs.

Oestrus

This term indicate when a female dog is ready to breed, it’s also know as “ in season” or ” in heat”. This happens approximately every six months and lasts approximately 21 days. It is signified by a bloody vaginal discharge at the beginning of the oestrus.

Mating

This only occurs 10-14 days into the oestrus, when the discharge runs clear. During mating, both male and female dog may become “tied”, whereby the female vaginal muscles contract around the penis so the dog cannot escape. Therefore, increase the chance of conception. It can last for up to 30 minutes and the pair should not be forcibly separated. Otherwise, pain and injury may occur.

Pregnancy

Canine maturation lasts for approximately 63 days which is 9 weeks. As giving birth near, Female dog will seek a private, safe and usually dark place to “nest” for birth.

Birth

As the birthing begins, she will pace around restlessly, appear anxious, pant and howl, and look behind her in an upset and puzzled manner. This stage can last up to 24hrs. In second stage labour, female dog goes to her nesting place, lies on her side and strains as uterine contraction move the puppies, one at a time, down the birth canal. Once uterine contractions start, the puppies quickly follow at 10-60 minute intervals. if the female dog appear distressed, or no puppies appear, seek veterinary attention immediately in case a puppy is stuck. Most of the dog owner knows how to do the process will give birth easily without problems.

Size of family

The number of puppies in a family is normally naturally regulated by the size of the Mother’s Dog. Small breed dog usually have up to six puppies, Medium breed will have up to eight and large breed up to 12 or more. Generally she has no more than the number of functional nipples she has. In abnormally large families, some puppies have to be hand fed or fostered.

Key Question:

Why does my dog howl at night?

This could be in response to your pet hearing other dogs howling, so is reciprocating in communicate with them. In aged dogs, night-time noise could be a sign of canine senile or geriatric separation anxiety or it could be due to separation anxiety. Otherwise, if the dog is unneutered, he or she is calling for a mate or senses a potential mate nearby. It also possible that your dog is in pain, get a veterinary check-up as soon as possible.

Can dogs mate at any time?

For Male dogs is possible, but female only come into oestrus twice a year and it is only then they are receptive to sexual advances from canine suitors.

 

Hope this info helps you! 🙂

 

HAPPY PET-OWNING!

 

 

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