Recognizing Dominant Behaviours in dogs
Besides growing, biting, and guarding, some dogs display a wide range of unrecognizable dominant behaviors. Dogs can’t growl or bite if the owner is giving them all the necessary attention they need, except only when they are challenged.
Dogs exhibit certain behaviors when they think they are above the control of their owners. Let us talk about some of the behaviors dogs can display. Smarter dogs are liable to disobey the park rules more than average or below average ones.
Characteristics of dominant dogs
Smarter dogs have the following characteristics:
- Sensitive, active, stubborn, demanding, willful, pushy, pawing so as to get your attention to play with them.
- Sitting on high places or at the master’s seat, sitting down to be petted, whining or barking at human beings without the command of the owner, putting.
- Jumping their paws on people (without the command of the master).
- Resisting coming down from a place or furniture when he was asked to do so, refusing to walk on a lead (with the exception of dogs with illnesses, injuries, and untrained puppies).
- Nipping at visitor’s heels while leaving, resisting the commands of the owner, barks at people when eating their foods, conscious of where they sleep, (their foam, pillow, and even room),
- Get annoyed or easily becomes aggressive when disturbed at sleep, likes or attempting to kiss in a focused and determined manner.
- Carrying their heads held high, getting angry if left alone, or becoming exceedingly happy when the owner returns, standing on people’s lap.
- Have sharp reactions.
The fastest way to detect a dog’s frame of mind is by looking at their face or the way they carry themselves. For instance, a dominant dog will always be carrying himself with head held high, walking up and down, puffing up ( carrying himself with what untrained humans can call dignity, in this case, the ears will be on alert, the tail is up and rigid while the body is carried stiffly).
Submissive dogs carry themselves in an amazing way, directly opposite of stubborn dogs. They carry their shoulders down, tails down, heads low, and slinking themselves smaller. To most people, they look sad or unhappy. But that is not the truth, their posture is just suggesting that they don’t want trouble, they are peace-loving. Such dogs can only fight or bark when they are threatened.
In summary, dominant dogs are regarded as being proud, while submissive dogs are seen as being humble, kind, friendly and gets along well with others. Surprisingly, most people like having dominant dogs, if their dogs show any sign of submissiveness, they will think it is sad, but when it acts dominant, they mistake it as being happy.
Dominance gets rewarded more than submissiveness. From the little analysis above, one can easily recognize dominant behaviors in dogs, and be able to distinguish a dominant one from a submissive dog, that is the aim of this writing.