Sure, your dog might want to play fetch, but it’s also likely that they are bringing you a present. When your dog presents you with a ball or a toy, it could mean that they want you to enjoy the toy they love so much. So if you react by throwing their gift away, it could hurt their feelings. Before you throw the ball, try to assess whether your dog is actually looking to play or just wants to show you how much they care.
Does your dog sometimes lean against your legs for support? Well, it turns out that this action doesn’t mean that your dog is tired or lazy – there’s a much deeper, and sweeter, reason behind their leaning.
In the animal kingdom, yawning is a sign of vulnerability, which means that your dog completely trusts you if they yawn in front of you. And if your dog “catches” your yawn (it really happens!), it’s a sign of empathy. Here’s the sweetest thing we’ve heard in a while: Your dog is so emotionally connected with you that they might yawn after seeing you yawn.