2- He’s got a case of the yawns.
Contrary to what you might think, big yawns don’t mean your dog is bored with your corny jokes—they’re actually a sign that he is getting stressed, upset, and agitated, says Sara Taylor CPDT-KA, spcaLA director of animal behaviour and training. It’s important to pay attention to this signal and immediately remove your dog from the situation he is not coping well with, she says. By the way,
3- He won’t look you in the eye.
If a person refused to meet their gaze and turned their back on you, you’d get the message that they were angry loud and clear. It’s the same with dogs, says Erin Askeland, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, dog training and behaviour expert at Camp Bow Wow. “A dog who is happy and comfortable will likely be willing to make eye contact with his owner and seek out their attention whereas a dog who is angry or upset may avoid this type of interaction and move away from their owner, leave the room, or even sleep in a different area,” she says. How to fix this? Offer calm, quiet time together to help you and your dog relax, say reading a book or listening to soft music, she says.