What a Dog's Guilty Face is Hiding
A dog’s guilty face: Calming signals
Other calming signals
- Licking his nose. Your dog doesn’t lick his nose because the food is delicious. He does it because he gets excited when you approach him with the dish. He’s trying to calm himself down.
- Turning his head. When we take out our cell phone and take a picture of a dog, he will almost always turn his head. Dogs do this because the phone intimidates them and they are asking us to move away.
Sniffing the floor. Most of the time when you are at a park, and you call your dog with an aggressive tone, he will approach you slowly and might stop and sniff something. He does that because it’s his way of telling you that he doesn’t want you to get angry.
Knowing the difference between right and wrong
Why dogs behave badly
In other words, a dog that destroys things because he is trying to relax. If a dog misbehaves, it’s because he’s out of control and can’t help it.
Therefore, that’s why they ask for our forgiveness and ask us not to punish them. Dogs don’t misbehave intentionally, they do it because they lose control of themselves.
Prevent your dog from behaving badly
Dogs don’t know the difference between right and wrong, which is exactly why the concept of a dog’s guilty face doesn’t exist.