Why Dogs Tilt Their Heads

Source: Yahoo!

Melissa sent me this article from Yahoo! last week and I know this happening all too well.

Especially from Cassie. She knows the words “Cassie, do you want to…”

Cassie Head Tilt

I don’t even have to finish the statement, her head is already tilted to the side trying to figure out what fun thing we might be doing next (part of me feels that “do you” might be the only two words she actually needs to hear before she gets excited.

Anyway, Yahoo! had the article up about reasons why dogs might tilt their heads, one of the examples is this:

They’re trying to understand us 

According to Steven R. Lindsay’s “Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training,” when a dog listens to your voice, he’s trying to identify familiar words or tones that he associates with a reward, such as going on a walk or receiving a treat.

The muscles of a dog’s middle ear are controlled by a part of the brain that’s also responsible for facial expressions and head movements, so when a canine tilts his head, he’s trying to perceive what you’re saying, as well as communicate to you that he’s listening.

To read the rest, please go to: Yahoo!

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Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.

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