Ellen Britt for CNT #wooftips
Gotta love our dogs, right? They all do things that are a bit strange from time to time. But that’s what makes them so endearing!
Here’s a list of just a few of the funny things dogs do:
One – Barking at nothing. You’re just sitting there on the sofa, calmly reading a book, your dog asleep at your feet. Suddenly he leaps up and begins to bark his head off. You don’t see anything and you don’t hear anything. Dogs do have superior hearing so maybe he heard something you didn’t. But it can be a bit disconcerting!
Two – Trying to get on the sofa when there is no more room. Several people already sitting on the sofa? That does not deter most dogs. In fact, some dogs seem to take it as an invitation to climb up.
Three – Getting in strange positions to sleep. Such as on their backs with their legs spread or sleeping with their heads awkwardly propped on an object.
Four – Moving their legs when you scratch them a certain way. Surely this is a reflex action but it’s still funny to watch!
Five – Barking at their own reflections. Some dogs just can’t help themselves when they catch sight of their own faces in a mirror. Poor things, they don’t know it’s them and as much as we try to reassure them, they just don’t get it.
By Ellen Britt
Dr. Ellen Britt has loved dogs since she was a child. She is particularly fond of the Northern breeds, especially Alaskan Malamutes. Ellen worked as a PA in Emergency and Occupational Medicine for two decades and holds a doctorate (Ed.D.) in biology.