Why does my dog always look down?

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It's common to misinterpret dogs' signals and think that they mean something that they don't.

It's when a dog is calm that it's harder to tell if the emotional state is sad or content.

A dog who is lying down with its head on its paws will have a closed mouth, which always makes a dog look less happy.

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Your dog might look guilty after he's done something wrong, but he's probably just reacting to your response.

We often assume that our dogs feel guilty because of the way they act when we catch them doing something they're not supposed to do.

But in reality, your dog's guilty look means something vastly different.

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It's common to misinterpret dogs' signals and think that they mean something that they don't.

It's when a dog is calm that it's harder to tell if the emotional state is sad or content.

A dog who is lying down with its head on its paws will have a closed mouth, which always makes a dog look less happy.

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Pain can also cause your dog to act scared and shake.

Joint and muscle pain, such as degenerative joint disease or arthritis can cause your dog to shake and act as though they are fearful.

Some dogs will lash out when they are in pain because they fear that they will be hurt more by those trying to help them.

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Asserting Dominance. When encountering a new dog, you may want to ask yourself if the dog is sitting on me to assert his dominance.

If you recently added a new dog to your pack, one of them may sit on you to assert that he's the top dog.

By sitting on people, dogs often feel higher and more in control.

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It's common to misinterpret dogs' signals and think that they mean something that they don't.

It's when a dog is calm that it's harder to tell if the emotional state is sad or content.

A dog who is lying down with its head on its paws will have a closed mouth, which always makes a dog look less happy.

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Many experts believe that dogs have learned to smile because they've seen humans do the same or because we reward them for doing so, Stilwell said.

At any rate, it usually means your dog is contented and happy.

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It's common to misinterpret dogs' signals and think that they mean something that they don't.

It's when a dog is calm that it's harder to tell if the emotional state is sad or content.

A dog who is lying down with its head on its paws will have a closed mouth, which always makes a dog look less happy.

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