I have often wondered why my dog tilts her head when I talk to her, but have never been fully sure of the reason. I just found an article online which offers an explanation. It starts off like this:
If you’ve ever had a dog (or met one) you’ll probably recognize the adorable ‘head tilt’.
You know the one. When their eyes seem to widen and they angle their head to the side as if they’re trying to look cute so you give them some more biscuits.
By tilting its heads slightly to the side, a dog can melt the heart of even the most hardened cat person. Most everyone finds this behavior adorable, but few people can explain what compels a dog to do it.
Are dogs somehow aware of the effect they have on humans, using a cute trick to exploit us for affection?
It then carries on:
The adorable move seems to say, “I’m listening,” but what’s really going on when dogs’ heads tilt in response to a sound? Apparently it’s all to do with our pooches’ ability to empathize with humans and pick up on our emotions.
Here are a few possible explanations for why they do it!
And offers some explanations that do sound plausible. Here is a video that you may enjoy watching:
You can read the full story by clicking here: http://www.pawbuzz.com