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Why Dogs Tilt Their Heads

Have you ever explained to your dog that he is about to go to doggy day care or pet grooming in San Jose, and had your dog tilt its head back and forth in response? Dog lovers adore those head tilts, but what is the story behind them? Watch this video to learn more.

Researchers have multiple theories as to why dogs tilt their heads. Some experts suspect that it has to do with the dog trying to hear better or concentrating on what is being said. Others believe that dogs could tilt their heads because owners give them positive reinforcement when they tilt their head. This much-loved pet behavior may not be clearly understood, but at its base level, it is a way for dogs to make a social connection with their owners.