Why Do Dogs Sigh

Why Do Dogs Sigh?



Dogs can make many types of noises in addition to barking such as yipping, yelping, growling, huffing, howling, whimpering, whining, and sighing. Anyway, each one of these sounds can have a different meaning, and they just make these sounds for a reason. However, in this article, we are going to find out the main reason of sighing in dogs, and why do dogs sigh?




What Is Sighing in Dogs?

Sighing is a noise with a low level like groaning or moaning, but there is a difference between each noise. Actually, sighing is a deep exhale and not a true vocalization. On the other hand, when your dog groans or moans, it makes some vocal sound with the exhale!



Why Do Dogs Sigh?

The truth is that the body language of dogs tells many things about how they emotionally feel. Anyway, dogs also communicate by making some other vocalizations and sounds. So, sighing is considered a sound for communication! But what does sighing mean? It depends on the situation and the statue of your dog including its mental, emotional, and physical health.




Feeling Relaxed and Content

When your dog sighs a long one while laying down, it is usually out of relaxation and contentment. When dogs sigh out of relaxation and contentment, they may even seem to be napping or sleeping! Furthermore, dogs can sometimes sigh out of relaxation and contentment when they see that their owner is relaxing, or after interactive play with them! You can also know if your dog is sighing out of contentment or relaxation if they have a ‘soft’ face (relaxed ears with half-opened eyes. Also, dogs usually sigh with relaxation and contentment when they are laying down.




Dogs can also sigh if they are exasperated! For example, when you decide to finish playing with your dog, but it does not want to finish playing yet! Then your dog will sigh out of exasperation with open eyes looking at what makes it exasperated, and in this case, it may be you! When dogs sigh out of exasperation, they are usually sitting up with their alert and forward ears. But they may be laying down in a few situations!



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