Dogs with forward-pointing ears and straight-pointed tails are curious about their environment. Something interesting is happening, and the dog is on the alert. She perhaps heard a noise or smelled something new, and she wants to investigate and become aware of how things have shifted. Think of a dog engaging in this behavior as a sort of detective.
Because the dog is looking to discover more about her environment, she is neither submissive nor aggressive. She is just interested and alert.
Do not shock her or she might act in a defensive manner. Instead, approach with caution if you’re trying to get to know her.
You’ll probably see your dog perform this behavior while outside exploring a new place.
The next behavior is one you probably love to see, although it means something you won’t expect.
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