That moment when you look at your dog and you see their glowing eyes, their mouth in a wide grin with their tongue sticking out, looking like they just heard a silly joke. Then you think, “Awwwww my dog’s smiling!”
But do dogs really smile the way we humans do? Are their smiles an expression of happiness like ours is? To answer that question, let’s go back a few thousand years during the wolves time, the dog’s ancestors.
Wolves and dogs retract the corner of their lips which pulls the mouth into that happy face we recognize as a smile, in order to show submission and nervousness and even aggression.
But dogs, being the smart species that they are, can easily learn patterns. Just like when humans give them treats or recognition for showing that ‘smile’.
Dogs learn that their smile can get them rewards. Soon enough, they would associate smiling with a positive experience and a feeling of happiness or genuine contentment.
You may have subconsciously trained your dog to smile!
So to answer your question,
YES YOUR HAPPY DOG IS MOST LIKELY SMILING AT YOU! ^_^
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