What question would you ask your dog if you could?
Knowing and understanding dog body language can be so helpful in understanding your dog and the other dogs you encounter. Whether it be a play bow, a look away, or a raised paw; what a dog does and how it moves tells us something about how they are feeling.
But sometimes, I wish I could ask them a question that can’t always be answered with dog body language, like …
How is your day going?
Do you want to just stay home and cuddle?
What could I do to make you feel better?
Are you in pain?
Do you prefer to walk here? Or, there?
Having one sided-conversations with my dogs is nice, but not helpful for them or me. Being able to ask questions and interact with them would be so much easier than guessing what they want or think.
If only I had a magic lamp with a genie in it huh? But then again, I would probably be limited to asking only one question (or maybe, three). That’s still not a full conversation. I wonder what I would ask my dogs if I could only ask them one question to ask them? Hmmmm…. Maybe “Do I make you happy? Or, “What do I do that makes you uncomfortable?” Or, “What could I do to make your life even better?”
Do you know what one question you would ask your dog(s) if you had the chance?