Fifteen Cheerful Dogs Who Love Showing Them Teeth
Need a little pick me up for the day? Well just watch these fifteen adorable dogs show off their pearly whites and you won't be able to help but smile right back! It's impossible to be in a bad mood while watching these super cute pups and their winning smiles!
When you see a dog baring their teeth, you first thought might not be that they are posing for a happy photo, but these dogs seem to be doing just that, or at least some of them are. A lot of dogs seem to be making “smiley faces” when their owner is scolding them for something they did and knew they shouldn’t, looking like total silly bodies in the process.
Once in awhile, a dog bares his teeth without any aggressive tendencies behind it. This is referred to as a submissive grin or smile. It is usually accompanied by body language such as lip licking, an averted gaze, a relaxed body posture, and ears sitting flatter against the head. We humans do it too; you find yourself in a sticky situation, so you pull out a smile and try to calm things down.
Teaching your dog to smile can be as easy as teaching them to sit. All you have to do is catch the behavior and reward it, while giving the cue “smile”. Dogs pick things up very easily, so this should be a piece of cake!