- Why does my dog put his butt in the air?
This is a sign that your dog is submitting to you and that you are the master. This is similar to when a dog rolls over onto their back. Showing their belly is a sign of vulnerability and that you are in charge. This is a good sign as it means your dog realizes they should take orders from you.
It is also a sign that your dog is ready to play. It is a playful stance as though they are ready to pounce on a toy. You should engage in a game with your dog because this is what they want. There is also the possibility that your dog simply is stretching. If you are worried about this action, speak to your vet.
- My dog stretches a lot
If your dog seems to stretch a lot it would suggest that they feel as though they have too much energy in their muscles and feel the need to stretch them out. It is often a sign of boredom and they need to release some tension. Take your dog for more regular walks or runs to burn off some energy and see if this makes a difference to the stretching action.
Dogs should be walked at least twice a day and you may find that more energetic breeds require more exercise. Many people do not exercise their dogs enough and this is very cruel.
If you find you do not have much time to walk your dog you should take them somewhere they can run off the lead and play a game to use up their energy or you will find they become bored, frustrated and unhappy.