Why Your Dogs Rolls Over To Show Your Their Belly

May 13 , 2019

Why Your Dogs Rolls Over To Show Your Their Belly

Ever wonder why every time you walk into the same room as your pup they roll over and show you their belly? When a dog presents her belly, they are expressing an ancertral trait rooted from their wolf pack behavior that was used to communicate deference to other "Alpha" dogs. Since there is no need for that pack mentality, she's now looking to you as the pack leader! Exciting me know. Here are 5 reason to help you understand why your dog shows us their bellies! 

1. Because They Love and Trust You! 

Dog on belly getting rubbed

   Happy dogs who show you their belly when you return home may be doing their best to let you know that they adore you. The entire body is relaxed and they're in their most submissive posture waiting for some love! 

2. Because They Respect You and Want You To Know It! 

   Hierarchy means EVERYTHING in the canine wolrd. By purposely exposing her vulnerable underbelly your dog is communicating to you that she comes in peace and recognized your alpha authority!

3. To Air Out 

backing laying puupy

  Although dogs attempt to regulate their body temperature by panting, some may park themselves next to circulating fans or air conditioner vents on hot days to catch the cool breeze on their bellies. That's where they have the least amount of hair and best chance of cooling off! 

4.Because They Feel Totally Safe 

puppy laying on back on grass

   Confident adult dogs in their own homes roll on their backs and ge into relaxed posture when taking naps - usually on the sofa or your bed. 

5. Because They Love Their Bellies Rubbed!

twin puppies getting belly rubs

  Dog's bellies are very sensitive and their belly is the one place they normally can't reach on their own. This is a sign of trust in you and it feels great for them!