Are you curious to find out why dogs tilt their heads? Sure, we know that dogs tilting their heads are adorable, but have you ever wondered WHY they do it? I would love to keep thinking that dogs tilt their heads at me because they are simply trying to earn my love and adoration, WHICH THEY DO EVERY SINGLE TIME, but that really isn’t the real reason. The real reason is even CUTER! According to Mental Floss, dogs are actually tilting their heads in such a way to empathize with you, or at least try to (which, yeah, is pretty adorable). This makes sense. Most of us who have had dogs in our lives know that they are particularly good at reading how you are feeling. You know when you’re sick and your dog will cuddle up with you? Or when you’re crying and your dog is the only one there for you and they’ll whimper at you as if to say, “Your sorrow is MY sorrow!”? That whole “sixth sense” in dogs (and lots of other animals) seems really real. They just obviously have to express themselves in different ways.
When a dog tilts his or her head to the side, he/she is simply conveying that they are listening and empathizing with you, silly human!