Dogs are curious. They react to movement, sound, and smell, and if something catches their attention, you better be looking; it's time for adorable. Although a dog still has its fight or flight response, it is very likely its curiosity will be the first response to something new and intriguing. Whether it's a cat walking by or just a candy wrapper flapping in the wind, ears will rise, noses will sniff, and eyes will follow. So, to make your Monday, we at Bored Panda collected the cutest and funniest peeping dog photos we could find on the Internet. Enjoy!
Four Borzoi Dogs Adorably Peek Their Big Noses Out Of Curtained Window One At A Time
Dogs are able to pick up on things that humans cannot, such as minute smells and very high and very low-pitched sounds, so no wonder they often seem so curious to us; they might be on to something we don't even realize.
He Thinks I Can't See Him
A very cute example of their desire to learn might be the head tilt. Even though researchers don't know for sure why our canine friends do this, they aren't short on theories.
When Gates Have Eyes. And Wet Noses
My Dog’s Best Friend Peeked Through The Bush
Dr. Mary Burch, for example, thinks the head tilt is a dog's way of showing interest or curiosity about a sound. The animal behaviorist and director of the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen program, says dogs may tilt their heads in order to better hear words and phrases that mean something to them.
Oh Lawd He Peeping
"Clearly, the canine sense of hearing is so acute that a dog can hear perfectly well when we are speaking to her without putting one ear closer to the speaker," Burch says. "However, [the tilted head] could enhance listening for certain phrases such as, ‘Go for a ride?'"
My Neighbor's Husky Likes To Use The Cat Door To See What's Going On In The Garage
Indeed, dogs recognize words that have desirable outcomes, such as walks, meals, or toys, agrees Dr. John Ciribassi, a veterinary behaviorist with Chicagoland Veterinary Behavior Consultants. According to him, dogs react to the words by tilting their head, a possible sign they are concentrating on what’s being said and hoping to recognize more words.
I Told Him To Stop Begging And Go Away While I'm Eating. 30 Seconds Later I Look Down To See This
Neighbors Adopted A Dog, So My Dad Cut Holes In The Fence
Dogs love to sniff, lick and paw at objects to find out what they are, and if they are edible, of course. So if you have a really curious dog, it's best to keep a closer eye on your companion to help him stay away from trouble.