Reasons Why Do Dogs Wink

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It’s too adorable when dogs mimic human behavior. We love to see them giving high-fives, wearing big grins, or even giving us a cheeky wink.

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Get ready for a deep-dive on all the possible reasons why your dog could be winking at you.

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They’re Copying You


Ironically, dogs can be copycats. There are a lot of our facial expressions and behaviors that they can mimic to varying degrees of success, depending on their intelligence. 

They Enjoy the Attention


Naturally when our four-legged friends do something we find adorable, our response is to praise them and give them oodles of positive attention for it. 

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They’re Communicating


Yes, it’s possible. The formidable ancestors of all dogs, namely wolves, communicated with many sorts of visual cues. They learned this because when hunting, verbal communication was impossible as it would’ve frightened off prey. 

They’re Being Submissive


Owners often want to gaze lovingly into the eyes of their adored doggos. When we gaze into other humans’ eyes, it’s a sign of affection and attachment, after all. For dogs, it’s different, though. 

There’s Something In Their Eye


This most basic answer is sometimes what it comes down to. Just like us, our puppers and doggos can get a bit of dirt or hair caught in the soft membrane of their eye. 

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