Since pooches don’t have opposable thumbs, head shaking is the easiest way to get rid of an object that is stuck in their ear.
Just like humans tend to stretch in the morning when first getting out of bed, your pet may just be shaking its head to loosen up.
It is normal for dogs to express this excitement by shaking their heads and flopping those ears about.
An ear infection is the most frequent issue that causes excessive head-shaking in dogs. These infections can occur in the outer, middle, or inner ear canal.
An ear mite infestation can cause similar symptoms to ear infections. This health problem is uncommon in adult dogs and is more often seen in puppies, especially if they come from crowded living conditions.