Dog Behavior Revealed: Why Are Your Dogs Grunting?

Grunting is especially prevalent in young puppies in the midst of naps or meals. It may be not easy to interpret why your dogs are making that low-toned grunt. In most cases, this peculiar noise is just part of his personality. Grunting could also be a sign that he’s in pain. If your dog’s grunting ever seems unusual or excessive, you’ll have to take your pooch in for a checkup.

1. Expressing a comfortable state of relief and joy
In the most cases, your dogs grunt when they are really satisfied, especially when they are laying down after a stressful and busy active day, or when you rub his ears or jowls in a certain way. They may let out a grunt as he relaxes and stretches his muscles. By grunting, he’s reveling in a current feeling of utter calmness and serenity.

2. Giving you a hello in canine style
If your reclining dog grunts as you approach, the pup may be giving you a friendly hello, it’s a sign of politesse of the canine style.

3. Getting your attention
Maybe your dog wants to go outside or wants you to wipe her face. Sometimes they don’t feel well and could have an upset tummy, the grunt may be followed by some panting.

4. Having a nightmare and be spooked
If your dog grunts in his sleep, it could be an indication of a frightening dream. Or maybe his hearing is declining and he heard an odd noise as he was trying to relax.

5. Something is seriously wrong with your canine’s health
Respiratory issues can make it difficult for your dog to breath, particularly while he’s curled up in a ball. Grunting could also be a sign that he’s in serious pain of intense abdominal aching. If your dog’s grunting ever seems unusual or excessive, get him to the veterinarian immediately to make sure that it isn’t health-related.