Pointing Their Snout
Have you ever seen a dog freeze up and nudge its snout toward something? They might also lift a front paw. This is common among hunting breeds, but just about every dog does it too. Dr. Ellen Vindell said, “Dogs are just dogs, and there are certain behaviors that probably any dog that’s a dog can do…. You’ll see a sporting dog who circles like a herding dog, and you’ll get some herding dogs who point.”.