Scientists have discovered that dogs use 19 signals the dogs to try and communicate with their human friends.
Images of 37 dogs by their owner in the day-to-day task, she let the pooches were often apparently similar movements to express what they wanted.
They finally nailed 19 – of movements such as rolling over or jumping up and down – that appear to be a message.
The scientists think that the dogs were on several occasions asking to open a door, expressing they wanted to be fed or in the hopes their owner would be getting a toy.
Although a number of desires, such as want to eat, were shown by the many different movements that are basically dogs like to be fed at any time, others proved to be quite distinctive.
The journal Animal Cognition published these findings, which scientists had thought to sweep with toys for people means “I have hunger”.
Shuffling along the floor means “scratch me” and chewing on a toy or the owner of the arm means: “play with me”, they believe.
It was noted different dogs used in different, but consistent to them, signals to ask for the same thing.
For example, some dogs their nose owner’s leg, or curled up on their backs if they wanted to scratch.
And sometimes the dogs were found to try the different signals as their first go at telling their owners what they wanted was not successful.
But the most common gesture turned out to be head – that is when a dog seems to be of a human being to an object to show that they are interested in.
As expected, most of the time the head was used, it was in reference to their feeding trough.
Last year, the researchers found that dogs raise their eyebrows when she looked up, a mechanism which makes their eyes appear larger.
Experts at the University of Portsmouth found that dogs produced significantly more facial movements when looking at than not.
They increased the frequency of certain expressions as a way of communicating.
And it seems that people are able to also find out what their four-legged friend is trying to say when they bark and growl – with women in a better position to know whether a dog is playful or aggressive.
This story originally appeared in The Sun.