Calming signals - meaning?
Recently I read about calming signals here and decided to observe my dog to see how often he exhibits them. Well, it turned out he does this quite often and I'm not sure what are the triggers. Will give you few examples.
Going to bed (dog is allowed in the bedroom). He either jumps on the bed or sits next to it and starts yawning/lip licking. Same thing in the morning before I take him for the walk.
In the kitchen. Again, he sits and observes me (cooking, doing the dishes etc) and starts signaling.
Or he just randomly walks to me and start signaling. There is absolutely no threat to him, why is he stressed (if he is?)
He never signals when we meet other dogs, cats, humans or anything that in my opinion can be perceived as a threat.