The Signs You’re Not Showing Your Dog Enough Affection

He’s play-biting Biting can be a very concerning behavior. Aggressive dogs will growl, bark, or snarl, as well as potentially show their teeth and have a very tense stance. Play-biting is a different thing altogether, and it can be adorable and a clear sign your dog wants some affection—pronto. “If your pet is play-biting (or pulling at you for attention), then he’ll do it because he’s having fun with you, and it’s a sign of affection,” explains Dr. Nelson. “He will look happy, bite gently, and may even be lying down.” If you see these behaviors, your dog might need obedience training.