If you notice your pooch’s teeth clicking it can signify an array of different things. From simple mood swings, protective behavior, to possible dental troubles. Make sure you pay closer attention to what’s going on around your canine friend as he may need an appointment for a tooth examination.
He’s Just Playing
Some dogs tend to chatter their teeth when they’re in the middle of energetic play sessions. It comes unexpectedly to them and they might not even be aware that they are clicking their teeth hard.
If your pooch behaves like this during a lively game of fetch, don’t take it as a bad thing. He simply can’t contain all the fun he’s having.
Some canines, on the other hand, tend to click their teeth when they’re exposed to a frightening or threatening situation.
If you catch your dog engaging in a confrontation with other dogs or with your cat, Fido is merely chattering his teeth to protect himself or even to protect you. In these cases tooth clicking is sending a signal warning the other dog to go away.