Dogs naturally seek the comfort of their dens when wanting peaceful alone time.
Slipping under tables or beds provides a secure retreat space.
Growling can signal "don't bother me" when a dog desires to be left alone.
Looking away communicates lack of interest in interaction or engagement.
These signs of stress indicate anxious dogs may need more space.
Dogs value being up high to survey their whole territory in solitude.
Tight spots feel safe to dogs when they want peaceful privacy.