Tilting positions ears to better pinpoint location of sounds. Especially useful for faint or odd noises.
Angling head may help dogs better understand words and human vocal tones based on hearing perception.
Changes perspective to potentially identify objects in vision. Seeing from new angles can spark recognition.
Head cocking signals engagement and interest towards caregiver or intriguing stimulus capturing focus.
Adjusting ear position assists conveying emotions like confusion, curiosity, affirmation back to caregiver.
Inclining head to catch prey movements and sounds is deeply ingrained predatory behavior.
Herding breeds like Shepherds, Collies and Corgis display more head-tilting response due to selection.