2. What is your dog thinking?
If you’re interested to see what your dog sees, thinks, and dreams, then you’ll be
intrigued by these facts about the psychology of a dog....
RESEARCH HAS OFFERED PSYCHOLOGICAL INSIGHTS INTO THE DREAMS,
EMOTIONS, AND BODY LANGUAGE OF OUR CANINES SO THAT WE CAN
BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO BUILD HEALTHIER, MORE
UNDERSTANDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR CANINE COMPANIONS.
3. DOGS CARE ABOUT THEIR
It turns out, dogs are very perceptive of their owner’s
feelings. A study shows that dogs are able to realize
when their owners are being snubbed or ignored by
someone else. As a result, they act coldly towards the
disser. Talk about loyal!
4. Dogs experience
similar emotions as
Research shows that dogs feel the same base
emotions–love, fear, happiness– as humans. In fact,
evidence suggests that dogs indeed feel love for their
5. Dogs can be jealous
A 2014 study suggests that dogs display more jealous behaviors when
their owners show attention to other dogs are a stuffed toy dog.
Common jealous behaviors from dogs include pushing, touching, or
snapping at their owner and physically putting their bodies in between
their owner and another dog or object.
Dogs, like beagles, view flicker
rates at at 75 Hz or 50% faster
than human rates, meaning they
view motion better than humans.
HDTVs are refreshed at a higher
rate and its frequently reported
that pooches are more enamored
with the new technology than
regular TV sets.
7. Dogs dream vividly
Evidence shows dogs dream about common activities like playing or
eating. Studies also identified that smaller dogs dream more
frequently than larger dogs. Smaller dogs might dream every 10
minutes, but larger dogs tend to have longer timeframes between
dreams. However, dreams last longer for larger pups.
8. Dogs can
Did you know dogs can smile too? When dogs open
their mouths slightly to reveal jaws and their
tongues, then know they are smiling. Dogs can also
laugh and it usually occurs as they smile. However, it
includes a panting sound.
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