It should come as no surprise that dogs are capable of intense feelings. As highly social, pack animals they have their own social structures and bonding rituals, many of which mirror human social structures. To your dog, you are family. What you feel, she feels. It is as simple as that. A 2011 study found that modern, domestic dogs are roughly as intelligent as a 2-year-old human. They are capable of understanding the meaning of roughly 165 words and can make sense of body language. There are many human emotions your dog understands that you may not be aware of. Sometimes their abilities can be downright eerie, but there are strong scientific explanations for your dog’s behaviors. Understanding how your dog interprets your emotional state can help you relate better to your pet.
- Dogs Know When You Are Sad
- Dogs Can Sense Your Intentions
- Dogs Pick Up on Your Fear