What Emotions Can Your Dog Feel?

What Emotions Can Your Dog Feel?

Advertisement It’s tempting to think that our dogs can experience all the same emotions that we can, but unfortunately that’s not quite true. While it was thought for hundreds, if not thousands, of years that dogs experienced no emotions whatsoever, the answer is actually somewhere in the middle. Research has shown that dogs have the emotional and mental capabilities of a two and a half-year-old child. What does that mean, exactly? Churches decided that animals had neither souls nor emotions As science and religion began to grow and expand centuries ago, we began…continue reading →
New Study Shows Why Your Dog Always Seems To Know How You’re Feeling

New Study Shows Why Your Dog Always Seems To Know How You’re Feeling

Advertisement Our dogs make our worlds complete, but to them, we’re their whole world. We give them love, treats, and play, not to mention necessities like food, water, security, and shelter. They depend on us to fulfill all their physical and emotional needs, so it’s really no surprise that they’ve learned to observe us intently in our daily lives. But have you ever wondered how your dog always seems so in tune with how you’re feeling, for better or worse? As it turns out, those keen observation skills help our companions decode human…continue reading →

Canine Emotion: How Your Dog REALLY Feels About You

Advertisement Attempting to understand the emotional lives of dogs has been a hot topic of scientific study for centuries. In the 1600s, the French philosopher, Rene Descartes compared animals to living machines, incapable of feeling pain or emotion. Thankfully, science has progressed a long way since the 1600s. These advances have allowed us to delve deeper into the mystery of canine consciousness. We now know that dogs possess all the same complex brain structures humans do – including those responsible for emotion. Their minds undergo the same chemical changes and are flooded with…continue reading →