How Dogs Feel Emotion?
Our dogs are not despotic, but they have a strange ability to feel our feelings. How do they do that?
The fact of dogs:
Dogs and humans have very similar social systems. We both live in cohesive families (or packages) we protect each other and we have great loyalty. We both have a complex language of facial expressions, body posture, and publications that promote bonding. At some point in history, early dogs learned to decipher the non-verbal human language. The better they expect our thoughts and feelings, the more reward they have for food, shelter and affection.
Often we are surprised and ambiguous that our dogs are very smart. But why should not it be? As Brian Kilkommons, the famous dog trainer and author, points out: What should they do, but they watch us all day, studying all our movements? “Is she happy?” Your dog may wonder. “Are they crazy? Should I run for cover?” With their fates associated with all our whims, it is wise to watch our dogs mood. A good mood may mean extra clutter or a fetch game. A bad mood can mean loud noise and a day spent hiding under the bed. It makes sense for dogs to watch us closely, as our changing mood gives basic evidence about what happens next.
The dogs are great watchers. Better than humans, some might say. “Your dog may be a much better observer than you are,” said Patricia McConnell, an animal author and behaviorist. “We humans pay great attention to the language that often interferes with our ability to see what is happening around us.”
But in some ways we rely heavily on what we can see. Our visual system has been developed so much that it tends to go beyond the primitive senses of smell, touch and hearing – those that have been largely developed in dogs. We often do not realize what we are missing.
Finally, we can not see ourselves. McConnell says your friends, family and dogs know your usual movements, your expressions and your words, but you may not know them. Make a video about yourself interacting with your dog, and you’ll be amazed.
Dogs can read us like a book. It is commonly said that about 90% of human communication is nonverbal (and only 10% verbally). Speak your positions, head, walking and of course facial expressions about volumes about your mood and motives. Happy behavior and your dog will move with enthusiasm and gave her favorite game to be able to throw it. Hang your head in grief and you will back down and press your head in your lap.
Dogs are particularly adept at reading facial expressions. Try this matching experience: Sit in front of your dog and make a happy face exaggerated. Your dog will also light up: a big smile, two ears, and an open face expression. Now, bend your eyebrow and look stern. The dog will retreat, avoiding her eyes, and seem guilty as he is charged.
Understanding the dog’s physical language may explain its extraordinary ability to find one person in the room who does not like dogs. The frightened person tends to harden and stare. Dogs tend to read the behavior of someone who is afraid as a “challenging” attitude, such as the behavior of a dominant dog rises to an opponent. This puts the dog immediately in a defensive position.
The dogs’ ears are not only more sensitive than your ears, but can also hear a wide range of frequencies. If you have ever wondered how it looks like your dog expects your arrival at home, it is likely that this is what is happening. Their radar ears pick up the hidden sounds of brake cars, falling on the pavement, jingle. These sounds may be almost unheard of to us.
The dog may not understand every word you say, but it knows your voice. Dogs can hear different sounds in your voice, which means you are happy, anxious, sad, tentative, or angry. That’s why your dog hangs his head and rolls the moment he discovers the inverted kitchen waste. For a smart dog, a voice deserves a thousand words.
puppy_little_boy_resized The dog’s feeling of smell is about a million times more than our sensitivities. Our dogs may experience a “smell” with a complex odor that is as unique and complex as our optical resemblance. Minor changes in a person’s scent are obvious to your pet, just as you may notice that someone lost some weight or got a new hair story.
This may be one way for dogs to detect the disease. When you are sick, your metabolism changes and different chemicals appear in your breath. The dog can feel this. Changes in chemical breathing may be one of the ways identified by a controlled alarm dog that a person is about to have an attack.