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Dogs May Pick Up On Emotions Like You Do, Science Says

Posted February 22, 2014 5:48 PM

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Dogs with long faces have owners with long faces. But it's not just a physical thing between dogs and their owners, is it? I have often thought that neurotic dogs have owners who could do with a little recuperation on a far-off beach and several massages a day. Now science has trotted up to declare that dogs do, indeed, process life in a similar manner to humans.

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02/23/2014 9:11 PM

Oh, really?

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02/24/2014 1:07 AM

I don't see any zemblence...

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02/24/2014 4:33 AM

dogs have always had a keen sense of their owners feelings...and vise versa...dogs will cuddle up close to you when you are sad and even droop their ears...when you are happy dogs will wag their tails and jump all over you...you get to know your dog as time goes on and you can actually tell when your dog is happy,sad or in pain...DOGS ROCK!

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02/24/2014 10:11 AM

They needed a study to come up with these revelations? Since dogs can't use verbal communication, they are expert in reading body language of both dogs and humans. I think dogs have similar mental processes to humans. We are just much smarter and are educated. Anyone who pays attention to dogs knows they have the same spectrum of personality adjustment as we do. Like humans, both genetics and environment determine where they are in the adjustment spectrum.

I suspect dogs are happier when their masters are consistent and 'make sense' to the dogs. They are more at ease if they understand what is going on in the world around them. An example... I was able to verbally communicate with my smartest dog who may have had a 200 word vocabulary. These were command type words. Commands sound distinct and are understood best if you always use the same intonation. I could say bye-bye Max and the dog knew we were going to Max's house. Max was a dog. That dog remembered the different dog's names but could care less about humans. The dog knew bye-bye meant going somewhere in the car. The dog got excited as we would approach the destination probably because it knew what Max's neighborhood smelled like. Any time that dog knew the destination it watched out the windows and was completely alert. I suspect it was memorizing the route. The dog was always happiest when it knew where it was going.

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02/24/2014 11:45 AM

My dog does my taxes.....

...who found a tax credit?,,,,who found a tax credit?....

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02/24/2014 5:22 PM

Some cats do too, but watch out for their crossbows.

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