I've always fantasized about being able to know exactly what animals think and feel, it would be really valuable information.
For example, why does my dog bark at the vacuum cleaner or hide in a corner every time minimum rain begins to fall?
I do not think I'll never know the answers to those questions, but thanks to new advances in science in canine communication, now I know if my dog really loves me.
that studies that have found that dogs have certain "skills" or improved physical senses, scientists have also discovered that because dogs and humans have been so deeply intertwined throughout history, dogs have developed a unique way to express their love for human beings.
The signs are usually very subtle and not always obvious, but all you need to know are those little signs that show the master r of your dog towards you …
1. Look you straight in the eyes.
For 60 minutes, Anderson Cooper met with Brian Hare, a canine expert, to discuss how dogs express love. According to Hare, when your dog looks into your eyes, he would "hug you with his eyes."
When a dog looks at you while you are both playing with each other or just hugging, oxytocin is released. It is the same hormone that helps mothers in the bond with their babies. If you want to try this with your dog, do not go home and have a look contest with your dog. He will detect that something strange happens, and if he looks the other way it is because he feels uncomfortable.
Instead, try to naturally maintain eye contact with him and observe how he responds.
2. Yawn when yawning.
Yawning is contagious. But did you know that this impulse is not limited only to human beings?
Dogs, because they have been bred to read human beings, also yawn when someone they love yawns.
One study found that when human beings spread the yawn of another, it is because they are empathic. It is impossible to know if dogs are empathic, but it is possible that a dog yawns at the same time as a human because the dog is very close to that person.
The study also found that dogs were more likely to yawn when their owners they yawned, in opposition to a stranger they do not know anything about.
3. Lean on you
The song "Lean on Me" has to do with offering support and dogs crave that same type of security
Sometimes, a dog leans on a human being, since he is anxious, wants you to do something, or take him somewhere. But leaning is also a symbol of affection.
Even if your dog is supported by pure nervousness, he keeps doing it because he thinks of you as someone who can protect him and keep him safe.
4. Caresses with you after a meal.
In his book, How Dogs Love Us Gregory Berns comments that if your dog hugs you after eating, it is a strong sign that he loves you.
Most dog lovers (or even people who do not like dogs) know that puppies are motivated by food . But according to Berns, once a dog eats all its food, its next action can mean what is most important to it, besides eating.
Sometimes, your dog has to do his "business" just after a meal, but be careful how you react in the morning and at night. If he is snuggling with you after one of these meals, then there is some sure love.
5. Elevate and move the eyebrows
We think we can know a dog by its tail, but his facial expressions are the most telling way powerful.
In a recent study in Japan, the dogs were reunited with their parents, a strange toy dog, and an item they did not like.
Upon seeing their parents, the dogs immediately raised their eyebrows. (especially the one on his left), and when they saw the stranger there was much less facial movement, except for the movement of the right eyebrow.
However, when they saw an object that they knew and had united with the dogs they changed their left ear backward. But if it was a subject they did not like, his right ear moved. According to the study, this suggests that the dog is more reserved when they are committing to someone they do not know or to something they disapprove of.
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