Archive

Category Archives for "Dog Behavior"

Do Dogs Love Their Owners?

Have you ever stared lovingly into the soulful eyes of your loving pooch, convincing yourself that this is an act of love? Dogs are more complex creatures than they are often credited as being, and if they can feel joy, why not love.  However, the question is not whether they can feel love, but can they […]

Read More

Do Dogs Like Hugs?

Opinions remain divided on this topic.  Dogs may experience much of the same emotions as humans and react accordingly, but they do not always act on their emotions in the same way that humans do. From an evolutionary perspective, dogs do not show affection the same way that humans do, and vice versa.  In much the […]

Read More

Do Dogs Laugh?

Researchers believe so. The average pet owner has witnessed dogs showing signs of sadness, hunger, shame, defensiveness when threatened and even jealousy.  In fact, focussed studies were prompted by the other emotional expressions often displayed by dogs. We also know that dogs are able to smile and do so at appropriate time, when most content. So […]

Read More

Do Dogs Have Lips?

The human mouth is a very expressive feature.  When not speaking, a host of emotions can still be expressed through the slightest changes in mouth movements.  But none of this would be possible without our lips. Lips are a feature we share with a number of other creatures in the animal kingdom, many of whom also […]

Read More

Do Dogs Burp?

Like humans, dogs do burp and for the same reasons. Burping is the body’s way to expel any excess air one usually accumulates from eating or drinking too fast. Burping is normal and is not something to be concerned about but if you want to lessen the frequency with which your dog burps and consequently […]

Read More

Do Dogs Have Dreams?

Dogs do experience dreams when they are sleeping.  It has been established that rats do dream so it was a foregone conclusion that dogs, with their more complex brain, do as well. However, even before advancements in canine science categorically confirmed that dogs get dreams, countless dog owners have shared anecdotes regarding how their dogs […]

Read More

Do Dogs Feel Guilt?

Despite countless dog owners’ accounts, dogs do not feel guilt.  Dog cognition studies have distinguished that what is usually mistaken for guilt is actually an effort to appease their owner and that is mostly a fear-based behavior. Whether your dog has done something bad or not, being scolded to will result in the look of […]

Read More

Do Dogs Cry Tears?

Dogs shed tears but not emotional tears. Like humans, dogs form tears, mostly to keep the eyes healthy, and they also have tear ducts. However, their tear ducts are there to drain tears. If you see tears coming out from your dog’s eyes, you may need to consult your veterinarian as tears are usually a […]

Read More

Do Dogs Get Jealous?

No less than Charles Darwin has famously referenced the common anecdotal evidence that dogs do exhibit jealous behavior. However, whether or not dogs actually get jealous remain hotly debated. There are several studies that suggest dogs show a basic form of jealousy, some maintain that no animals get jealous as it is purely a human […]

Read More

Do Dogs Have Feelings?

It is an established fact that dogs have emotions but whether they have feelings is a different story altogether. Emotions and feelings, although used interchangeably, are not the same thing. Emotions are biochemical reactions in the brain that results in changes in the body’s state. As a physical event, it can be measured by checking […]

Read More