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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Do Dogs Have Emotions?

Dogs do have emotions. It is generally accepted that basic emotions – anger, fear, and happiness – are experienced by all mammals including dogs. This is easily verified by checking for the presence of particular neural structures within the brain. From an evolutionary perspective, these emotions help in the survival and propagation of a species. […]

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How Many Words Can A Dog Learn?

Trained dogs can learn up to 165 words. Beyond basic words which could be learned even as puppies such as sit, stay, and lie down, you can teach your dogs more words with some training. Association is a useful tool when teaching new words. Dogs learn faster when the object you are identifying is in […]

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How Do Dogs Show Affection?

Dogs are very expressive of their affection toward their owners. A dog’s face shows a lot. Much like people, dogs’ facial expressions convey their emotional state so it’s easy to see that they’re showing their affection through their eyes and the way they smile or grin. Dogs also show their feelings through a variety of […]

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Can Dogs Watch TV?

Before you answer this question, check your TV set.  Televisions with a higher resolution show more frames per second and thus display a closer to life image.  If you find your dog watching television more intently, it’s likely he is able to see the images more clearly than on older sets.  Dogs have excellent vision and thus […]

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Can Dogs Talk?

Many a dog-owner will swear up and down that the understanding they have with their pet dog carries into conversation. Countless humorous videos can be found online in support of the theory that the mildly intelligible sounds dogs produce in response to their owners is talking. To call this talking is to assume dogs have adopted human […]

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