5 Things Your Dog Understands About You

August 17, 2021

5 Things Your Dog Understands About You

Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking? Or how is he feeling? Research shows that dogs can be very responsive, whether verbally or not. They can sense emotions deeply and communicate to their owners. 

According to a report by USA Today, dogs can make eye contact and listen for cues from their owners, just like how an infant responds to his parents. If you notice that your dog sometimes tilts their head when talking to them, this is a sign that your dog is very attentive to what you are saying.

We at Pet Creations have compiled some things that your dog understands about you:

Your dog knows when you are sad.

Remember those times when you are about to burst into tears or when you are highly stressed out, and your dog comes to cuddle with you? This is not a coincidence; this is your dog trying to comfort you with his presence. Dogs are susceptible animals, and they can sense when something is wrong.

Your dog knows their name.

Does your dog run towards you when you call them? The reason may be they know their name, or they recognize the tone of your voice. To know for sure, try to use the same tone of voice when calling them or call their name from another room.

Your dog can get jealous.

Whenever you give more attention to other pets in your house, your dog knows this, and he may act jealous and more possessive towards you. Dogs act like toddlers and demand your complete affection. This is a sign of anxiety, so if you see your dog acting distressed, pet him. Securing your dog can also help when you decide to bring a new baby into the house.

Your dog feels it when you are angry.

Dogs have the nature of making their owners happy. Thus, they do not want to disappoint you no matter what. 

Suppose they sense that your voice and body language change. Dogs may interpret you as "upset" with them and do things to make up. Before lashing out on your pet, pause and take a deep breath, and take a walk together so you both will feel a little better.

Your dog can sense fear.

Whenever you become anxious or afraid, your dog will pick this up. Depending on the breed, some dogs may rise to protect you, or some will be as afraid as you are. Dogs sense danger and growl at a stranger or someone who they perceive is dangerous. Dogs smell pheromone changes and interpret our facial expressions.

Whether you are a new dog owner or taking care of your dog for years, it is important to note these subtle things that make your dog understand you. Knowing how your dog feels and responds to you will improve your pet-owner communication.