5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Your Dog Knows About You

Written by on December 4, 2018 in News Flash with 0 Comments

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It is known that dogs are smart creatures, but just how much do they know about you? Even if you are a dog owner, there are some interesting dog traits you’re probably not aware of. Dogs may not have the ability to talk, but they know quite a few things about you. After all, you are the most important person in their lives.

What kind of things does your dog know about you? Just take a look at these surprising things about dogs and get to know your companion better. There are chances that your dog knows you better than you know it, so it is worth putting things in balance.

1) Your dog knows where you have been

How many times did your dog sniff you once you were back home? This is something dogs do within the pack as well, to check where the other members went and what they did. So, when the dog is sniffing you, it collects information about the places where you’ve been.

Just how much your dog can find out from the scents you bring in the house? Considering that the nose of the dog is much more sensitive than the human nose, you’ll be surprised to find out that they can tell a lot about you, based on the way you smell.

Your dog will know if you’ve been at work, doing shopping at the market, or interacted with other people or animals. Still, there are also some smells that dogs don’t appreciate too much, such as vinegar, nail polish, citruses, chili, or alcohol.

2) They know when you’re afraid

It is said that dogs sense fear and this is indeed a true statement. This is why your dog will know when you need to be protected. It’s an amazing ability that will tell the dog when its owner or family is in danger. Thus, whenever it senses fear, a dog will adopt a protective behavior, which can turn into aggression towards anything or anyone that may be considered a threat.

How can a dog tell when we are scared? As a reaction to fear, our body begins producing adrenaline, which will give us the ability to run or take action meant to get us out of trouble. The sensitive nose of the dog is capable of smelling this particular substance, so they will instantly know when we are frightened.

But, besides the smell of adrenaline, a dog will also be able to read our body language. If the position of our body becomes stiff, contracts, trembles, or we prepare to run for it, this will also make the dog understand that we are scared. So, a dog can also become nervous in such situations, as it is getting ready to take action and defend us if the case will require it.

3) They know when you’re pregnant

As soon as you find out you’re pregnant, you may also notice some changes in the behavior of your dog. It’s like your dog just become more aware of your presence and it is following you everywhere, keeping a close eye on you. Considering that you’re not showing your pregnancy just yet, how can the dog tell?

Well, a dog can tell that you are pregnant because it can sense the hormonal changes that take place in your body. It can tell, in a certain way, that you’re going to have a baby and it will become more protective of you. In the dog’s view, you are becoming more vulnerable, so it will begin spending more and more time around you, almost never leaving your side.

The same will happen as soon as you will bring your newborn baby at home. Your dog will know that the baby is the most vulnerable and fragile member of the family, so it will protect it. So, don’t be surprised to see the dog guarding the baby’s crib or resting place.

4) A dog is capable of distinguishing between hate and love

When you’re in the presence of a person, your dog will be able to tell if that person likes or hates you. This happens regardless of your dog’s breed or if it is a pure breed or hybrid. For example, the Morkie is smart and affectionate and is very receptive concerning the way you feel.

Dogs can detect the feeling of love due to a hormone called oxytocin, also known as the “love hormone”. Besides the presence of this hormone, there will be changes in your breathing, heart rate, and body tension. All of these will let your dog know how you feel about the person that is next to you.

What if we're not talking about love? In case you’re not in love with the person standing in front of you, your body will transmit a different set of signals. No matter how you feel, the hormones you will emit and your body language will let your dog know what you’re feelings are. You may hide this from the person you’re looking at, but you can’t hide it from your dog.

5) They can tell what your future intentions are

This may sound eerie, but your dog knows what you’re about to do before you even do it. A dog has what it takes to anticipate your every move, by watching the details on your facial expressions and body language. Most certainly your dog will know when it’s time for a walk, although you don’t even have your sneakers on.

But dogs can anticipate negative intentions as well, not just positive intentions. Thus, they will know when someone wishes to harm them and they will react accordingly. So, it is recommended to never approach a dog with bad intentions, as they will immediately sense it.

The Takeaway

Dogs are indeed incredible creatures that sometimes know us better than we know ourselves. This is due to the fact that they don’t just have amazing abilities, but also because they love us so much that they care to pay enough attention to us. So, regardless of the dog breed you will choose in your case, most certainly you will end up enjoying a super-companion, no matter what.


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