Have you ever wondered how your pet can sense when you are angry or feeling depressed? Well, dogs actually sense their owners very strongly because of their special bond. What’s more, dogs have incredibly powerful noses and are capable of being extremely intuitive and empathetic, just like people. This allows them to empathize with us and know how we are doing, both physically and mentally. That is why you might notice your dog acting differently when you are feeling low, upset, angry, or super happy! If you are curious about what your furry friend knows, then continue reading to find out the most surprising things your dog knows about you! You will be surprised how smart and knowledgeable your dog actually is!
Let’s see which are the most surprising things your dog actually knows about you
Surprising Things Your Dog Knows About You
#Dogs can sense your fear
One amazing skill that your dog possesses is its ability to sense fear and whether you need protection. When we are scared, our bodies release adrenaline and our dog’s powerful nose is able to smell it. Additionally, when we are afraid, our body contracts and prepares to flee (defend itself), something that dogs notice immediately. They may even get nervous and tense in case they have to defend us, since we are part of their special pack.
Your dog has the amazing ability to sense fear and whether you need protection
#They know what mood you are in
Just like with fear, dogs have empathy and know how to recognize when you are happy or when you are sad. They do this by reading your body language. The moment your pet notices that you are discouraged or worried, he will undoubtedly show you affection and try to comfort you. They want you to know that you can always count on them, and they won’t leave until you are feeling better. So, if you have been feeling down lately, let your dog comfort you!
Dogs have empathy and know how to recognize when you are happy or when you are sad
#They know when you are sick
With noses between 10,000 and 100,000 times more powerful than a human’s, dogs are able to detect certain illnesses, and some even specialize in them. They can train their sense of smell, which is able to distinguish certain chemicals that we excrete from our body when we are sick. From migraines or urinary tract infections to low blood sugar or epileptic seizures. What’s more, there are dogs that even detect cancer. So if your pet is focusing too much on sniffing a certain part of your body, you better go to the doctor to get checked out. When your dog senses that you are not well, chances are he will “latch on” to you and won’t leave you alone until you get better. They know this is the time you need them most.
When your dog senses that you are not well, he will “latch on” to you and won’t leave your side
#Dogs can tell when you are angry
Another thing dogs know about you is when you are angry with them. And therefore, they know that they have just done something you don’t like. That is why they tend to droop their ears and hide their tails between their legs. If they consider you the alpha of the pack, no problem. If your reaction is able to correct this inappropriate behavior, move on. But if you are susceptible, or “softer,” and have no authority when a dog does something wrong, it may take advantage. It will notice your weakness in this situation and will not stop misbehaving. Remember that dogs need boundaries, and this is achieved with patience and persistence in their upbringing and training. Also, if your dog is staring at you, it might be trying to figure out what’s wrong and why you are angry.
Another thing dogs know about you is when you are angry or upset with them
That might be one of the reasons your dog is staring at you, they are confused
#Dogs can sense pregnancy
If you are pregnant, chances are you have noticed that your pet is aware of your behavior changes. This is because dogs can really smell pregnancy. They are able to notice the hormonal changes happening in your body at this time, and become very protective of you and the baby. In addition, they know that you are vulnerable during that time. That is why, until the baby is born, your dog will always protect you and cling to your side! That might be the reason why your dog has been following you so closely lately!
Dogs notice the hormonal changes happening in the body, so they know you are pregnant
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#They can distinguish between love and hate
Dogs are able to tell if you like someone or not. They sniff the oxytocin you secrete, also known as the “love hormone”. This chemical you secrete, along with changes in your breathing rhythm and body tension, informs your pet whether or not you like the person in front of you. In case you don’t like him, your body will secrete other hormones and your body language will reveal that this person is not well accepted by you. Your furry friend is aware of this and may react accordingly with joy or with anxious barking. Many times how dogs act is a reflection of people and their feelings!
Many times how dogs act is a reflection of their owners and their feelings
#Dogs know your intentions
Did you know that dogs know what you are going to do before you do it? That is because these animals are able to perceive even the most imperceptible of your body cues and facial expressions, and can therefore anticipate your movements. For example, you learn that it is time to take your furry friend for a walk. If he is watching you at that moment, there is a good chance that he can smell what comes next. Also, dogs are some of the most grateful animals that exist. If you are generous or have done something kind for them, they will be eternally grateful and will never forget. Of course, they can also notice if you have bad intentions toward them. So it is better to be careful and never hurt them.
Dogs can perceive your body cues and facial expressions, and can therefore anticipate your movements
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#They know where you have been
Another thing your dog knows about you is where you are coming from. They can smell it when you get home. Dogs have about 200 million more receptor cells in their nostrils than humans. They can tell if you have been to the supermarket, to work, or have just been to the park where there were other animals. That might be the reason why your dog might be acting so weird and upset sometimes! It can sense that you have been spending time with someone else’s furry friend. They can distinguish millions of subtle scents, so you should avoid strong scents that are unpleasant to them.
Here are a few of the most irritating for dogs:
- Citruses such as lemon, orange, or grapefruit
- Nail polish
- Any kind of alcohol
- Chlorine, ammonia, and other cleaning agents
Dogs can tell if you have been to the supermarket, to work, or around the neighborhood
So, they might be upset if they find out that you have just been to the park with other dogs
These were the most fun and surprising things your dog actually knows about you. Turns out that your dog might be more aware of your emotions than you are! So, remember to always treat animals well, and they will be your loving protectors and friends for life!
Now you know the most surprising things your dog actually knows about you!
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