(KTVI) – You think you know your dogs — a certain bark, a certain posture, a certain look. But did you know your dog can tell a lot about you as well? Veterinarian Dr. Stu Robson from Fox Creek Veterinary Hospital in Wildwood talks about what your dog might know about you.
1-Can a dog sense sadness?
New study-dogs did, in fact, approach people who appeared to be upset more often than those who weren’t-whether it was their owner or a stranger. They behaved in a way we would’ve expected if we interpreted it as empathy.
2. They know when you’re being unfair-to some extent.
Researchers found that when dogs saw other dogs getting treats for a trick they’d been performing unrewarded, the uncompensated dogs became visibly distressed
3. They can tell when your priorities shift.
When you bring a baby home from the hospital, your pet probably won’t be the focus of your undivided attention anymore. And guess what: He’ll pick up on that pretty quickly. It can even lead to depression
4. They understand when you’re mad.
You know that puppy-dog look you get after giving him some discipline? He definitely senses you’re annoyed,ouch down, whine, whimper,” But don’t mistake this behavior as showing remorse. the “guilty look” didn’t necessarily correspond to the dogs who had actually been naughty.
5. They sense your fear.
Dogs read the world by reading us,” if you act cautiously and back away, they probably will, too.
6. They can tell if you’re generous.
Believe it or not, dogs are watching and listening to your social interactions with other humans-and taking note So beware: Your dog may judge your personality while you yell at your husband or kids.
7. They sniff out sickness.
A slew of fascinating research shows that many diseases, like lung cancer and prostate cancer, cause the body to give off odors that dogs are able to detect. a dog’s nose is between 1,000 and 10,000 times better than a human being’s
8. They know when you are (and aren’t) paying attention.
The dogs behaved as long as the person watching them stayed in the room-but when the treats-keeper left? The canines gobbled them up within five seconds