Does your dog read your mind?

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    Aug 22, 2013 4:10 AM GMT
    I don't want to sound crazy and I'm not on special medication.

    If I so much as think about taking my dog for a walk, at any time of day, she is at my feet and nudging me to get her lead to head off to the park.

    I think dogs and people have an amazing connection.

    Has anyone else found their dog has a sixth sense or does my dog have special powers?
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    Aug 22, 2013 5:07 AM GMT
    Don't be ridiculous. What an ego maniac. The dog's reading your mind. Right. That's impossible. What's really happening is that you are reading your dog's mind. Actually, he's the one sending telepathic commands to you so you only think you initiated the thought. That dog's got you trained but good. Good dog.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Aug 22, 2013 5:13 AM GMT
    Absolutely my dog can reads my mind. He gets excited when I just think about taking him for a run or giving him a snack.
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    Aug 22, 2013 1:07 PM GMT
    pumpingiron saidI don't want to sound crazy and I'm not on special medication.

    If I so much as think about taking my dog for a walk, at any time of day, she is at my feet and nudging me to get her lead to head off to the park.

    I think dogs and people have an amazing connection.

    Has anyone else found their dog has a sixth sense or does my dog have special powers?



    It's called "smell " and "hearing". They can smell what you are thinking because there are chemical reactions related to every thought and emotion. Hearing is the same way. They can hear your car coming a mile away.
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    Aug 22, 2013 1:08 PM GMT
    Unless it starts telling you to "off" people, you're cool.
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    Aug 22, 2013 1:56 PM GMT
    My red nosed pit bull and I would read each other's minds all day long. :-) dogs just know what's up.
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    Aug 22, 2013 1:59 PM GMT
    My dog doesn't read minds, but he sends me texts
    http://textfromdog.tumblr.com/
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    Aug 22, 2013 2:18 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidUnless it starts telling you to "off" people, you're cool.


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    I kind of have a feeling that all of life communicates with all of life all the time. But the way people interpret that makes it meaningless. The cousin who fucked me over once practically said that she was able to command me to phone her because very often when I called she had just been thinking about me. So I suggested to her, well, what makes you think you initiated that thought (never mind coincidence)?

    People need to subdue themselves otherwise ya get all fucked up in the head. It's like how people think of karma and they'll even excuse their own bad behavior towards you by thinking that they're just making up for something bad you did to them "in a past life." Horseshit. What makes them think that karma (as if that's even what karma is--but at least by that definition of it) didn't just start now?

    Probably everyone entertains these types of thoughts but ya really gotta question yourself when you do. And even if you do have these thoughts, for God's sake, and Turbo's too, don't act upon it. And put that gun down. Bad dog.

    bulk007 saidMy dog doesn't read minds, but he sends me texts
    http://textfromdog.tumblr.com/


    game set match dog. that's very funny.
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    Aug 22, 2013 2:27 PM GMT
    You smoked a lot of herb in your formative years, didn't you?
  • Destinharbor

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    Aug 22, 2013 2:30 PM GMT
    Actually, recent studies show the reason dogs tied themselves to an easy food source so early is they have an incredible ability to read your expressions. They may not be reading your mind, but they can tell what you're thinking and how it applies to their needs.
  • Hothouse

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    Aug 22, 2013 2:30 PM GMT
    My dog just told me that, yes, he does read my mind.
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    Aug 22, 2013 3:02 PM GMT
    pumpingiron saidI don't want to sound crazy and I'm not on special medication.

    If I so much as think about taking my dog for a walk, at any time of day, she is at my feet and nudging me to get her lead to head off to the park.

    I think dogs and people have an amazing connection.

    Has anyone else found their dog has a sixth sense or does my dog have special powers?

    Dogs are highly attuned to humans. They are "reading" very subtle clues you are giving them, even without your knowing it. Therefore in one sense they can read your mind, when your mind is revealing itself in ways the dog can sense.

    Dogs are not telepathic to my knowledge. But YOU may be telegraphic. Somehow you're physically revealing your intention to take the dog for a walk. Maybe you look at her leash, or at the door a certain way, at your keys on the table, give her a particular glance, suddenly leave your chair in a determined way, some preliminary action that she's learned to associate with going for a walk.
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    Aug 22, 2013 3:15 PM GMT
    I think it's less about reading your mind and more being in tuned to your body.... When you think of going for a walk, your conscious thoughts activate your adrenaline, and your body temp might rise a bit, or the sweat glands might start to work, and dogs pick up on all of that.... They're very in-tune to the slightest changes of these kind. My dog is the exact same way.

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    Aug 22, 2013 3:56 PM GMT
    Our dog may or may not read our minds, but one thing he does for sure is watch and listen to us. When my s.o. and I want to talk about taking him for a run or a walk, we have to spell those words. When he sees us grab certain shoes, he knows that is a good thing = a walk or run.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Aug 22, 2013 4:12 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidActually, recent studies show the reason dogs tied themselves to an easy food source so early is they have an incredible ability to read your expressions. They may not be reading your mind, but they can tell what you're thinking and how it applies to their needs.

    Can't buy into this, because my dog will be asleep and I will just think about taking him for a run and he will wake up and walk to the door to prepare to go with me.
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    Aug 22, 2013 4:42 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidYou smoked a lot of herb in your formative years, didn't you?


    lol Is it starting to show? I probably thought this same shit when I was five. Fifty years of being awake during sleep gives ya a moment to reconsider things. Ohhhhhh, so that's what that was.

    Remind me to tell you about the time I projected with my wolfpuppy onto the astral plane.

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    Oh look what I found, a Ouija pizza
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    eagermuscle takes his pup trick or treating
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  • BillandChuck

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    Aug 22, 2013 10:14 PM GMT
    There's no question of a non-verbal connection. We could go on and on about our dogs, past and present, and the ways they are tuned into far more than our words and physical actions. It's undeniable. But we've also seen others where there wasn't any such connection between the owner(s) and the animal(s). So despite the canine developed senses beyond our human understanding or awareness, human dullness can play a role it seems.
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    Aug 22, 2013 11:08 PM GMT
    I'm glad they can't read my mind. If they could, they'd need therapy.
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    Aug 22, 2013 11:08 PM GMT
    theantijock said
    eagermuscle takes his pup trick or treating
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    MUCH better than last year's costumes:

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    Good thing I can't read their minds.
  • madsexy

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    Aug 22, 2013 11:09 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidI'm glad they can't read my mind. If they could, they'd need therapy.


    icon_lol.gif That's an entirely different issue! icon_lol.gif
  • Lincsbear

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    Aug 22, 2013 11:55 PM GMT
    Dogs and humans are social creatures and are thus highly attuned to non-verbal communications like body language which even in humans are the great majority of our interactions. This can be uncannily prescient.

    What you don`t realize is how closely, accurately, and permanently your dog is observing you. Then there`s scent, sounds, etc. which they use, and these senses are much more sensitive than ours.

    Because of this extreme sensitivity to their owners` states of being/mind, specially trained dogs are being used here by the NHS to monitor their owners who have medical conditions like epilepsy and diabetes and warn them of forthcoming seizures and diabetic comas etc.
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    Aug 23, 2013 12:01 AM GMT
    My dog use to know when I was sad or sick. She'd would act different and lay right on me.
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    Aug 23, 2013 12:10 AM GMT
    No. They are just pick up on signals with their senses that we tend to ignore.
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    Aug 23, 2013 12:12 AM GMT
    When I had a dog, yes. In fact, she knew my life/job had become too busy to care for her properly before I had to give her up (to a good family who still takes care of her). Her eyes showed it before I even accepted the reality of it.

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  • DenveRyk

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    Aug 23, 2013 12:12 AM GMT
    My house-mate and I had the weirdest experience this past April. For several reasons, we decided to have an "animal communicator" in to the house to see if we could figure out why Duncan, our chocolate lab mix, whom we had for about a year, was acting out all of the sudden (chewing pillows and blankets, etc) He is 5, so no puppy, in whom you would expect this kind of thing. we were both more than a bit skeptical but knew we had to find out what was going on in his little doggie mind.

    Out of the blue, the woman looks at us and says "Duncan wants you to know that he is not getting chubby". My jaw hit the floor! Just days before, Jerry and I had been talking in the kitchen in front of the two dogs and I had said that I thought Duncan was getting chubby. That word specifically! There is no way she could have known about that conversation because neither Jerry nor I had told anyone else about the conversation. She also told us other pieces of information that she couldn't have known--I mean specific things, not the generic type of thing you would say about a dog.

    Anyway, since then, no more trouble with Duncan chewing things up or misbehaving in any way.

    It taught me that there is a greater connection between our dogs and us than we sometimes want to think!! (Lesson learned?? Watch what you say in front of the kids!!)