How Your Dog Really Feels

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    Dec 24, 2015 7:13 PM GMT
    discussion about how dogs feel:
    -they have no gilt; too complex
    -they do get jealous
    -Dogs are also skilled at sensing our emotions
    -dogs do a forum of social eavesdropping, or the use of information collected by observing you and interactions between others
    -jury out if your individual dog loves you, somewhat breed dependent. For the specific dog, affection can go beyond the fact you feed take care of them. In some cases dogs can experience feelings of love as we do.
    -A dogs emotions run strong

    reference:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/12/22/dog-psychology_n_8398778.html?cps=gravity_2685_6129716607224056480
  • leanandclean

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    Dec 25, 2015 1:15 PM GMT
    Arf arf arf
  • mybud

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    Dec 25, 2015 2:17 PM GMT
    This is a dog eat dog world, and I'm wearin milk bone undies...
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    Dec 25, 2015 2:34 PM GMT
    It's believed that dogs evolved from the wolf, a pact animal, and therefore they still retain pact characteristics. Which means being highly attuned to the behavior of other members of the pact, participating in coordinated group actions, like hunting, loyalty to other pact members and protectiveness, and obedience to an internal pact hierarchy.

    All of these traits can be seen to differing degrees in modern domesticated dogs living with humans, who serve as surrogate pacts for the dog. Versus the domestic cat, which is more a solitary creature, not a pact animal. It can socialize, but does not exhibit the coordinated pact behavior of the dog.
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    Dec 25, 2015 6:17 PM GMT
    say you want a solid & static free relationship why challenge your self; get a dog.
  • IgnatiusReill...

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    Dec 25, 2015 8:55 PM GMT
    I had a Scottish Terrier for 11 years, and during those years, Lady was constantly at my heel; gardening, she was there, cutting the grass, accompanied me to the post office to mail bills, visits with the neighbors and family, she sensed when I was not well and would lay by the couch while I rested.

    I was recognized by strangers in my neighborhood as the Scottie man. My mama remarked one day, "she would go through a wall of fire to be with you." How true. She died in September, 2003 and rarely does a day pass when I do not think about her.
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    Dec 26, 2015 2:54 AM GMT
    IgnatiusReilly saidI had a Scottish Terrier for 11 years, and during those years, Lady was constantly at my heel; gardening, she was there, cutting the grass, accompanied me to the post office to mail bills, visits with the neighbors and family, she sensed when I was not well and would lay by the couch while I rested.

    I was recognized by strangers in my neighborhood as the Scottie man. My mama remarked one day, "she would go through a wall of fire to be with you." How true. She died in September, 2003 and rarely does a day pass when I do not think about her.

    Why don't you get another dog?
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    Dec 26, 2015 1:53 PM GMT
    this is likely the last of my pets too.
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    Dec 26, 2015 5:56 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidIt's believed that dogs evolved from the wolf, a pact animal...


    Sorry for being critical of your lovely post, as you're like my uncle Art, but "packs" of wolves aren't that mindful of the intricacies of contract law to enter into long-term pacts.

    And I think even young-Earth Creationists will admit that dogs were domesticated from wolves (as opposed to the weasel words "...it's believed that...").
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    Dec 26, 2015 10:26 PM GMT
    My dog strongly feels that we should get the fuck out of the office and go work/play in the woods.
  • eM_Jay

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    Dec 27, 2015 11:27 AM GMT
    When I last skyped home my dog barked around going crazy trying to find me behind the laptop screen. My sister told me he doesn't play fetch with anyone anymore, even though he was a fetch-junkie when i was still there. Think he's getting depressed the longer i stay away... icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 27, 2015 7:29 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidIt's believed that dogs evolved from the wolf, a pact animal, and therefore they still retain pact characteristics. Which means being highly attuned to the behavior of other members of the pact, participating in coordinated group actions, like hunting, loyalty to other pact members and protectiveness, and obedience to an internal pact hierarchy.

    All of these traits can be seen to differing degrees in modern domesticated dogs living with humans, who serve as surrogate pacts for the dog. Versus the domestic cat, which is more a solitary creature, not a pact animal. It can socialize, but does not exhibit the coordinated pact behavior of the dog.


    pact animal - One that will perform only with a valid contract.
  • IgnatiusReill...

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    Dec 27, 2015 11:48 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    IgnatiusReilly saidI had a Scottish Terrier for 11 years, and during those years, Lady was constantly at my heel; gardening, she was there, cutting the grass, accompanied me to the post office to mail bills, visits with the neighbors and family, she sensed when I was not well and would lay by the couch while I rested.

    I was recognized by strangers in my neighborhood as the Scottie man. My mama remarked one day, "she would go through a wall of fire to be with you." How true. She died in September, 2003 and rarely does a day pass when I do not think about her.

    Why don't you get another dog?


    Maybe one day; during retirement. My brother and sister-in-law have 2 West Highland Terriers. They flip when I visit their home and the younger one insists on sleeping in the guest room. Typically when the dogs were a bit younger they always greeted me outside, or during the colder weather in the entry hall since it has a polished stone floor. The younger pooch would frequently loose control of his bladder in all of the excitement. That is the mark of a most enthusiastic welcome! Think about it. When you visit a friend's home do you get the same kind of welcome?

    And as RJ member LuckyDog76 states " Be the person your dog thinks you are."
  • Apparition

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    Jan 21, 2016 5:14 AM GMT
    our dog loves my bf. in a battered wife kind of way, he's such a masochist (the dog).

    The dog is also smart enough to know that if he is BAD he gets chased (which he loves), so he does things like getting into the Bf's work bag and eating all the paper, or the wallpaper, or insoles (never shoes themselves oddly) none of which he does if we are in places walking around or facing him (but using a computer and the dog turns into a total jerk about attention).

    Somehow without daylight cues, our dog can also tell time down to the minute it seems.