EMOTIONAL ANIMALS: DOGS

EMOTIONAL ANIMALS: DOGS

Now or once upon a time own a dog knows that dogs have feelings too. They enjoys a safe and selfless love. For some people, it's just a fairy tale to have feelings for animals. Some argue that their possession of emotions is some sort of deficiency that dogs reveal after years of taught domestication. They argue that emotions are a learned behavior to make them feed and take care of them. Let's find out, do dogs have feelings?

Oxytoxin: the "love" hormone

One of the most notable discoveries was that dogs (and cats) produce oxytoxin. This hormone is related to the activation of neural circuits involved in pleasant emotions such as love.

The presence of this hormone in the brains of both animals and humans plays a role in establishing the close relationship between mothers and their children. In domestic dogs, oxytoxin greatly influences dogs' bonding with their owners and their sweet, social temperament.



Jealousy in Dogs

Just as a baby feels instinctively jealous when he sees another baby in his mother's arms, dogs feel the same pure and innocent drive when they see their owners taking care of another animal. The research was done on 36 dogs and their owners. In front of their dogs, the owners took a toy animal in their laps and started loving it and talking. Seeing this, the animals wanted to know by sniffing whether the toy was real first, but 86 percent failed. Because they thought they were real, they began to overreact, such as biting, barking, or pushing toys. According to the research results, dogs often expressed their emotions in the form of aggression, seeking attention, and showing excessive interest in their owner.



The Feeling of Sadness in Dogs

Dogs do not scream or shed hot and salty tears and sobbing when they're sad.
So how do we know when dogs cry? By muttering or moaning, dogs tell us that they are actually crying. So, for what reasons do dogs get upset and when do they show this to us? As we said, dogs try to communicate with us humans by barking, muttering and groaning. If it is necessary to give an example:

When they want to express their happiness
When they get angry with something
They are afraid,
When they suffer and also
When they need attention Other than these, dogs usually:
To indicate that they are hungry
And those who are thirsty,
To indicate the need to go to the toilet or
They may purr to tell you what they want to play.



In fact, this is just like a puppy communicating with its mother, in puppies when they ask for something from their mother, they express it by muttering. It applies the same behavior in adult dogs to their owners. Although it is instinctive to hum and groan in dogs, they can learn this over time. Actually, it doesn't take long for a dog to realize that it is going to speak to its owner by muttering or moaning. However, this behavior of dogs becomes a problem as time passes because they can carry the patience of family members in the house by constantly barking or muttering to get what they want.


Editor: Melisa Atak