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What Are Dogs Thinking When They Stare Into Our Eyes?

You may remember the classic TV show Lassie featuring a faithful Collie who inevitably saved the day in each episode. Lassie would whine, dance and stare daggers at her humans until they followed her to the site of that week’s calamity. Have you ever wondered if there is more behind your own dog’s stare than just love and adoration? Could it be that they are trying to tell us something with their intense gaze? In 2015, a study published in the journal, … Read more

9 Ways To Tell Your Dogs You Love Them In Their Own Language

Showing love to dog

Pup parents know that our dogs love us deeply, even though they do not express it in the same manner as humans do. Recently, behavioral research saddened dog lovers when it showed that most dogs don’t like to be hugged. That’s not to say that our pups don’t enjoy receiving affection; they live for our love and approval! Try showing them your devotion in a language they can understand. 1. Gaze Deeply Into Their Eyes Dr, Brian Hare, Professor of Cognitive … Read more

5 Signs Your Dog Is Really A Human In Disguise

Dogs certainly have a way of bringing out the best in us. They read our emotions and provide quiet comfort or a good belly laugh when we need it most. Despite our shortcomings, they love us unconditionally, and would happily lay down their lives for us. With so many complex and admirable traits, it makes you wonder if your dog is really a human in disguise. Or maybe it’s more accurate to say they are the humans we aspire to … Read more

What You Need To Know About Making Eye Contact With Your Dog

Human or canine, eye contact is a big part of communication. Eyes convey emotion, indicate intent, and they reflect individual personality in ways many people don’t realize. There’s a lot that’s the same when it comes to human and canine eyes—you and your pup can even share the same eye color—but the way dogs understand eye contact will always be slightly different than what seems normal for humans. Understanding how your dog feels about eye contact is important for your … Read more

Dogs Evolved To Stare Into Our Eyes – Because It Makes Us Feel Good

New research done on dingoes – which are descended from the same common ancestor as wolves and domesticated dogs – shows that dogs gradually increased the amount of time they spent looking into our eyes over the last several thousand years because they could tell it made us feel good. In turn, that made them feel good as well. A dog looking deeply into a human’s eyes increases the amount of oxytocin (a feel-good hormone that also helps mothers bond … Read more