What do dogs dream about?

What do dogs dream about

Of the myriad questions that ramble through a dog lover’s mind, perhaps the most frequent is: ‘Do dogs dream?’

And if so, what do dogs dream about?

Well, the science has answered, the dogs dream about YOU!

What we’ve basically found is that dogs dream doggy things. The dream pattern in dogs seems to be very similar to the dream pattern in humans,” Stanley Coren, a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of British Columbia, told Live Science earlier this year.

The dreams also vary according to the dog’s breed and size. Since dogs spend more than half their day sleeping – they’ve plenty of time to think of their humans.

“Humans dream about the same things they’re interested in by day, though more visually and less logically. There’s no reason to think animals are any different. Since dogs are generally extremely attached to their human owners, it’s likely your dog is dreaming of your face, your smell and of pleasing or annoying you.”

― Dr. Deirdre Barrett, Clinical and evolutionary psychologist at Harvard Medical School

what do the dogs dream about?
What dreams may come… ~courtesy Aishwarya

So the next time your puppy is sleeping – flapping paws and those rapid eye movements, he may well be dreaming about you.

When you sleep tonight, do snuggle up next to your pooch as you traverse the dream world together 🙂

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What the dog knows?

What the dog knows

In this guest post by Feedoh, the dog who prides (like us) on her poetess of a human, Mahima, we come to terms with what the dog knows… 

It’s almost a new year, but some things aren’t really going to change:

1. I’m a pro level manipulator when it comes to begging for treats. From *puppy eyes* to incessant barking, to nudging people to the hiding place, I know all the tricks.

2. I feign sleep when lying down on family member’s laps, or legs, or arms – really, I don’t care as long as it keeps them uncomfortable in a position.

3. I take my guarding duties seriously and would bark at the dhobi, the milk guy, the neighbour, anyone really, no matter how many times I’ve seen them around. You step into my house, and I bark your ears off. Deal.

4. I’m my own master when it comes to daily walks. If I don’t wanna walk more than a hundred metres, my wish. Similarly, I’ll walk a marathon distance if I’m in a mood to disrupt my family’s tight schedules in the morning. Like I said, my wish. You, follow me.

5. My street cred is still pretty high. After observing how much my family loves all the strays, and vice-versa, I know very well know they won’t ever harm my family, or even me. So I walk around like a boss, barking at anyone I wish on the streets. I always have homies there to back me up. Pet dogs on the other hand…ah, I don’t like the snotty kinds, sorry. I’m snotty enough.

6. Ever since I could form my own thoughts, I knew for a fact that I loved the terrace. And so I learned all the key words: kapde, upar, chatth, uthhe, sukhana, terrace, exercise, dhoop etc. Really anything that could even be remotely connected to going to the terrace, in any language (side note: I’m multilingual. I pride myself on knowing 15 words each in Punjabi, English and Hindi), and so I start barking till someone is forced to take me there. So I can play fetch for five seconds, return home and start barking again to be taken back to the terrace. It’s a vicious cycle. I love it.

7. I like my space. Strange humans who meet me for the first time and think they can randomly hold me in their arms, would be barked at, or even bitten as the last resort. My motto: you can see, but you can’t touch.

8. I take the best selfies.

9. My human mom, is like, a better mom than your mom.

10. You wish you were this adorable.

Over to you, what have you learned this year?

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