Just How Acquainted Are You With Your Familiar Furry Friend?

Many of those who are in their house and spend time alone with their trusted furry friends are unaware that their dog has a very real way to communicate with its human counterpart. While it may be surprising that such intelligence can be exhibited by these four-legged compatriots, do dogs communicate with the same conviction as us? Notwithstanding the answer to this rather general question, let's take a look at how these animals communicate in a very specific manner.

The Basics

First, we need to realise that understanding how a dog communicates will allow us to better appreciate its unique needs. As dogs have coexisted with humans since time immemorial, they provide us with much more than their precious company alone. They are happy to interact with humans during work and play activities; offering hours of enjoyment. Although canines may not be able to speak to us, they utilise three other forms of communication which can be effective.
These are the voice (different tones), their visual cues and their olfactory senses. While we normally assume that an owner has been "won over" by a specific dog due to its undying loyalty, the truth of the matter is that a mutual exchange of unspoken communication is taking place. Indeed, who is not enamoured by the sweet expression of a canine or a tilted and curious head? Not only do these animals display massive amounts of affection, but they are often able to sense the moods of other nearby humans.

Research Experts

Various studies have been undertaken by scientists, veterinarians and even average dog lovers. The intention is always to understand the different behavioural mechanisms of the canine breed. Amongst all of the familiar expressions, the common "head tilt" has been surmised to match the very same movement in humans. While this is a common presumption, there is no solid scientific proof behind such reasoning. In any event, research has shown that the rational behaviour of our constant companions needs to be addressed through the observation of objective facts as opposed to assumptions alone. There are a few different hypothesis which are believable in terms of head movements.
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