– By Beth Green
Owner/Pack Leader for Paws Pet Care Pet Sitting & Dog Walking
Wouldn’t you LOVE to be able to talk to your fur-kid? To know what they are thinking, how they are feeling or WHY they do some of the things they do? Sadly, unless there is some great series of scientific breakthroughs in mental telepathy with animals we will never know what’s going on in their brains.
However, if we spend some time studying our pets enough and watch what happens when they are in certain situations we can get a good picture of what is going on in their minds and how they might be feeling by observing body language, expressions and actions.
Through my own time as a pet sitter and dog walker and because I’ve surrounded myself with animals most of my life I’ve watched dogs and cats in different situations and have observed that they too seem to have emotions and react to things as we do.
For example, they can get depressed if they think nobody loves them or their owners have left them (even to just go on vacation!). They are ecstatic when their people come home. They get scared when they feel threatened and they enjoy playing and being loved on.
Alternatively I’ve seen the sad results of what happens when people misunderstand what their pet is trying to tell them. I’ve seen dogs blamed for many things they didn’t do or weren’t thinking because their owners have not paid attention to their body language or what may be going on with them.
As humans and our pets “owners” the responsibility falls on us to learn about our pets body language. What body language or actions have you experienced with your pet that make you scratch your head in confusion?
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