You love your four-legged friends. No words are needed and yet dogs seem to notice when their masters and mistresses are feeling bad and need their love. On the other hand, they let you know what they want from you by barking, wagging their tails, or looking like dogs. But now Jules Howard, wildlife expert, zoological consultant, and author, has scientifically examined what goes on in the heads of your four-legged friends.
What your Chihuahua really thinks about you according to science
“You’re easy to see through”
House dogs thrive on routine. That’s not new. Basically, this does not only apply to dogs that live with people. According to Howard, “village dogs” (this term he uses for street dogs) are at least as adept at observing the habits of local people. It is therefore no wonder that the four-legged friends always seem to know where you are at what time of the day. What’s more, they” register barely perceptible body movements and can read them like in a book.
“You smell good”
According to Howard, dogs perceive smells differently than humans. The area of the brain responsible for smelling accounts for about 10 percent in dogs, but just 1 percent in humans. It is not for nothing that the sensitive dog nose is used to sniff out truffles, drugs, or even explosives. And you also smell very special for the four-legged friends. Scientific research showed that the smell of treats activated the dog’s brain in a similar way to smelling their owner. So when your dog sniffs you, he’s enjoying the scent of his favorite human. You can know more about your dog Chihuahua on I Love Chihuahua website.
“You are my best friend”
A major misconception that persists is that every dog needs an alpha. Time and time again, this leads to the fact that many dog training programs are based on aggressive human dominance. Training based on fear does not appeal to the instincts of the four-legged friends. Dogs regard humans as their best friends. Howard, who observed dogs at play for his research, explains: “The fact that they play in a different way with humans than with other dogs says a lot about their sanity.” Dogs tend to choose to play with people rather than other dogs. They see this as bonding time and it is crucial for a healthy relationship with their owner.