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11 Things Your Dog Wants You to Know

1. It’s ok to let us sleep on the bed. Forty-five per cent of U.S. dogs sleep in their owner’s bed 

2. Pet us and get healthy – Both your blood pressure and your dog’s go down when you’re petting him or her. 

3. We do good deeds - A recent study shows that dogs are among a small group of animals who show voluntary unselfish kindness towards others without any reward. 

4. Don’t forget us at holidays - 80% of pet parents give their dogs holiday and birthday presents.

5. Not Guilty! Just cuz we look guilty doesn’t mean we are or care! Not Guilty - Dogs don’t feel guilt Researchers found those sad dog eyes are not a sign of guilt. In fact, they are just a dog’s reaction to being scolded. Alexandra Horowitz, from Barnard College in New York, found all dogs looked ‘guilty’ after being told off for eating a forbidden treat like a biscuit - and those who were wrongly accused often looked more ‘guilty’ than those who really deserved to be in the dog house.

6. You can talk to us – We’re listening - Dogs can learn more than 1000 words. The average dog can recognize 165 words and count to 5. 

7. We love you too! Stroking dogs and gazing into their eyes releases the "feel good" hormone oxytocin for both people and dogs 

8. Let’s diet – the greatest source of illness to dogs is obesity – Exercise and watch your weight goes for both of us. Walks and pet stroller trips are good for both of us. 

9. We’re a good judge of character! Dogs quickly identify untrustworthy people. If you start to throw a toy and don’t, they quickly learn not to trust you and that distrust persists. 

10. Watch what we’re saying- According to Discovery.com, dogs wag their tails to the right when they’re happy and to the left when they’re frightened. Wagging low means they’re insecure, and rapid tail wagging accompanied by tense muscles or dilated pupils can signal aggression

11. Take us along - Guys walking dogs are three times more likely to get the girl's phone number!


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