Do dogs dream? PLEASE HELP ME?

Do dogs dream? PLEASE HELP ME? Topic: Define research paper writing
June 19, 2019 / By Cyan
Question: What do dogs dream about? Are there any experts on here today? I'm writing a paper for my English class about the differences/similarities in dogs dreaming/thinking. How do dogs think? What is the difference between human emotions and dogs emotions? When dogs dream can they hear things? Do they see in color? What do they dream about? I'm doing some research but I wanted to know if you had any extra information. I hate researching! Please help me! Thank you so much!
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Bettye Bettye | 10 days ago
I can't help you with everything, but dogs definitely dream! Have you ever seen one sleeping, while they move all their legs like they're running? So they have more physical dreams than most humans do. I would say dog emotions are more primal, but I do believe they feel basic emotions like any human. Dog's emotions are comparable to a human infant - they feel security with those who feed them, keep them warm, show them affection, etc. That then turns into love. But unlike an infant, they have the strength to physically act on other emotions like fear, whereas babies can only cry. They have basic primal insticts as well - a lot of dogs will growl if you put your hand near their food bowl, cause they're protecting their "kill", like they would if they were in the wild. Even if they've been a house dog their whole life, they still have their "species memory", so to speak. Research that, it will help. The reason dogs are such domesticated animals now is, they've been able to adapt their instict for pack mentality to include humans. The family they live with becomes their "pack". Usually the person who cares for them the most, feeding, attention, etc., becomes the alpha dog to them - the one they follow & show the most loyalty to. You will see dogs protecting the children in their family just like they would the pups of their pack. So think of all the emotions dogs are capable of - fear, anger, annoyance, aggression, loneliness, sadness, insecurity, joy, love, excitement - they must be able to feel all these in dreams as well. The difference is, they don't have language - much like a baby human. So there are no words to define what they feel, they just feel it. So they dream in concepts, not clearly defined "plots" like humans. Just try to imagine what you feel, but without words - the actual effect these emotions have on your body - the sinking feeling when you're scared or disappointed, or the soaring feeling you feel when happy. Dogs aren't color blind, they just see black & white better than colors, which are muted & faded. They also have much better night vision than humans, so could potentially have dreams in the dark, since they can see better. I think their dreams are from an eye point of view looking through their own eyes, instead of seeing themselves like people sometimes do. They might consist of chasing things (predator instinct) someone hurting them if they've been abused (fear instinct), or just sleeping in the sun being happy! I have to say, this is an awesome question, and I'm a little jealous they didn't give us these assignments when I was in school!
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Bettye Originally Answered: Could my dogs death be affecting our other dogs?
First, my condolences on your loss. Yes, your dog's death can affect your surviving dog. Her companion is missing and her pack has changed. I've lost two dogs and my surviving dog at the time did seem to grieve. For one dog, he perked up in about a week. But my dog who passed was in the hospital for extended stays and he was used to her not being at home. When he passed, our other dog took around 2 weeks to get back to normal. During this time she seemed depressed and would lay on his bed. I think one thing that helped in our case was that our dogs' deaths were from illness. I believe that the companion dog could smell and sense that the other was ill. In your case, your dog died a sudden, tragic death. This may affect her in a different way. Contact your vet if she goes off her food/water or if she isn't showing signs of improvement in two weeks. This was my vet's recommendation when we lost our first dog.
Bettye Originally Answered: Could my dogs death be affecting our other dogs?
Most likely the death of your dog is affecting her. This may sound weird but maybe another dog? I have a 14 year old dog that is only active when my 1 year old puppy come out to play with her. They are like best of friends. I dont know if this would work but they have programs in shelters where you adopt a dog for a week that might work. She may also still be hung up over the dog being missing and that blanket might be a major key. Try moving the blanket to a more socially active room. Include her in more. Call her over just to pet her and sweet talk to her.

Ailee Ailee
Well I'm no expert about canine psychology, however dogs certainly do dream! My dog constantly sleeps and she commonly makes unique sounds and movements as she's sleeping, no doubt she is having a dream because her paws will move as if she is running and her eyes flicker, no doubt she is dreaming. I like to think she is dreaming about chasing rabbits or something of that sort. Who knows though? Dogs can't speak to us and if there are any studies then I don't know how they are being proven because any tests on dogs and their dreams would probably be considered animal cruelty. Oh and yes of course they can hear, just like humans when we are in the middle of a dream and someone wakes us up- same thing for dogs. Alrgitht well I helped you enough, time for you to stop using Y.A. for your homework :p
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Tobin Tobin
Yes, dogs do dream. They would dream about their experiences, I would assume chasing a cat or another organism. Dogs just want to have fun, sleep, eat, and have sex. I would assume we have very similar emotions to dogs, but dogs are really loyal and they love you unconditionally. I am not sure if dogs can see color. I know some can't, but I don't know about all of them.
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Tobin Originally Answered: Dream School or Dream Degree or a cheaper route?
First finish your Associates. From what you wrote I would look into another school. First and foremost you must like what you study. I think the programs at Henley-Putnam are a little different and from what you wrote may be to your liking: http://www.henley-putnam.edu/ But regardless you must study what you like. That is far more important than your view towards the school itself. After all you want an education. That is best accomplished if you like what you are studying - your view of the school is not that important (provided of course they are reputable - which you say they are). If you can't find a better option, go to the school you don't like and study what you do like. Thanks Bill

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