Do your dogs know what you are saying?

@mermaidivy (15417)
United States
May 12, 2009 7:39am CST
I think dogs are very intellegent animals, they seem to understand what human says and what our behaviors mean, partly is probably because they are used to the common that we use to them and the sound and I think they do know our feelings as well. I was so upset couple days ago, had very bad mood being bothered by some stiff, my hubby left home to go fishing, I was home alone and I cried, my dog came and climb on me and keep kissing me, it was like telling me to not cry and comfort me. My dog is a very good boy I have to say, he sometimes is being a puppy like very disobedient and rebelious but he is a very good watch dog and love his mother (me) very much! hehe
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@ebook_freak (1515)
• India
12 May 09
Of course they do. In fact I don't even talk to them. They are telepathic creatures. They read your mind. I have got a female German Shepherd and four pups. The pups can't read my mind of course, but their mom does. In fact we have been good friends for a long time. I express my sorrows and hapiness and she seems to understand them all.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
13 May 09
Yes... they do they do understand, that's why they are always good friends for the humans! :-) Thanks for sharing! :-)
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• India
15 May 09
Oh! My pleasure. Let me ask you something if you don't mind... Have you tried this with your dog? I did this method during the training time and it was very effective. When she made mistakes I tried to encourage her with my mind. And it worked. She got a better spirit the next time and she mastered many acts. I got her as a pup and I am proud to be the trainer of the best dog in the neighbourhood.
@jdyrj777 (6559)
• United States
15 May 09
I agree with you. Our pets can be very smart and understand our words and feelings. I have 3 manx cats. They are without tails. I have Miss Kitty Kat, shes the mama of the other two. Missy Sissy Kat and Bubba Kat. I couldnt resist giving them a last name. If all of them are in the same room and i call out one of their names the one a called will look at me. They know words "here", "no","stop it". For some reason they respond better to "stop it" than to "no". If i get after Kitty about something she will go slap which ever of the others are nearby. They seem to know other things im telling them too. When they are doing something they know they are not supposed to do and they hear me coming they run away. They have figured out how to open closet doors and drawers and all kinds of things. I given up trying to keep closets cat free. The harder i try to put a stop to some things the harder they persist. All except going outside. They are strictly inside cats. I kiss them all the time too. Miss Kitty kisses me too. She licks my cheek. They are all my babies.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
15 May 09
Thanks for sharing! :-)
@marcialoyd (1174)
• United States
15 May 09
I do believe they understand us. My dog is very smart. She has a toy rope that she plays with and when I tell her to go and get her rope she runs and gets it. or when I am letting them outside to do their business I will tell her go find baby (my other dog) and she will go through the house until she finds her. I think my dog is smarter then most dogs but of course i'm partial to my baby. :-D lol.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
15 May 09
hehe that's cute! :-) Thanks for sharing! :-)
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
14 May 09
My dogs perfectly understand what I say, even when I say something for the first time. My 10 years old dog is brilliant and always was, she can sense words and body language in seconds...
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
14 May 09
Yeah, my dog can do that too ;-) Thanks for sharing! :-)
@csrobins (1125)
• United States
14 May 09
I think dogs to understand our moods and emotions better than assumed theycan. Except my dog because she is dumb. She is a sweetheart but she does not understand a lot of stuff most dogs do haha. Dogs are very smart and loyal animals though I agree.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
14 May 09
Yes, they are ;-)
@gxyywhyzy (450)
• China
14 May 09
I'm sure that they have the same emotions and intellegent as we human's.they do know who is their friend or enemy.also can express their own feelings by barking.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
14 May 09
Thanks for sharing! :-)
@chiepao (718)
• Philippines
14 May 09
You have such a wonderful dog! :) I think dogs does know what we are saying and is pretty much aware on what's happening around him. Like our dog whenever she hears someone from any of my family screams she immediately runs towards where she thinks we are and makes sure that we're ok. Also when our phone is ringing and there's no one to answer it, she'll run around the house and look for someone to answer it. So, yeah dogs are really mans best friend :)
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
14 May 09
Yes, they certainly are! ;-) Thanks for sharing! :-)
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
14 May 09
I am glad that you have such a great bond with your dog. I am a cat person actually, however I do think that dogs have a very keen sence of person. And can communicate with their owners in nonverbal ways. I have had a few dogs that I was very close to. One I had when I was young, another when I was graduating high school and one 4 years back. They all were super protective and thinking about it to this day, the earlier 2 out of the 3 were good judge of characters since they hated my boyfriends. Had I taken their que I would have saved 2 heartaches. And the last one I had was so protective of the family and was unsocialized so she didnt like anyone that was not family. I actually had to take her to have her put down and that was one of the very worst things I have had to do. I think she knew when we pulled up to the vet, she did not want to get out of the car and I will never forget the look she had. I dont try to think of it often since I really loved that dog, and still love her memories. She was a pitbull and hated the man across the street since he came over and yelled at me. Now seeing Ceasar Mulan I really wish I could have gotten him to come and help me with her, but I had no way of training her not to be agressive. So yeah, took a pretty long side journey. But yes I am sure that they know somehow.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
14 May 09
My dog is very protective too, he always make sure what is going on when he hears something or people and always make sure I'm there when I'm home, he doesn't like to be not able to see me when I'm home. Thanks for sharing! :-)
• Canada
13 May 09
Dogs respond to humans by voice and by emotions. They r very much like kids in every way. They learn your moods and body language 1st. Then they learn what u r saying usually the hard way just like kids. When u r crying, nervous, sad, happy or even frightened they pick up on that very fast. If u don't like someone they pick that up faster than humans, then grawl act nervous, ancious and sometimesgo crazy.. REMEMBER LUV YOUR PET/DOG, THEY WILL ALWAYS LUV U..
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
14 May 09
I do love my dog and ho knows, he loves his mommy(me) very much too hehe! ;-) Thanks for sharing! :-)
@candymarie (1368)
• Canada
13 May 09
Aw! I've noticed animals have always been sensitive to our emotions and help us out when we need it. But my sisters' dog, Roxy, pure bred cocker spaniel, when it's bed time, and you say, "Roxy, go get your baby." She'll run to her toy box, get her ty beanie baby which is ALSO a cocker spaniel, and take it to her bed....well, sometimes "mommy and daddy's" bed lol. Our mom taught her that when she was watching her for 2 weeks. Oh that dog is just funny!
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
14 May 09
hehe tThanks for sharing! :-)
@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
13 May 09
Hi mermaid...Not only do I think dogs can understand what you're saying I believe certain cats can also. I know that my cat completely understands everything I tell him. While he is not a good guard of the house - I think he would be scared instead of scaring the intruder - he is a good pet and is patient with the baby.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
14 May 09
YEs, I agree that some certain cats understand too but they have more attitude so thry might not obey. Thanks for sharing! :-)
• United States
13 May 09
I know they do...I was taught at a young age that dogs can communicate well through pictures/thoughts (at least that we can communicate with them...). A few weeks ago, I was not home and my brother was working on the house. I got a call that "Nela" (a very 'bull-in-a-china-shop' 1/2 pitbull, 1/2 ridgeback who runs aimlessly away if she gets out...and is VERY hard to catch) got out and he didn't know where she was. I told my daughter that we needed to send Nela a picture of her running in through the front door of the house (she never has before...she has to be dragged back). about 30 seconds later, my brother said "OMG, she just ran in the front door!!! So, yes, I believe they do know and I am quite sure that she got the message :)
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
14 May 09
Thanks for sharing! :-)
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
13 May 09
I'm suprised at how much my dogs comprehend and understand. They know the words time out and crate for when they misbehave and they know the names of their different toys. The three of them even know the word "hungry" cause they know that it means it's feeding time. (For that one, I can say for certain it isn't tone of voice. If anyone in our home says "hungry" in conversation, all the dogs jump up and run to the kitchen) So I know they at least understand the words and commands that are used regularly.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
14 May 09
Yes they do get used to the voice and commands so they respond and understand what the commans are about. Thanks for sharing! :-)
@agv0419 (3030)
• Philippines
13 May 09
Our dog is not smart I don't have a patience to teach her a tricks. Our dog is female we named here Daniele. She has a breed I think she is a japanese dog. She is now old, she's been in our house for 13 years now. We are happy that she still strong at her age right now. Although she is not smart but she is a good guarddog.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
14 May 09
Thanks for sharing! :-)
• Philippines
13 May 09
I think dogs just respond base on the sound they hear and expression that they say.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
14 May 09
Partly yes, they are used to the sound so they respond.
• United States
13 May 09
My three dogs all understand what I am saying. They are so smart they also can tell what time it is and read my body language!!!
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
14 May 09
Yes, they are smartm sometimes I don't need to do the command, just do the body language, he understands it. Thanks for sharing! :-)
13 May 09
I think they do understand some things. They listen and watch and notice that you say certain words when you do certain things and they learn them. For instance if I say coat my dog knows I am going out and thinks he is going to get a walk. Cats too. They both appear in the kitchen if I discuss what we are going to eat.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
14 May 09
hehe when I say COOKIES, his ears stand right up! Thanks for sharing! :-)
• Philippines
13 May 09
I surely think they know what I am saying, I guess they depend on the sound of our voice. When I shouted "sit down" my dog will sit, when I shouted "go to your place" they will follow. A while ago, my dog kept on following me, I was about to go to work in that time and I said to her "wait for me I will go home at seven" she stopped following me and stay in the door.When I turned around to see if she was following me, she's not but she keep on following with her look and look sad. I just waved goodbye and she moved her tail as a response. I love my dog very much.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
14 May 09
I do love my dog very much too! Thanks for sharing! :-)
@becdmd (705)
• Philippines
13 May 09
I think they know our moods, because when we're sad they cheer us up and when we need companion, although they can't talk I think they listen..but not like us humans that they really understand us well..and when we're mad they know it for sure.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
14 May 09
Thanks for sharing! :-)
@bdugas (3584)
• United States
13 May 09
Yes I truely do believe that our pets understand when we say certain things, maybe it is because they have heard it so many times and know just what to do. But they also sense when something is wrong, like you said when you cried he came to you and layed on you and kissed you, kind of like telling you he is here for you.i have a dog that Ihave had for like 9 years, and when that day comes that he is no longer with us, I dont't know what I will do, it will be losing a part of the family.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
14 May 09
Yea... I feel hurt everytime when I think of that even he is just a puppy, I really don't want to lose him some days in the future :-(