Why do dogs adore me.

February 9, 2007 6:23pm CST
Im totally a cat person I would never consider having another pet. So why is it that nine times out of ten when I encounter a dog they think Im so fascinating. My friend has a german shepherd dog. He sits with his head in my lap looking deep into my eyes, They say its only me that gets the treatment. The feeling is not mutual. Last summer went to the pub a labrador just came and sat at my feet as if he belonged to me. These are just a couple of examples of numerous occasions. Why?
4 responses
@Indiffer (287)
• Norway
14 Feb 07
I have a similar story to add. Our dog didnt get much social training from he was a puppy, he and his brothers stayed outdoors in kind of a playpen all day. When we got him he was scared of new people and new dogs and kept hiding between our feet. He is getting better day by day. So one day i took him to work (its a carecenter for old people) to light up the day abit for those living there. I started out with my coworkers in the office, to say hi then move on. One of them really hates dogs. Shes a nurse and maybe she is afraid of dogs i dont know. My dog walked straight to her, sniffed her abit then just laid down almost on top of her feet. And he didnt want to go! He was about three months then. I told her straight out i didnt expect that from him. She laughed then had enough and went back to work. I wonder if dogs somehow senses doghaters or those afraid. And that some dogs figure they should just check them out and see what its all about? I know some will bite, but those who just calmly walks over and looks at you - maybe they want to say hi! im here, i know you dont like me - and its ok, i like you.
14 Feb 07
Latest research is that if people have a pet to make a fuss off they are likely to live longer. In the UK in many care homes they encourage pet visits.
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@Indiffer (287)
• Norway
23 Feb 07
I know. It should be common to have a cat or dog at carecentres like the one i work at, to lighten up lives and bring smiles every day. I does them good to be able to have a cat in their lap for a while or a dog to play with or walk if they are able to, or just pet. I visit my job from time to time with the dog and it is almost magic how many smiling faces it brings. Thank you.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
10 Feb 07
in many ways dogs respond just like cats. If someones body language suggests that they would rather not have the dog near them, the dog will attempt to investigate just to make sure that you are friendly really
10 Feb 07
Isuppose its better then getting bitten. Thanks
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
10 Feb 07
some dogs bight because they confuse the human fear response with an aggresive stance and attack to protect
@jayarajgr (818)
• India
14 Feb 07
I like dogs very much. They are cute, obediant and loyal. Very nice to have them and play with them. I have a dog at home that jumps at me whenever I get back to my home. It licks my legs and love playing with me.
14 Feb 07
I think that is the problem I have with dogs they just try to hard to please. When you come home to a cat he just sulks for half an hour because you went out and left him.
@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I don't know. It's like they have some kind of radar. I detest dogs, but they always insist on walking up to me and sniffing me out. Stupid mutts.
10 Feb 07
Its not just me then. Thought I couldnt be imagining it. Thanks