Does Your Dog Understand You Better Than Your Partner?
There’s no doubt that you love your dog. Furthermore, you may even talk to your dog quite often. However, do you think your dog understands what you’re saying? To that end, a new survey reveals that one out of every three dog owners feel their pet understands their emotions better than their partner. Let’s dig deeper and see how dog owners relate to their canine pets.
New Survey Reveals Dog Owners Feel Their Canine Understands Them
So, when you talk to your dog, do the ears perk up? Furthermore, is there a look of understanding in your dog’s eyes when you mention certain words out loud? Moreover, do you view your dog more as a human than a pet? These are the types of questions the folks at Preply.com are investigating in a new survey.
Overall, they surveyed over 1,000 dog owners to determine how they relate to their dogs. They asked about both verbal and non-verbal communications. All things considered; they have come up with some interesting findings.
For example, the survey states that the average dog knows 18 human words. The top three are “love,” “car,” and “cookie.” Incidentally, the survey does not include commands like “sit,” “stay,” “treat,” or “outside.” So, dogs may know even more than 18 human words, right?
The Emotional Bonds Between Humans And Dogs Is Very Strong
Unsurprisingly, the survey finds that the emotional bond between dog owners and their pets remains very strong. In fact, 66% say they view their dog more as a human than a pet. Dogs are more than just an animal; they are part of the family. Sometimes, dogs are the only family for someone who lives alone.
Similarly, 77% say their dog makes them feel heard in conversations. Furthermore, 62% report that their canine friend seems to know what they’re thinking even before they say anything. Moreover, three out of every five respondents think their dog becomes comforting when they feel emotional or upset. But many feel they don’t receive that kind of comforting behavior from their own partners. As a matter of fact, one in four feel their dog understands their mood better than their partner. Ouch!
Dogs Are Learning New Technology Along With Us
I found the technological findings fascinating. In this case, the Preply.com survey shows that nearly one-third of dog owners report that their dogs get excited when they FaceTime someone. Additionally, three in 10 dog owners say their dog wags their tail and perks their ears when they hear Tik Tok sounds. Pretty incredible!
If you’d like to check out all the findings in this report, click here. C’mon buddy, let’s go for a walk!