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11 Emotions You Didn’t Realize Dogs Could Feel

21/06/2020 09:00 AM | Click to read full article

If you love them or have one in your life, then you already know dogs experience a wide range of emotions. This is obvious to most pet owners, and yet there may be even more going on than you realize. While they seem silly — and even perpetually happy — at times, dogs have a lot going on inside. And being able to recognize all their feelings can help you feel closer.   

While many dogs come off as super brave, as they bark out windows and jump up on strangers, they are actually perfectly capable of feeling fear. Dogs that are anxious often pant with their lips pulled far back, their eyes are wide, ears are pulled back or swiveling. When you arrive home after a long day, and your dog is happy to see you, that's true, bonafide joy you're witnessing.