This dog was being naughty. He’s been fighting for food with his buddies, and wouldn’t let them eat. The owner got very upset. The guy starts lecturing the dog. He says: “Don’t fight for food. There are three bowls of food. There is no need to fight. Why did you fight?.. No fighting. Look at your friends, they want to eat too!” The dog felt very sorry. Watch him beg for his owner’s forgiveness. How can you be mad at this face?! Please, enjoy and SHARE!
Dog owners can read emotions in their pets. We learn to associate our animals’ facial expressions, ear set, tail carriage and overall demeanor with the mood they’re in. It is hard to believe that the existence of real emotions in dogs is still a point of scientific controversy.
Dogs have all of the same brain structures that produce emotions in humans. They also have the same hormones and undergo the same chemical changes during emotional states. For example, dogs have hormone oxytocin, which is responsible for feeling affection for others. Even though our four-legged friends have everything to help them feel what we feel, the ranges of their emotions are different.
During the first years of our lives, we do not have the full range of emotions. Research shows that over time the child’s feelings begin to differentiate and become more complex. Researchers also have come to believe that the dog’s most mental abilities, including emotions, are very similar to that of a human who is two to two-and-a-half years old.
Dogs go through developmental stages much faster than humans do. They have all of the emotional range they will ever achieve by the time they are 4-6 months old. However, the variety of emotions the dog is able to feel will not exceed that which is available to a child. So, they do have all of the basic emotions: joy, fear, anger, disgust and even love. However, more complex emotions like guilt, pride and shame are believed to be out of dogs’ reach. Researchers believe that what we see in videos, such as this one, is the fear of punishment.