Dog feelings

Do dogs have negative feelings?

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Lupo can get really angry, and how! If we for example, to go for a walk in the park, he is happy for example, to go for a walk in the park, he is happy a ball lightning that he can run, play and romp about right away. But what happens instead: we stop at every street. At least ten, fifteen times before the dog paradise is finally reached. That frustrates him of course. And so he stays on the curb, before it crosses a street but he barks at me and looks up to me reproachfully. I’ve seen something similar when he’s bored. He then discovers for example a stuffed animal on the windowsill, hops up, grabs it, runs to me with a proudly raised rod and holds his prey for me triumphantly under the nose. What a frustration, what a hassle if only with a short “No” to all of his efforts react. The protests will start soon.

Is Lupo jealous? Lupo is obviously just as bad at his jealousy hide like his anger. If I call “Vroni,” he comments an angry barker. I bend briefly to his as I walk past “Sister” comes down to stroke her back “Sister” comes down to stroke her back Lupo shot immediately. Although he does could never get anything out of these things. But if I slip one of them to Vroni, he steals it from her the nose off, triumphantly sits down in front of her and chews like that enthusiastic, as if there was nothing better in the world. The climax his envy reached quite obviously, as Vroni with one TV evening came to me on the couch to meet a couple Pick up pats. Hardly did I respond to her request Lupo squealed and left the room sulking. What on earth is that supposed to be but profane jealousy?

When it comes to jealousy among dogs, always people wonder how they invariably relate to instincts and urges the reduced definition in connection with people would be? Quite simply: You don’t allow a fellow human being what he has right now or got it for free. A sober explanation for which there is no one hour of debate. But that’s just why we are Wandering “instinct automatons” without emotions? Of course not. We would indignantly reject such a claim, wouldn’t we? But why should it be any different with animals – especially with socially high evolved mammals, as dogs are recognized to be? No, Even our four-legged friends can get really angry about certain things and thus behave very much according to our human understanding probably jealous.

The current jealousies are only one side of the Medal. Therefore, it is important to check that the dog is looking for a short selfish phase in dealing with the four-legged Life companion shows an active readiness for reconciliation again. To a small example from Bloch’s dog world: If mine Ovcharka bitch Raissa after a brief conflict with mine Laika males Timber tolerates again and as clearly higher ranking even actively showing a willingness to reconciliation by going over Timbers face licks and offers him body contact – as what should I do this evaluate socio-friendly gesture? With ourselves, we would emotional sentiment transmission probably even as ethical-moral readiness for goodwill understand oneself to tolerate again. Because canine species are exactly comparable to Behave in a life situation just as we do – including this one Moment expressed gestures and facial expressions – I don’t see any understandable counter-argument for it, any different Give reasons. The dogs have forgotten the conflict and just want to make peace again.

Incidentally, it is no different with wolves: The high-ranking animals show active after a social conflict situation Willingness to reconcile towards lower rank. Why should this Emotional approximation be good if it is all about a Show of force would the animals to feel something towards their group mates. These feelings regulate the coexistence in a social community, they are also responsible for the cohesion within one Family as for behavior towards enemies. But just because you’re in for a moment maybe something is wrong with another relationship partner Granted, that doesn’t mean that you’re in Kanid circles then cannot consciously signal a willingness to reconcile. Wolf and dog are definitely capable of this. And that’s exactly why I stick with my great teacher, the Canadian behavioral ecologist Dr. Paul Paquet from the University of Calgary. Wolf and dog are, in our opinion, unanimous also socio-emotional creatures with enormous depth.

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