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Can Your Dog Read Your Emotions?

If you pick your dog up from doggy day care in San Jose after a stressful work shift, does your pup sense how you’re feeling? Researchers have found that dogs are gifted at reading humans’ emotions, so your pet is likely to know when you are feeling stressed out from work when he or she comes home from dog daycare. Watch this video to learn more.

Dogs and humans use the same parts of the brain to process social cues, which is one of the reasons canines are so adept at reading human behavior. You’re not imagining it when your dog seems to comfort you when he or she returns from doggy daycare to find you down in the dumps or when he or she matches your enthusiasm when you’re in a good mood. Your dog truly is in tune with how you’re feeling and reacting to you based on these cues.