I love my dog, but sometimes I question if he reciprocates this love. For example, he gives attention to me only right before dinner. I want to know if my dog actually has a human-like affection towards me or if he is just using me for food. I believe my dog sees me as a reward center. However, he also evolutionary needs to feel as if he is part of a pack and has affection for me, because he sees me as a fellow pack member.
Gregory Berns, the author of “How Dogs Love Us” used brain imaging to study if dogs are conscious of the fact that they are different than humans. According to the research, dogs that are presented with different odors can discern between dogs and humans.They know we are different, because we evoke a different place in their brains compared to other dogs. This part of the brain that humans evoke in dogs is associated with rewards. This supports my thesis that dogs see humans as reward centers. How do dogs perceive us?
A type of connection between child and parent connection is called the “secure base effect”. The Secure Base Effect states that children need their parents to confidently perform. According to a new study by the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, dogs have a childlike connection with their owners, proven by an existence of the Secure Base Effect. The study by University of Veterinary medicine examined the dogs when presented with treats with three variables: absent owner, silent owner, and encouraging owner. The dogs were less excited to earn food when their owner was not encouraging. They also did the same experiment, except this time they had a stranger presenting treats in a encouraging, absent, and silent way. This time, there was virtually no reaction by the dog to the owner. They concluded that the dog needed its owner to confidently perform, which is part of the Secure Base effect. This shows that dogs have some sort of emotional connection to their humans. Do dogs see us as family?
How do dogs perceive us? (Tag: dogs)
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