Just like us people, studies have shown that dogs also lose trust to people who show their negative attitude. Dogs don’t talk, but they can sure sense people’s emotions. Therefore, they can say if you’re mad, happy, sad, or lonely. This is just one of the many reasons why they are our bestest friends.
However, a recent study shows that dogs lose their trust when you show them a negative attitude like anger. When they know that you are mad, it takes longer for them to respond compared to when you are on a positive mood.
“Our study shows that dogs have the ability to integrate two different sources of sensory information into a coherent perception of emotion in both humans and dogs.
“To do so requires a system of internal categorisation of emotional states. This cognitive ability has until now only been evidenced in primates and the capacity to do this across species only seen in humans.”
The aim of the recent study is to know if dogs actually respond to the emotions they are sensing. Yes, they can tell what you feel but what do they do about it.
More studies and researches are needed to show what else our dogs can do. Meanwhile, it’s very important to approach our dogs positively to keep their trust.