Of coarse they can. Dogs survive on reasing their own body language let alone other animals that are around them also, that’s how wild dogs learn how to take down their prey, they watch for the lazy, or the sick and weak and they can tell by the way they move.
Dogs that are domesticated and socialized around...
Best answer: Of coarse they can. Dogs survive on reasing their own body language let alone other animals that are around them also, that’s how wild dogs learn how to take down their prey, they watch for the lazy, or the sick and weak and they can tell by the way they move.
Dogs that are domesticated and socialized around people also learn people’s body language, we also have a tell which we cannot use. Ever wonder how a dog can tell a diabetic patient when their blood sugars are low or high? Ever wonder how a dog knows before a person has a seizure? Our bodies make different hormones which makes us smell different from time to time, hen puppyere hungry our body gives us a siginwl, to unlike when diabetics have low blood sugars, the difference is the extremes before we react. Diabetics don’t always get the siginsl their bodies need more fuel... aka their blood sugars get dangerously low to the point their heart will stop, their bodies produce a chemical to stimulate the hunger sigins and they can’t always tell... bout the scents different and our dogs know before we do these subtle changes in our body chemistry.
Same with seizures etc. or when were sad, it raises different hormones, our eyes tear up, sometimes our noses will run, not to mention our body goes through changes and even something as subtle as the pupils in your eyes will constrict and dialate according to the amount of grief/reason for the crying. Dogs eventually learn that crying is a signs of some type of stress out bodies go through and some will come closer to you in sorpotive/reactive reaction. Same with laughter or even if we’re in a pensive quiet mood our dogs learn to read our siginals and will want to comfort us (as they do with others in their packs if they were feral)
We have discovered over the years dogs communicate by body language, chemical siginals, verbal cues and recently they found that dogs also learn sign language and are capable of reading over 500 words besides names of objects. Not to mention that they learn our patterns, know when we go to work, our usual bed time etc.
Dogs bring a social pack animal usually have no pack to live without they adopt to our society and we try and train them to ffollow what rules and boundaries we prefer and set for them such as housebreaking, no biting, growling or barling.
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