How Dogs Share Their Sense Of Humor With Us: #7

Posted by wadmin on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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We love our furry best friends, and they all have a personality of their own. They also each have their own sense of humor! Dogs show off their sense of humor in a bunch of different ways. One thing that dogs are known for is when they steal stuff from us (like our hearts)!

7. Dogs Swipe Stuff.

Terrier thievery, like keep-away and hide-away, are fun enough for the dog without any human reaction. Watching the human react – searching, swearing – now, that’s good sport! When a Poodle pilfers a pillow, or a French Bulldog filches food, the primary motivation may be to play or eat something fantastic. The secondary motivation is to have a great time getting away with it. Most dogs have a fake guilty expression that accompanies these activities. Inside, they are quite amused with themselves.

A scientific perspective might be that dogs cop, lift, pinch or otherwise make away with cool things that aren’t theirs because, well, they’re yours. Vetstreet’s perspective is that they are amused by things their owner has when they turn them into a toy, and that the reaction to the discovery of the person’s chewed belongings creates another funny game. The food theft? Well, food smells even better to them than it does to us, so why not? And if the owner chases the steak-stealing shepherd? Funny!

Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog needs a checkup, shots, vaccines, give us a call at 503.666.1600.

SRC: 10 Ways Dogs Communicate Their Sense of Humor According to Science