January 19, 2017

Dogs & Humans: Just how Similar are We?

According to National Geographic, and a dozen other credible sources, dogs and humans have a lot in common. Dogs project similar actions and mannerisms to humans. For example, they shun people who are mean to their owners, which is a very humanistic quality! They also reveal jealousy, facial expressions and empathy; plus, they even watch TV!

I have made a list of the most similar characteristics dogs and humans share to show you just how much we’ve evolved with our best friends:

Food makes us happy!

Both dogs and people love food. Most of our days revolve around what, where and when we are going to eat. Dogs, like humans, look forward to their meals and enjoy different types of foods and flavours.

We can be pretty smart, too

Dogs are smarter than we give them credit for. A study conducted on the intelligence of dogs suggests that they are about as smart as a 2-year-old child. They are able to feel emotions and problem solve, just like humans!

We get lonely

Have you ever left home and seen your dog absolutely miserable to see you go? Well, dogs are social animals. Their ancestors lived in family-like packs and, once you bring a dog into your home, you become a part of the pack. Dogs love spending time with their owners, for the sake of just being in their owner’s company, as well as for attention and cuddles.

We love comfort

Although some of us prefer our dogs to stay off the furniture, it’s pretty unfair for you to let your dog, who loves comfort, sit or sleep in discomfort. They absolutely love sharing couches, beds and cushions with their owners; however, there are very comfortable dog beds and cushions available to keep your dog snug and comfy as well as off the couch!

We are fussy

Dogs, like humans, have personal preferences, such as favorite foods, people and toys. They have unique things they like and dislike. While some dogs aren’t so fussy, others can be a real challenge to keep satisfied!