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Can you read your dog's facial expressions?
« on: March 22, 2013, 12:48:03 PM »

I can easily with the big red dog... she's been here a long time though...  our black lab is a little more difficult, but I never did connect with him like I have with the BRD...  the black one was grown when he came here...   and our daughter's dog that we're 'grand dog sitting' for I have a lot of trouble reading some of his thoughts although my wife seems to do better with him...   maybe it's the 'cross gender' thing working ;) ;) ;)

And sometimes I can even tell what some of the cats are thinking ;D ;D ;D

Anyway, here are a couple of articles on the topic:

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/03/people-can-accurately-read-dogs-facial-expressions/

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-03/dogs-facial-expressions-betray-his-emotions-and-people-can-read-them-book

I'm pretty sure she's saying "don't leave me out here too long" or maybe even "make mine pastrami on rye":


And I thought of the Fuzz trying to learn his new Sadie's faces...

Fuzz, have I ever mentioned I have an 'old friend' that had a shepherd named Sadie...

anyway, for both the Sadie dogs I know of:


I love the one on the lower right...   that is absolutely "Fuzz, wtf are you doing now" :o :o :o
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Re: Can you read your dog's facial expressions?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 04:49:11 PM »

I can read my Golden's.

She just got me up from a nap.  Now I am up and she is snoozing on the floor.

Go figure.
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