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9 Things Humans Do That Our Dogs Wish We Didn't

7 days ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

When we love our dogs like family, we sometimes forget that they don't understand us quite like our human relatives. Sometimes we try to have full-on conversations with them or unknowingly send them body language signals that are interpreted differently in the animal kingdom. For these reasons, we've compiled a list of 9 common things that humans do that stress dogs out.
If you've done any of these things, don't worry-we all have! But by being more aware, we can try to communicate with our canines as clearly as possible. And lucky for us, there's no limit to their forgiveness!
1. Getting...
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Scientifically Proven Ways To Show Your Dogs How Much You Love Them

Scientifically Proven Ways To Show Your Dogs How Much You Love Them

7 days ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

Scientific research has helped us understand the complex thoughts and emotions our beloved dogs are capable of. They may feel, interpret and express love differently than humans, but they definitely understand the sentiment.
Dr. Brian Hare is an associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University and founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center.
When asked by People Pets whether dogs realize how much we love them, he answered:
“Yes, your dog knows how much you love him! Dogs and humans have a very special relationship, where dogs have actually hijacked the human oxytocin...
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