THE SCIENTIFIC REASON THAT DOGS CAN FEEL HUMAN SADNESS
Dogs are known as loving and loyal human pets.
Dogs are always protective of family members who care for and maintain them, it can be seen from many videos of dogs protecting or guarding humans from accidents or dangers.
Dogs are also known to be able to understand the emotions and feelings of humans who are not happy, usually dogs will approach and hug their owners so that their owners' feelings become better.
Dog loyalty is so famous that it inspired many films that tell stories about human and dog friendships, such as Hachiko, Hearty Paws, to Air Bud.
It turns out that loyalty is the natural behaviour of a dog, this has developed a long time ago.
Reporting from Psychology Today, dogs develop the ability to empathise from their interactions with humans.
Dogs can even understand the body language and expressions shown by humans and become a way dogs can communicate with nearby humans.
If the history is drawn, dogs are still in the same family as wolves who also live as communal animals that survive by living in groups.
Although dogs have eventually become domestic animals that live with humans, the instinct to interact with their surroundings makes dogs loyal animals to humans.
Dog loyalty to humans is said to be related to the life of dogs that depend on humans, from where they live to their food supplies.
However, the closeness of dogs and humans cannot actually be seen as a symbiotic of mutualism, because in fact dogs love their owners so much and are happy if their owners are nearby to invite them to play.
Dogs are animals that are naturally affectionate and have the instinct to bond with the things around them.
Just like humans, dogs are known to have a desire to love and be loved by people or groups nearby.
Dogs and their protective traits are also forms of natural loving traits that dogs have.
Dogs give as much affection as the affection they receive in the form of loyalty and obedience.
If in the past dogs were widely utilised as hunting companions, now when modern humans no longer hunt too often and sedent a lot, the process of domestication of dogs then turns into friendly relations.
The social bond formed from daily interactions between dogs and humans occurs through caresses, dialogue, to gazes.
When this interaction occurs, the hormone oxytocin will be produced, which is a happy hormone that is good not only for humans but also has the same impact on dogs.
The hormone oxytocin plays a role in the process of taming dogs and fostering feelings of bonding and confidence in dogs so that these animals become loyal and loving to their owners.
It turns out that a dog's loyalty is scientifically explainable and is the result of his interactions with humans over time.
A dog grown with affection will return the affection given to him faithfully to his owner.
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