Taking long walks, playing fetch with their favorite humans, running around, giving licks and expecting belly rubs in return, and of course taking long naps. This is more or less what the life of a happy dog looks like, don’t you think so? However, when it comes to napping, you have probably noticed how these four-legged furry cuties make sweet sounds, but also move a lot. Well, according to Dr. Deirdre Barrett, a Harvard psychologist, when they do so, dogs are actually dreaming. Yes, this professor claims that canines, as well as other mammals, dream the same way the humans do, and that’s quite an interesting discovery.
Now if you wonder what a dog could be dreaming, the answer is, you. Based on his research, Dr. Barrett says, “Since dogs are generally extremely attached to their human owners, it’s likely your dog is dreaming of your face, your smell and of pleasing or annoying you.” Isn’t this the sweetest thing ever.
Don’t you ever wonder what your dog is dreaming?
Dr. Barrett, has been studying humans’ sleeping behavior and it gave him some clearer picture of dogs’ dreams too.
He says how the sleeping cycles of humans and mammals are very similar, as we both go through a stage called Rapid Eye Movement. This is where dreams happen.
Learning that our dogs dream of us is so sweet. They really love their humans more than they love themselves.
Some dog owners are wondering what they can do in order for their dog’s dreams to be more vivid.
According to Dr. Barrett, “The best way to give ourselves or our children better dreams is to have happy daytime experiences and to get plenty of sleep in a safe and comfortable environment.”
What do you think ?