Home

Man’s best friend: Why are dogs so loyal?

Man's best friend: Why are dogs so loyal?

Man’s best friend: Why are dogs so loyal?

The dog is often called man’s best friend, but why are dogs so loyal? One reason: they are pack animals and instinctively develop a close bond with their caregivers.

When it comes to why dogs are so loyal, there are several possible answers. On the one hand, dogs are pack animals and see humans as direct members of their families. On the other hand, the dog itself is a susceptible animal and shows clear signs of empathy.

The pack as a reference group for the dog

Loyalty within a pack is a survival instinct in the wild. However, the question of a dog’s loyalty cannot be answered quite so simply. The role as “food giver” and “pack leader” alone is probably not the reason for the joy that dogs display when “their” human comes home.

Dogs are affectionate animals.

On the contrary, various studies have already proven that dogs are not only empathetic to the behavior of humans but can also communicate with them to a certain degree. They understand verbal and physical gestures and can interpret them correctly. On the other hand, humans showed the ability to “read” their quadruped behavior and barking signs. Many studies consider this ability to communicate with each other as one of the main bases to answer why dogs are so loyal.

HZOES.COM

HZOES.COM

Cute and funny, info and tips about dogs, cats and other animals. Great pictures and funny videos from the animal world. Your animals on hzoes.com

More articles from dog

How old do dogs get? Interesting facts about life expectancy
Dog Health

How old do dogs get? Interesting facts about life expectancy

How old do dogs get? Interesting facts about life expectancy How old do dogs become? This is a question that concerns many dog owners. The …

Read More →
The dog has a warm nose: Is the quadruped sick?
Dog Health

The dog has a warm nose: Is the quadruped sick?

The dog has a warm nose: Is the quadruped sick? The nose is a vital and powerful sensory organ for the dog. However, a dry, …

Read More →
Health check for dogs: tips for home
Dog Health

Health check for dogs: tips for home

Health check for dogs: tips for home The health and well-being of our four-legged friends are some of the essential things in life for dog …

Read More →
Gentle food for dogs cook yourself: Tips and recipes
Dog Food

Gentle food for dogs cook yourself: Tips and recipes

Gentle food for dogs cook yourself: Tips and recipes If you want to cook your dog’s diet yourself, you can create a good alternative to …

Read More →
Systematic desensitization in dogs
Dog Training

Systematic desensitization in dogs

Systematic desensitization in dogs If a dog suffers from specific fears, dog owners can do something about it – systematic desensitization often helps the four-legged …

Read More →
Samoyed: Such is the character of the dog
Dog Buying

Samoyed: Such is the character of the dog

Samoyed: Such is the character of the dog The beautiful, white Samoyed belongs to a sled dog breed. His character is friendly, lively and outgoing, …

Read More →
This site uses cookies

By continuing to use our site, you agree to our T & Cs and the use of our Cookies & amp;trackers as well as those of our partners in order to offer you content, services, personalized advertising and to generate statistics & amp; audience analysis.