Not exactly read my mind yet, but for the first time a couple of days ago, my dog read my fear. We were walking after dinner with just my dog and two school age children at a local wild life park (very desert-ish). Samson has been there many times but it is usually in the morning with lots of other people and dogs out. My daughter said "Look! A coyote!" Panic went through me and I got my pepper spray out and turned to walk the other direction. Although I outwardly stayed calm to not scare my girls, Samson (5months) immediately starting jumping and dancing all over the place and kept looking at me like he could tell something was wrong. He never saw the coyote and I know he was going off of my fear. We high tailed it out of there. As soon as we got back to the parking lot and I calmed down inside, he calmed as well. I love that they are so in tune with our emotions...like a true friend!