|04-25-2014 09:02 PM|
|04-25-2014 12:21 PM|
|Blanketback||It could be that we all have our own versions of "dislike" too. For me, I'm pretty friendly IRL. I don't have very many people that I openly dislike - but when I do, these people aren't welcome around me. I mean, seriously stay away from me. This has nothing to do with differing viewpoints or disagreements - more like people who have done me wrong in a big way, like stealing from me, or lying to cause me harm. Toxic people. I'm sure I'm giving off bad vibes around them, and my dogs can sense this.|
|04-25-2014 12:06 PM|
Shouldn't it also be noted that "disliking" someone is probably not enough of an emotional response to bring about a chemical change that the dog would pick up on.
Like...there are people on this forum I disagree with, I don't particularly "like" them, but that doesn't mean if I meet them my blood will be boiling. IMO liking/disliking a person is a very neurological process, not really an emotional one. Now, if at the time of interaction with the person, your "dislike" of them does have a way of making you more emotional when you disagree with them or whatever, that's different.
|04-25-2014 01:10 AM|
|carmspack||a person who has a hospital visitation dog , certified , had said their dog had difficulty with patients who wore colostomy bags.|
|04-24-2014 11:53 PM|
Brain chemistry. Dogs can smell fear (adrenaline?), we all know that.
Brain Chemicals Involved In Aggression Identified: May Lead To New Treatments -- ScienceDaily
'Stressful events have a profound influence on the neuroendocrine and neurochemical systems, causing chemical changes in many areas of the brain, including several that are strongly involved in emotions: the prefrontal cortex, the hippocampus, and the amygdala. Among the neurotransmitters and hormones altered by stress are dopamine, serotonin, noradrenalin, and corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) (which affects blood levels of corticosterone). '
It's an old quasi joke that someone reacted poorly because 'they were off their meds' but fact remains if taking chemicals can regulate brain function, a dog would be able to smell the difference in a persons brain chemistry being off.
|04-24-2014 11:44 PM|
To avoid further derailing of the OPs thread, please start another one or PM me.
|04-24-2014 11:27 PM|
|04-24-2014 11:24 PM|
|SunCzarina||You're welcome and don't take any aggravation for posting about everything. When Otto was coming into his manhood, I posted all the time about his behaviors. I have a great dog now.|
|04-24-2014 11:21 PM|
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|04-24-2014 11:14 PM|
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