Dogs can sense when you're stressed and want to make you feel better!

posted by Sarah Jacobs - 

If you've ever had a dog in your life, you probably already assumed this, but it's nice to see science is backing up what we know!

According to a new study, your dog really DOES want to cheer you up when you're having a bad day!

In the study, researchers put dogs in a room, with their owners in another room, connected by a closed door. The owners made sounds like they were crying or in distress, and EVERY SINGLE DOG IN THE STUDY tried to break through the door to get to their owner!

And there's more.  Even if you're not crying, your dog develops the ability to tell when you're not feeling okay, and they'll try to help you out then too . . . even if that just means licking your face, or putting their head on your lap.

The researchers say, "Dogs have been by the side of humans for tens of thousands of years, and they've learned to read our social cues.  [All dogs are] like Lassie, who know their people are in trouble and spring into action."  

Dogs are awesome!

[Eurekalert]

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