- Dec 27, 2018
inherited a Special set of means of expression of emotions of a dog from wolves — the primogenitors. For of communication with relatives predators use not only a mimicry , but also a voice, poses, certain movements. In the same way the mimicry helped dogs to communicate with people. Pets, unlike ancestors, are social beings and for them family members are a pack in which the subordination order reigns.
of Ability of dogs to communication
Communication with the four-leg friend is based on conditions concurrent. Dogs truly understand intonations and even sense of some words, feel mood of the owner, catch expression of his face. At the same time resort to the help of a mimicry.
They are capable to have complex feelings:
- joy and goodwill;
- love and devotion;
- submission and humility;
- fear and stress;
- aggression and irritation;
- domination and readiness for the attack.
Rather some time to observe animal habits on walk and in a house situation to understand why the dog wags a tail, growls, barks, looks in eyes to the owner.
For example, here is how he reports about the discomfortable state:
- smells the earth;
- licks a nose;
- looks away;
- often yawns;
- draws in a paw.
All these signs of the pet make sense. If the owner of a dog manages "to decipher" them, he will be able to foresee actions of a dog.
Conclusions of scientists
The English scientists were interested in a question as a dog can react a mimicry to human behavior. During experiences it became clear that animals show expressivity at the sight of familiar faces. During the experiment 24 dogs sat before the participant whose look was directed or directly to them, or aside. In several cases in the room placed a feeding trough with a dog forage, in others — food was absent.
Scientists observed how the mimicry of animals in each situation changes. The conclusion was drawn that it occurred depending on visual contact and mainly it depended on whether was directed to them a look of the participant of an experiment .
And here existence or lack of food was not reflected in a dog mimicry in any way, that is experimental amicably showed sensitivity to attention of people.
of Change in a mimicry of dogs
Scientists during experiences noted several regularities. Dogs often on special "sadly" raise eyebrows that causes sympathy and pity in people. And also at establishment of communication with participants of experience animals put out tongue.
Perhaps, these and many other mimic reactions — not just emotions, and expression of desire to come into contact with people. So far it only an assumption of researchers.
And here the question of a role of domestication of animals in formation of "social" skills remains open so far. There is an opinion that thousands of years spent near people became the reason of emotional responsiveness of dogs in relation to the person.