What Does Your Dog Dream About? Probably You, Expert Says

Close-up of dog sleeping on bed

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In a recent interview with People, Dr. Deirdre Barrett, Clinical and Evolutionary Psychologist at Harvard Medical School, answered some questions on the topic of animal dreams. It turns out that many mammals have similar sleeps cycles to humans, meaning they do likely have dreams. But Dr. Barrett’s answer to the question of what dogs experience when they dream has the internet in tears.

Humans dream about the same things they’re interested in by day, though more visually and less logically. There’s no reason to think animals are any different. Since dogs are generally extremely attached to their human owners, it’s likely your dog is dreaming of your face, your smell and of pleasing or annoying you.

English bulldog sleeping on couch with little crocheted pillow under her head.

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The internet reacted to the news that their pups were dreaming of the human owners they love as you might expect. The heartwarming idea that our dogs are so attached to us that they see us even in their sleep elicited reactions like this:

And this:

And we couldn’t agree more with this:

Clearly the internet’s heart couldn’t be more touched. What do you think your dog dreams about? Let us know in the comments below!

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