In fact, a new study found that dogs can actually read their owners’ faces and understand several different human emotions. … For the study, scientists showed a group of 26 dogs photos of a human face displaying one of the six basic human emotions: anger, fear, happiness, sadness, surprise and disgust.
Can Dog sense human emotions?
Researchers found that by combining information from different senses dogs form abstract mental representations of positive and negative emotional states in people. … Previous studies have shown that dogs can differentiate between human emotions from signs such as facial expressions.
Do dogs care if you cry?
A new study shows dogs will comfort their humans when they’re sad — and if they don’t, it’s because they’re too upset and stressed to help. Previous research has shown how dogs are highly receptive to their owners crying. According to a new study, they will also break through barriers to get to them.