This means that a dog will have all of the basic emotions: joy, fear, anger, disgust, and, yes, love, but the dog does not experience the more complex emotions like guilt, pride, and shame.
Do dogs really have feelings?
Although dogs don’t have the same range of emotions as we do, they are dynamic animals who have real feelings. They can even sense what people are feeling! Complex emotional states may be out of reach for our furry friends, but they’re experts at expressing the most important one, love.
Do dogs feel love and sadness?
“Like people, dogs have the ability to experience feelings of contentment, whereby all their needs are met and they feel a natural balance inside on an emotional level,” Jonas says. And they can also feel sad, just like us, when their needs aren’t being met.