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What Does Your Pet Think Of You?

 
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. February 7, 2017
What Does Your Pet Think Of You?

If you've got a pet by your side, you've probably wondered how they view you and what they must be thinking at all times. Does your pet love you? Do they feel safe in your home? It's quite likely that when your pet first arrived to your home they felt fear, but now they have settled in they associate it with safety and happiness.

What does your pet think of you? In this AnimalWised article we'll try to answer this question to help you understand your pet better and guide you towards better communication with all animals. Keep reading!

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What does your dog think of you?

If you have read our article on "Can a dog love a person?", you'll know that dogs are pack animals. And, despite what is commonly thought, domestic dogs prefer to spend time with humans than with other dogs - although they really like spending time with them as well.

In your dog's eyes, you are the bravest member of their pack - the person who provides them with food, shelter, and something crucial: affection. For all these reasons, dogs become followers that will always support and love you, even committing careless and reckless acts if that is what you ask them to do.

Your dog thinks of you as a figure to respect, idealize, and above all, trust. Therefore, you must never let your dog down or mistreat them. If you have just adopted a dog and want to build a deep bond with your new pet, take a look at our article on how to make your dog love you - it will work for sure!

What Does Your Pet Think Of You? - What does your dog think of you?

What does your cat think of you?

Cats are built from very different stuff than dogs. They are very intelligent animals and they know perfectly well who you are and the work you put in around the house: you give them food, clean their litter box and even give them massages, which they highly appreciate.

However, unlike dogs, cats don't feel the same tremendous devotion for you. It is in their nature to be independent animals, meaning they need to act to secure their survival, whatever their environment.

Even though a cat may love you very much, miss you when you're gone and be deeply happy by your side, the truth is that cats don't think of you as a figure to follow. Rather, cats see you as someone who helps them survive and takes care of them - and even as someone to boss around from time to time.

Do you think cats are difficult to understand? Take a look at our article on how do cats communicate and discover why exactly does your cat knead you.

What Does Your Pet Think Of You? - What does your cat think of you?

What do smaller animals think of you?

Smaller pets such as rodents, rabbits or ferrets tend to be easily scared and more fearful in the early stages of your relationship. You need to understand that you look huge to them, and that they feel like prey every time you move near.

Despite what you might think, these animals are very grateful once you gain their trust, feeling happy when they see you and showing you affection.

As for fish, they can barely remember anything at all. Therefore, even though they see you as a big, fuzzy giant, you have no reason to worry about scaring them - your fish forget about you straight away!

What Does Your Pet Think Of You? - What do smaller animals think of you?

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