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    Default Do you believe that dogs can love?

    I know this sort of topic has been done before, but I was kind of wondering for the first time the other day whether dogs could love, and then if you do think dogs can love, what has made you think this?

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    I have never questioned that dogs can love. All my life I have read about, heard about and experienced affection from dogs. There are many true tales of devoted dogs In every country. My dog likes my husband fine and enjoys his company but tonight when he got home alone she looked for me. I guess it depends on what you mean by love. Do they experience the cerebral reflective part, no. Do they feel, absolutely.

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    I find it difficult to understand the loyalty of dogs if they can't love ....

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    Hell yeah !! Without a doubt.

    But then it makes me wonder why 'The littlest Hobo' would always bugger off to find his next family to help ......leaving the last mob devastated (and me too !!)
    That bloody dog broke my heart every episode when i was a little tacker!!


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    On that Martin Clunes doco that followed the guide dog through her life, they stated that it has been proven that dogs get that endorphin rush just as we do when we cuddle them and give them lots of lovin. And I see it on my dogs face, and hear it in their breathing when we have big cuddles. Yep, I reckon they love

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    Damn you Sean I had completely forgotten about the Littlest Hobo. All that long forgotten sorrow recalled. Lol

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    In short - Yes!
    Feel free to have a look at our canine health supplement site - kingly-pet.com

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    Yes, Love, grief, gratitude and a few more that my brain cannot put to a keyboard just now.

    Canine Corner | Psychology Today

    I have not read all the articles , only one that I cannot find now
    that stated dogs do not have empathy.
    (which I do not agree with)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbsecurity View Post
    Yes, Love, grief, gratitude and a few more that my brain cannot put to a keyboard just now.

    Canine Corner | Psychology Today

    I have not read all the articles , only one that I cannot find now
    that stated dogs do not have empathy.
    (which I do not agree with)
    I can make my dog yawn by yawning myself which I believe is a sign of empathy, voluntary or not

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    Yes, dogs can love like us.
    And yes, sometimes they love folks and its not reciprocated, but just like humans, they soldier on in loveless relationships.

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