Every dog lover and each dog parent has millions of questions regarding what their adorable companion thinks and dreams, or about what goes on in between those dog ears while you play, train or just cuddle up on the couch for the evening.

We dog lovers are already aware of the fact that our dogs love us. Of course, one cannot have any doubt about it as you can witness it by the way they look at you or smile at you. Moreover, they show their love for us with every wag of their tail!

Though we may be sure of our dog’s love for us, one cannot but wonder at times about how much they love us or what it is that our pets actually get from this relationship.

Due to the hard work of some scientists and their relentless pursuit to understand the complicated relationship between human and dog we can now have answers to at least some of those million questions.

As stated in an article by Mic, “Not only do dogs seem to love us back, they actually see us as their family. It turns out that dogs rely on humans more than they do their own kind for affection, protection and everything in between.”

 

It’s no secret that dogs use their sense of smell to understand their surroundings. Based on this knowledge, a neuroimaging study was undertaken by the Emory University scientists to record how a dog’s brain processes its sense of smell.