Having a bad day? Be careful how you behave around your dog. A new study finds that dogs can read the emotions tied to their owners’ facial expressions, and a bad mood can cause their heart rates to spike. Researchers from the University of Bari Aldo Moro discovered that our beloved pooches may know us far better than our friends and family. The study shows that while humans wear their emotions on their faces, dogs divulge their feelings about our moods in the directions they turn their heads.
More specifically, if a person appears happy, angry, or frightened, dogs will turn their heads to the left. But if the owner reveals a look of surprise, a dog is more prone to looking to the right.
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