You and your dog share a special connection. You come home to him, he greets you at the door and it seems like he’s asking you how your day has been. You both eat at the same time, and you both watch television together in the evening. You share a daily walk and you even share your stories with him. Sometimes it even seems like he’s sharing stories with you too. But one day you’re sitting at the table and look across and he is sitting there too. He’s essentially a knife and fork short of having good table manners. That is when you start to ask yourself, “Does My Dog Think He’s a Person?” Well, we have the four ways you can tell if your dog thinks he’s a person.
You Share the Table
Now it is perfectly normal to have dinner at the same time as your dog. It’s a matter of convenience really. You come home, you make yourself dinner, and you toss a bowl of kibble for the pup. There is nothing wrong with that. Sometimes your furry little friend will come and wait for scraps at your feet. Once again, not that uncommon. It’s when you make yourself a place at the table and little Bruiser decides that he gets a place to. You have now moved the kibble bowl to the table and you’ve attached a napkin to his collar so he doesn’t make a mess. All you need now is him to be able to have conversations about religion and politics and you have the perfect dinner guest.
He has a Favorite Television Show
Now we all know that dogs like to sit in the same room as us when we’re watching television. They like the company, and let’s be honest, you do too. Sometimes they even join us on the couch and cuddle up. They may even bark at certain commercials and yes, it is a little funny. But does your dog have a favorite television show? Does he sit at the couch in-front of the television every night at the same time waiting for it to start? Does he bark at the screen waiting for his favorite characters to appear? Well, he may think that he has a favorite show and he may even think that he is people.
He Believes the Bed is for Him
So you’ve come home and shared dinner with your furry little best friend, you’ve watched television and shared in your favorite drama, but alas the night is getting close to an end and you’re ready to go to sleep before you have to wake up, work, and repeat. So, you say goodnight, you pull up the blanket and you turn the lights off. Then you hear it; the wheeze, the struggle, and the movement of sheets. You think, “Oh no” but it is too late. He’s in the bed with you and preparing for midnight snuggles. Turns out your dog may think he’s people.
He Talks Back
One of the nice things about your friends is you can confide in them, you can have conversations and they can help you out in times of need with much needed advice, wisdom, etc… One of the nice things about a furry friend is the freedom from judgement, and a warm smile when you come home. You can say whatever you want and you don’t get a peep back. But then one day you notice you start to tell your story and he starts to speak back. You hear a bark, or a woof, or a mix between the two and you go, “Oh that’s weird” but you continue…And so does he. He thinks he’s joining in on the conversation. And that is when your dog thinks he’s people.
So those are some of the ways that you can tell if your pooch things he’s becoming a person. It’s always really interesting to hear and see the different ways. We’d love to know ways your dog acts like a person. Comment below and let us know!