Can a dog forget the one he loves, even after a long separation?
Sometimes a person needs to leave for a long time, and he worries that the dog will quickly forget him. And, counting the days before a new meeting, she is afraid that the pet will not even remember him. Can a dog forget the one he loves?
Dog thinking remains a mystery to people in many ways, but researchers nevertheless tend to believe that it is not so different from human. Dogs can create and store memories, just like people, and just like us, they can forget. Dogs also have illnesses, such as something like Alzheimer's, which can make animals lose their memories. But if we leave aside the disease, the question remains: can dogs forget the owner if they do not see him for a long time?
The best evidence of the magnificent memory of our favorites can be considered cases that we learn about. For example, there are many touching videos on the Internet about how the owner returns home after many years of separation, and his best friend goes crazy with delight. And stories about dogs that have been waiting for owners for years - why not proof?
These stories prove that our best friends remember the tiniest details regarding their beloved people - from appearance to smell. We can say that their perception is “imprisoned” under the adored owners.
The dog will surely remember the person with whom it has pleasant associations.And even if she does not recognize him at first glance, a second later she will definitely understand that in front of her is her most beloved creature in the world.
Experts did not agree on whether dogs can forget the person they love. But when you read the story of Hachiko or when you return home after an absentee (albeit not lasting for many years) and see the delight of your pet - what other proof is needed?