We’ve always wondered and suspected, but now it turns out the proof is in the pudding! Research suggests that dogs can tell our moods just by looking at our facial expressions. According to a study published in Current Biology, dogs were able to differentiate from happy and angry expressions after being given a series of photographs to examine. Dogs then inspected the photos – which only partially revealed the faces – and it was discovered the canines were more inclined to single out the happy faces over the angry ones. “Our results suggest that the successful dogs realized that a smiling mouth means the same thing as smiling eyes,” said Corsin Müller, the study’s author, according to Scientific America.

Now what does this mean for us? Well, it’s the beginning of proving our dogs are quite in tune with our emotions! And it could potentially demonstrate that our moods have an effect on our dogs.

So don’t get too much in a fuss next time you’re struggling to potty train your dog! Never yell at your pooch, and always remain consistent with food and potty schedules. Don’t forget that our DoggieLawns will come in handy! Our dog sod potty patches will keep him indoors for an easy potty solution. Simply place your dog sod litter box inside your apartment for an outdoor-free experience. Your outdoor dog litter box can easily be used indoors, and picking up your dog’s potty is a breeze since it’s all contained on the dog litter box. We also carry poop baggies that come in a variety of colors and fun patterns to match your stylish pooch!

Photo: Smiling Dog [explore]; Allen Skyy;https://flic.kr/p/8FaxFZ
Credit: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dogs-can-tell-happy-or-angry-human-faces/
http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(14)01693-5