An old adage about dogs

Is the old concept of dogs being able to tell if someone is good or bad true? Do they have some inborn sense to judge a person?


I have seen a child moving his hand over dogs head
And the dog also loved it
So far so good…
But the very next day the child punched dogs head
And the dog bit him
So the dog didnt know whether the child is good or bad
When the child attacked the dog bit his leg

So you see a dog going to bunch of people to see if they give food but instead gets stones and kicks

Well this is what I usually see in the streets

See it many times.


I think most likely it is the dog reacting to their owner’s subtle body language clues (assuming the owner is nearby). They’re quite good at picking up on non-verbal cues from humans, even ones we may not recognise in ourselves.

I can certainly attest to this old adage though:

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it is too dark to read.


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Dogs don’t have that silly sense or morality of good and bad so no dogs are more they can sense who they like or who they dont like, or your anxiety around them, things like that.