I’ve often wondered what my dog Luna is dreaming about when she’s running and barking in her sleep. Probably chasing the rabbits in the backyard of her sleeping mind or chasing the dog across the street.
Well one expert thinks she’s figured it out. Harvard Medical School psychologist Dr. Deirdre Barrett says just like us, our four-legged friends are most likely dreaming about things they experience each day.
Barrett says, “Humans dream about the same things they’re interested in by day, though more visually and less logically. There’s no reason to think animals are any different. Since dogs are generally extremely attached to their human owners, it’s likely your dog is dreaming of your face, your smell, and of pleasing or annoying you.”
If your pooch seems to be having scary dreams, Barrett says if you give them “happy daytime experiences” you can possibly improve their dreams. Also, be sure to give them a safe and comfy place to sleep at night.