Have you ever looked your dog in the eye and wondered what interesting thoughts are in his head? Is it something insightful and profound about awesome he thinks you are? Maybe your smart dog is plotting the next object that he will steal and quietly destroy? Probably he's just hungry and is dreaming of treats, but, to be sure, "Thoughts of Dog" has the answers.

Brought to you by the people behind the 'We Rate Dogs' page, Thoughts of Dog is wholesome, sweet and funny and is sure to resonate with dog lovers everywhere. You can really imagine your beloved pooch thinking these kinds of funny thoughts! With a huge following of over 2.3 million, perhaps Thoughts of Dog is helping humans and dogs everywhere to gain a better understanding of each other. Or maybe we all just need a bit of the light relief that only the mind of a silly doggie can provide?

Either way, following on from our previous post, here are some of our favorite dog thoughts from philosophical pooches, the perfect way to brighten up your Monday morning. Enjoy!

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TheExtremeSmell
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1 year ago

I love when they bring what is essentially a small tree to you like look what I found?!

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So what do dogs really think? Truth is, there is an awful lot that we don't know about canine psychology. This fact, together with longstanding myths about dogs, their behaviour and training, means that there are many misconceptions about our furry friends.

In his book Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do, Marc Berkoff explores the current scientific knowledge about dogs' psychology and emotions, busting a few myths along the way. Psychology today looked at a few of them:

Dogs live in the present: Sometimes this is uttered as a scientific fact; sometimes it is an anodyne cliche about how “zen” dogs are — happy with the here and now, and not always fretting like we do about what happened yesterday or what might happen tomorrow. Either way, it isn’t true. We know from a range of studies that dogs anticipate and plan for the future, and have thoughts about and memories of the past. Anyone who lives with a dog rescued from an abusive or neglectful home knows this well: Past experiences shape who a dog is, and trauma leaves a mark. 

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Lauren Caswell
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1 year ago

Lol nothing better than having to reassure everyone not to believe it, yes i do feed the pet ^-^

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

A fake ball throw, that's a no-no...

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Dogs love us unconditionally: The problem with this statement is that it gives the impression that love is a one-way street, and our dogs love us no matter who we are, what we do, or how poorly we treat them. Actually, no: Dogs have conditions, just like we do.


All dogs need is a soft bed and food in a bowl: A soft bed and nutritious and tasty food are essential basics. But dogs need a lot more from us. Dogs rely on us for intellectual and emotional stimulation and social support. To really give our dogs what they need, we must understand who they are! We need to try to see the world from a dog’s perspective so that we can provide them with an interesting and meaningful life. As a small example, we may think of a dog walk as providing physical exercise to keep our dogs fit and slim. But dogs also need to be able to exercise their senses, particularly their sense of smell. On average, a dog will spend about one-third of her time sniffing, if given the choice. So we might consider making about one-third of each dog walk about letting our friend explore with his or her nose. 

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TheExtremeSmell
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1 year ago

Sounds like a first date

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

It's not okay, I agree with you!!

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You shouldn't hug a dog:  An article in the New York Times claimed that hugging dogs makes them uncomfortable and can increase the risk of bites, especially for children. Fine. This much is true: Some dogs don’t like to be hugged, and we should respect their personal space and find other ways to show our affection. The problem, according Bekoff, is that the take-home message of “don’t hug” only applies to some dogs.

Other dogs DO like to be hugged, and some like to be hugged under certain circumstances but not others, or by certain people but not others. There is no such thing as "The Dog," and we can’t generalize about what dogs like and don’t like, because each one is a unique individual. Know your dog.

How many of these myths had you heard before? If dogs could talk, what do you think they'd say about it? Scroll down to enjoy the rest of the tweets, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago (edited)

"and feed me".

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

... and everything is going to be OK!

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

Happy feet, happy feet!

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

Ah, the taste of freedom!

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

Awesome canine philosophy!

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

That unconditional love is always reciprocated!

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

Every day is a good dog day.

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

Plus, dog time is different from human time.

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

And you have to obey the law.

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Kathy Baylis
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1 year ago

My dog, Scruffy, won't sleep in his bed unless there's a towel or something that smells like my husband and I in it. So, when those articles have to be washed, we rub them on our heads and arms before putting them back in his beds (he has one in the living room downstairs and one in the bedroom upstairs). When I'm sorting the dirty laundry into piles on the floor, he lays on them too. As long as it smells like mom and dad, he knows he's safe, and can relax and sleep.

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

Framed by the cat, I guess.

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

Yes, we have to treasure such moments, not knowing "how long any of us have"...

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

Good advice, sometimes we forget the beauty around us.

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Lemon Garnished Potato
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1 year ago

duly noted. Ima make that a poster and stick it on my wall to look at :)

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

Much better than my own accomplishments... LOL

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

"My fur is a fashion statement"

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TheExtremeSmell
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1 year ago

It is weird dogs acceptance of eating ice cubes

AzKhaleesi
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1 year ago

we call them ice biscuits and the pups loooove them....and they're free. so win / win

Jennie-Lind Normand
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1 year ago

My dog loves ice cubes! But from now on they will be known as crunch water

Dogloverz17
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1 year ago

Omg! Crunch water is my favorite!!!

Ellie Ragsdale
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1 year ago

Yes same here. My mom has a crunch water maker called Opal, which makes little crunchy nuggets of crunch water.

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Dani
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1 year ago

Made my day!

Harleen
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1 year ago

Crunchy water is nom, but dog, there are MORE possibilities. Crunch broth -chicken and beef flavors!! Crunch yogurt. Crunch watermelon. CRUNCH PEANUT BUTTER. You. Can. Crunch. (almost) ANYTHING.

Pheonix
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1 year ago

Ice cubes will, from now on, be known as crunch water

HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
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1 year ago

My dogs love a bit of ice too, i just make sure they aren't crunching too ferociously, ice is not great for teeth.

stanleyscout
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1 year ago

This one is my favorite! Glad it made the short list!

Ang.stl
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1 year ago

My dog llluuurrrrvvvvssssss ice!! Even if she has one that she’s chewing on one, and I put another in her water bowl, she runs and grabs that one too, so that she has ALL the brunch!!

PAN-cake ;)
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1 year ago

Cronch*

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Dana
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1 year ago

This doggo is wise

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

Fren Sebastian must love the adventures too!

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Lauren Caswell
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1 year ago

Skittle under the fridge!

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Gonzalo Terán
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1 year ago

Yes you are, Doggo!

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

And that, my fren, is a very smart dog!

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

I'd be eternally grateful too, because... pancakes!

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Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

A doorbell noise, a cat meowing, a fire alarm... TV offers endless possibilities...

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Dana
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1 year ago

SO MUCH PRESSURE!!!

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