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People Vow Not To Leave Pets After Watching Video Of Home Alone Dog

Pet owners have vowed never to go away their furry friends alone after watching home surveillance footage of a dog left on its own. you'll watch the footage here:



The video was shared on Reddit with the caption: "This surveillance camera catches the instant a dog took his owner's shoe and slept beside this showing what proportion he misses his owner while he was at work."

The clip went viral, receiving 112,000 upvotes, with many of us stating that they couldn't bear the thought of leaving their pet so seemingly lonely.

One person said: "That's it. I'm never leaving my dog alone again."

Another commented: "That broke my heart a bit! Needs a lover , I think. So lonely."

A third added: "Dear diary, my dearest human has once more vanished without a trace. All I even have left to recollect them by may be a shoe, which I even have taken to the couch to roll in the hay and remember them..."

Another wrote: "I don't think I could attend work after seeing that."

But what can we reckon people? is that this footage unequivocal proof that this dog is desperately lonely and looking for their owner? Or are all of the above people being a touch melodramatic a few dog learning a shoe?



Well, I suppose we'll never know for sure; however, we do know that dogs can feel extremely anxious once they are without their owners.

Speaking to LADbible, Dr Sean O'Hara, lecturer in wildlife cognition and behavior at the University of Salford, explained: "Today, although we [dogs and people] now occupy an equivalent group , there's a problem therein we come from different evolutionary group backgrounds.

"Humans sleep in a fission-fusion social organization - one where, over the course of one day, groups join, dissolve, fragment and meet again, all with groupings of varying composition. Dogs have experienced this type of social living for a way shorter period of their evolutionary history than we, having evolved living in fully cohesive groups, i.e. ones that do not temporarily fragment.

"Social isolation is therefore often problematic to them and that they can experience anxiety thanks to separation.

"It's also true that with dogs being social animals they're likely to feel less secure in those times they're left in social isolation. Social animals have be shown to crave social contact when isolated quite food."

So yeah, leaving for work a day just got even harder. What's more, dogs don't understand time, meaning 'when you allow you're gone from their world'. But before you go handing in your notice, consider the subsequent consolation.

Dr O'Hara added: "Does that basically mean that you simply not exist to your dog once you leave the space or leave to figure for the day? Research suggests actually no.


"Although dogs don't appear to possess an understanding of your time , they are doing learn through simpler 'associative learning' means you'll return. Thus, anxiety is probably going to be initially present but most dogs will learn - though not understand - that you simply will eventually return."
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