Are guide dogs happy?

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When you see a guide dog on the job, it is extremely important that you recognize that it is at work.

Guide dogs work very hard every day, but they lead extremely happy lives, full of lots of attention and stimulation.

Dogs only end up working as Guide dogs if they absolutely love the work.

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Dogs have the same emotions as a human 2 year-old child.

Since most of us routinely read emotions in our Dogs (wagging tail means happy, cringing means afraid and so forth) it may be difficult to believe that the existence of real emotions in Dogs was, and in some places still is, a point of scientific controversy.

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People forget that vision is not the primary sense in dogs.

The fact is dogs don't need sighted eyes to live a normal, healthy and fun life.

Blind dogs can even participate in agility training! MYTH: Blind and Blind-deaf dogs can't enjoy life so it's humane to put them down.

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Although any dog (like any person) can be born deaf, congenital deafness is most common in dogs with white, piebald or merle markings, notably in breeds such as the Dalmatian.

In aging dogs, as in aging people, gradual hearing loss is common.

In many cases people will not notice a dog's hearing loss until it's severe.

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Dogs have the same emotions as a human 2 year-old child.

Since most of us routinely read emotions in our Dogs (wagging tail means happy, cringing means afraid and so forth) it may be difficult to believe that the existence of real emotions in Dogs was, and in some places still is, a point of scientific controversy.

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Dogs can be very affectionate and grow sad when their owner is away from the home and can get very excited when you return.

This is also true for guests.

Dogs who love people will get excited when a person comes around, and so when someone new comes to the home it feels like a treat, like something special.

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Dogs have the same emotions as a human 2 year-old child.

Since most of us routinely read emotions in our Dogs (wagging tail means happy, cringing means afraid and so forth) it may be difficult to believe that the existence of real emotions in Dogs was, and in some places still is, a point of scientific controversy.

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In general, a happy dog will have relaxed body language.

These are some of the physical signs of a happy dog: A soft, partially open mouth.

Ears that are relaxed, not pulled back or taut with alertness.

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