Why do Shiba Inus come to us during family quarrels?


Why do Shiba Inus come to us during family quarrels?


Families having indoor dogs often have an experience in which dogs approach them during family quarrels.

You may think, "Does it want me to stop quarreling?" or you may feel soothed and your anger may go away.


Actually, the truth is as you thought.

Dogs are sensitive to people's emotions. And a dog with a strong sense of group will feel strong anxiety when its families start fighting.

So the anxious dog will come to you to try to calm things down.

It may bring its favorite toys or even nuzzle to you.

This is a kind of calming signal, a behavior to calm down the other person.





Family quarrels are much more stressful to dogs than their owners think.


It may be inevitable to have a quarrel, but you should try to make up for it as soon as possible for the sake of your dog.