My Yellow Labrador, Sanchez, is approaching 11 years of age. On rare occasion, he needs to go outside in the middle of the night to relieve. But, instead of barking or climbing the stairs to my bedroom to alert me, as he might have in his youth, he just stands at the front door. Meanwhile, my younger Black Lab, Gina, comes and finds me to tell me that Sanchez needs to go out. How does she know that Sanchez needs to go out, and how does she know to tell me? Do Sanchez and Gina (pictured in main photo) communicate with each other?
While there is much research that shows that dogs communicate with each other through their body language, this type of communication seems to be a little bit different. Gina just intuitively knows to seek my help and communicate Sanchez’s needs to me. Have your pets ever communicated for each other? Thanks for sharing your story in a comment below.
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