Do Your Pets Communicate For Each Other?

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?

Telling Secrets


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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Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Magdalena J.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thank you!

Janice Thompson
Janice Thompson3 years ago

Of course, they communicate with each other.

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe3 years ago

We just got a new kitten. My older cats do not like her at all.
At first they all went around hissing and meowing at her and at the other cats. Maybe that is their way of telling each other to watch out for her because she is different.
It's been a week now, and at least some of the older cats are not hissing at her any longer. They just watch her like a hawk to see what she is doing.
One of my boys comes to me and meows for more hugs now because he doesn't like me feeding and playing with her.

Sarah MacDonald
Sarah MacDonald3 years ago

When I was adopted by Jake the kitty, his brother Gizmo joined our family, too, and immediately adopted my husband as his person. My furry boys had special calls they only used for one another.

Alas, Gizmo died quite young and quite suddenly due to a heart ailment. We were all distraught, but Jake was hit the hardest. For several weeks, he spent half the night roaming the house calling for Gizzy.

One day, he stopped looking. After that, his entire vocabulary changed. He now uses a completely different set of vocalizations to ask for playtime, demand a snuggle, request a ride up the stairs, and let us know when his box has gotten unpleasant to use or his food bowl is empty.

If you pay attention, you will definitely see your pets communicate with one another and with you.

Julie c.
Past Member 3 years ago


Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Janis K.
Janis K3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Barb Hansen
Ba H3 years ago

sure why not?

j A3 years ago

interesting observations