I have a couple of comments on this nicely articulated and researched story on something dog owners “know” but are not sure we understand.
- When my children were young and had nightmares and were afraid, the dog was a GREAT comfort. I told them — “If” there are monsters, ghosts and demons the dog will KNOW, the dog will “detect these things” AND the dog will fight for you.
- I had learned as an adult when I didn’t have a dog next to my bed for a number of years I didn’t sleep soundly. I could have a gun under my pillow and still someone sneaks up on me. Not happening with a dog next to me and then the dog will fight while you get the gun. A good dog & you don’t even need a gun.