Why The Guilty Dog?
Yes, dogs can tell when you’re mad or sad. According to a study published in Current Biology, dogs can “discriminate human facial expressions.” And, as a pet owner, you already know that your dog knows when you’re angry or sad or happy.
The real question you should be asking is: Why do dogs look so guilty? Yes, they are cute when they look at you with those sorrowful eyes`. But, why do they even care what you think? Why do they seem to care so much when you’re mad? Perhaps it’s a simple as to fall back on that famous cliche about dogs being “man’s best friend.” Of course, for others, they may be afraid of whatever punishment they know awaits them.