By Diane Ako
HOW do dogs know when you're about to do something they like? Or dislike, for that matter?
Inca always knows when we're about to go for a walk/run. She starts whining and getting all worked up. I just don't get it.
Every single time, when I'm headed towards the door in my exercise gear WITH the intention to take her, she seems to read my mind. I've not said a word about it.
On the other hand, when I have decided to bathe her, she also knows and hides. It can be as simple and as early in the process as, mentally deciding I'm going to do this and walking out the door.
Before I've pulled out the hose or the shampoo, she's in her hiding spot. Sure, like I can't see the 70 pound black mass of fur cowering in the shrubbery.
Claus says she's reading my intention. What do you think clues dogs to their owner's plans?