One of the best feelings in the world is cuddling with your dog and watching them peacefully fall asleep in your arms. Like, really, name one better achievement. There's few when it comes to your pup!

And one thing we often wonder is, what exactly is our dog dreaming about? Sometimes they twitch, make noise, or even wag their tail while sleeping. ​So what's going on in their sweet heads of theirs?


Different ​studies have been done that have basically all come to the same conclusion: Dog dreams aren't too different than ours. Sure, they might not be as intense or complicated, but they work the same way ours do. Both dogs and humans experience Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, where dreams occur. And for both of us, dreams copy things we've seen; the replaying of memories.

“Humans dream about the same things they’re interested in by day," Dr Deirdre Barrett from the Clinical and Evolutionary Psychologist at Harvard Medical School said to People Magazine.

"There’s no reason to think animals are any different. Since dogs are generally extremely attached to their human owners, it’s likely your dog is dreaming of your face, your smell and of pleasing or annoying you," she continued.


Since you're (let's hope) the central part of your dog's everyday experience, it's safe to assume they're dreaming of you! This is enough to make us melt.

And when asked how to improve the quality of your pup's dreams, Dr. Barrett explained:

"The best way to give ourselves or our children better dreams is to have happy daytime experiences and to get plenty of sleep in a safe and comfortable environment. It’s a good bet this is also best for pets’ dreams."


Well, you heard it from the expert! Shower your dogs with the same love you would your own child, and their dreams will reflect that. You don't have to tell us twice!