- 2 months ago
Animals have no concept of death.
- bluebonnetgrannyLv 72 months ago
Yes. Their, they're, there, which one should you have used?
From an immediate logical point of view, when/if their food doesn't turn up, of course. Some dogs will miss their owner, eventually, one way or another. Some most certainly have the ability to grieve.
I suppose it depends on the circumstances.
- JojoLv 72 months ago
The dog `knows` the owner is no longer around, but I doubt it is fully aware that the owner is actually dead.
Even if it sees the dead body, it still may look for the owner afterwards for a while or appear anxious.
So no, it does not register in the dogs brain that its owner is dead.Source(s): GSD owner for 57 years.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
Yes, when an owner dies there, the dog realizes it and avoids that place.
Dogs have been seen to grieve their owner that has died nobody quite knows exactly to what extent the dog understands death but the dog is in obvious distress when their owner dies