Your Dog’s Personality Changes Over Time…

By Hope Bidegainberry on March 1, 2019
Energetic Hound, Australian Cattle Dog mixed breed dog hoping to be adopted

If you’re thinking about getting a dog because you feel it’ll help you get off the couch and moving around . . . maybe don’t.  In a few years, you and your dog will be on the couch together.

A new study out of Michigan State University found that dogs’ personalities change over time. They actually take on some of the big personality traits from their owners.

The researchers found that people who are outgoing had dogs that were more active and excitable . . . people who are unhappy had dogs that were more fearful and harder to train, and agreeable people had dogs that were less aggressive.

The results were a surprise to the researchers, who say,  “We expected the dogs’ personalities to be fairly stable because they don’t have wild lifestyle changes like humans do, but they actually change a lot.” 

What do you think? Does your dog have your personality?!

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