This little boy goes to preschool for 2 hours a day, and for a dog that feels like eternity. Max the German Shepherd cries when he walks through the door.
Why do dogs not understand time?
Dogs are often said to be “man’s best friend.” They provide us with companionship, love, and loyal support. But there is one area where dogs seem to fall short: they do not seem to understand the concept of time. While humans have a notion of past, present, and future, dogs live in the moment and do not appear to grasp the idea that time passes. This is evident when we leave them home alone for a few hours and come back to find them just as excited to see us as if we had been gone for days. In their defense, it could be argued that dogs are simply more attuned to the present moment than we are and that they enjoy our company no matter how long we’ve been away. Or maybe they just understand that time is precious and that every moment spent with us is a moment to be treasured. Either way, it’s clear that dogs are pretty amazing creatures.
Dogs live in the moment and do not understand the concept of time. They do not know that yesterday exists or that tomorrow will come. For them, only the present matters. This is why they do not understand when their owners leave them alone and do not know how long they will be gone. This can often lead to separation anxiety, as dogs become overwhelmed with fear and worry when they are left alone. Their understanding of time also explains why dogs are so excited to see their owners after they have been away for even a short period of time. To a dog, it feels like their owner has been gone forever, and they are thrilled to finally be reunited. In many ways, it is this simple lack of understanding that makes dogs such special creatures. They may not be able to tell time, but they always remember the people who matter most to them.