An believes she has uncovered the of what dogs dream about. Dr Deirdre Barrett, a at Harvard Medical School, conducted into dog dreams and concluded that, among other things, dogs dream about their . Dr Barrett said canine dreams were to those we have: "Humans dream about the same things they're interested in by day….There's no 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 , your smell and of or annoying you." The psychologist even advised pet owners to give their pets "happy daytime " to make sure they have nice dreams.
Dr Barrett stated that there is no way of knowing for what dogs see when they dream. Research isn't even close to disclosing that with human dreams. Her are based on the fact that and other mammals have a sleep that is similar to the human cycle. This includes a of activity called REM (Rapid Eye Movement), which is the part of the sleep cycle when humans dream. She said: "That makes it the best guess that other are dreaming too." Dr Barrett also explained the reason that dogs move their legs while they are asleep. She said they are acting out their dreams so their legs move in a running in their sleep.