An expert believes she has uncovered the secret what dogs dream . Dr Deirdre Barrett, a psychologist Harvard Medical School, conducted research dog dreams and concluded that, other things, dogs dream their owners. Dr Barrett said canine dreams were comparable to those we have: "Humans dream about the same things they're interested by day….There's no reason to think animals are any different. Since dogs are generally extremely attached their human owners, it's likely your dog is dreaming your face, your smell and of pleasing or annoying you." The psychologist even advised pet owners to give their pets "happy daytime experiences" to make sure they have nice dreams.
Dr Barrett stated that there is no way knowing certain what dogs see when they dream. Research isn't even close to disclosing that mystery human dreams. Her conclusions are based the fact that canines and other mammals have a sleep cycle that is similar the human cycle. This includes a period activity called REM (Rapid Eye Movement), which is the part the sleep cycle when humans dream. She said: "That certainly makes it the best guess that other mammals are dreaming too." Dr Barrett also explained the reason that dogs move their legs while they are asleep. She said they are probably acting their dreams so their legs move a running motion their sleep.