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Sounds very scientific and a bit too geeky for most it seems...

But has anyone studied this and can anyone demonstrate a good understanding of basic quantum physics?

Ive been getting into it for a while, and whilst a good deal of it is well beyond me I do truly think that quantum physics is what governs the connection between all life forms on this planet including our relationship to one another and especially the inseperable bond between us and our dogs.

Never more clearly and concisely can quantum physics be illustrated than the classic 'dog knowing instictively when its owner is leaving for home' phenomenon.

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Never more clearly and concisely can quantum physics be illustrated than the classic 'dog knowing instictively when its owner is leaving for home' phenomenon.

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Dunno about all the quantum physics stuff but as far as dogs knowing when I'm leaving for home it's only cuz I taught 'em how to tell time.
 

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You must have heard people's stories whose dogs get up at the window and somehow know when they are returning home?
 

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I feel like that would have something to do with them being able to identify the sound of your car and they can hear it coming down the road. Humans are smarter than dogs, but they don't have ESP or anything. So its hard for me to believe that dogs can tell when I leave work 30 mins away from from home.
 

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Studies and experiments have shown that without any outside assistance (car sounds etc) certain dogs can predict the return of their owner.

To the extent that even if the owner intends to return home but on the way something sets them off course and they dont arrive on time (or at all) the dog reacts as if the owner is coming home at roughly the moment when he/she decides to make that trip.

Its a little documented phenomenon but its certainly not make believe.
 

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Our JRT goes to the front of the house and looks out the window about 20 minutes before the school bus stops at our house on weekdays.The bus is several miles away when she starts looking. She does not do this on the weekends. Our AB shows no such intuition!
 

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Hmmm I'd have to see the actual study on this. How do scientists determine that a dog "knows" their owner is coming home since the dog can't talk. Does he go to the window? Could it just be he knows its around that time for his owner to come home so he goes to the window to wait?
 

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Bring your trailer and. I can let you pick from several ponies to make your very own! Horse market is really bad these days.
I wish! I can't have one unless it lives in my bedroom :lol: Plus I need a larger pony... I'd look awful funny on a 13 hand pony ;)

He is real! I almost caught him last year. This year I'm going put a bear trap in our fire place AND by the Christmas tree. :D
I would suggest a net instead of a bear trap. I think it might be a little traumatic for kids to wake up to a blood trail around the Christmas tree LOL
 

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Whether or not youre right about the dogs bit Steph doesnt disprove Quantum Physics one bit, quantum physics is definitely not hocus pocus.

As for the tests they used this criterion and some of the dogs still displayed this sixth sense, if you will.


  • Responding to routine – the owner would leave home at a randomly selected time
    Sensory cueing from owner – the owner would return from a location which is sufficiently far away to eliminate such cues
    Sensory cueing from people remaining with the pet – no one who remains with the pet would know when the owner will return
    Selective memory – the experimenter would make a complete and accurate recording of the pet's behavior

    Multiple guesses – the owner's behavior or intention that allegedly causes the pet to signal their return would be clearly determined before the start of the experiment

    Misremembering – both owner and pet should be carefully monitored during the experiment to determine when they carried out the relevant behaviors

    Selective matching – anyone attempting to judge the record of the pet's behavior and decide when (s)he made the appropriate signal should not know when the owner started to return home
 

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I feel like that would have something to do with them being able to identify the sound of your car and they can hear it coming down the road. Humans are smarter than dogs, but they don't have ESP or anything. So its hard for me to believe that dogs can tell when I leave work 30 mins away from from home.
The wife and I are on tight schedules. We come and go at exactly the same time every day. Not much variance in our schedules at all. My rottie is exceptionally keen when it comes to this. She will park herself in front of the door approx. 20 minutes before either one of us gets home. I think she's tuned into the consistency of our schedules.
 

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I suggest you start listening to George Norie or Art Bell on Coast to Coast. Maybe it has something to do with parralell demensions.
 
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