The human brain attempts to make sense of our daily lives via the medium of dreaming. Our dreams tend to be a confusing combination of the real world and a fantasy land most of us know as 'dreamland'. We reach this place during the second stage of our sleep patterns. The first is known as 'slow wave sleep' (SWS) and the second is known as 'rapid eye movement' (REM). It is during the latter that we dream and if this period is interrupted or prevented, it can leave us agitated, anxious and irritable when we are awake.
Of course, we are not the only species with the ability to dream. Scientists have carried out intensive studies into the activity within the brains of other animals during sleep to discover if they dream and to ascertain an indication of what they may dream about. Known for twitching, barking or 'running' while they are sleeping, dogs are prime candidates for research.
Cats and dogs are very different in the way they show a human affection. A dog is a lot more loyal than a cat. Many people treat their dog the same as they would treat a child.
Tip 1 - Make sure that your dog's collar has attached to it an identification tag that shows their name, your name and your contact details. Generally it is best if you just place a phone number on which you can be contacted. By including this on your dog's collar you are increasing the chances of them being returned to you if they get lost or runaway.