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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook DOGS : Actually dream symbols can be translated directly into ordinary words. To understand such dreams its possible to simply read an ordinary dictionary and see how such meanings apply to your day to day life. For instance a dog can be translated into the word "loyalty" or "faith" as dogs are highly associated with such qualities. So if you had a dog dream then try to see how the theme of loyalty fits in with your recent thoughts. One dog dream in the studies followed from a day when the dreamer was thinking about a friend who did not show as much support and loyalty as wished for. So we can see that the dog dream seems to be linked to that issue.

There are other meanings of dogs in dreams. Read the following questions and try to see how the dream fits in with your recent thoughts and feelings.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Do you wish that others would follow your ideas and leadership?
- Did you expect more loyalty yesterday?
- Is someone just too devoted to you?
- Did you encroach on someone's territory yesterday?

KEY WORDS : Devoted, trust, loyalty, faithfully following, territoriality, sensing danger

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "he is devoted to me and does everything I say"
- "a close bond of trust and ability to stick by each other during difficult times"
- "I was expecting more from you"
- "I thought he was a trusted friend"
- "I expected more loyalty"
- "I just do not want to offend him as he has been helpful"
- "follow my lead"
- "very devoted to his ideas"
- "faithfully follow that style"
- "sensing danger"
- "its my office!" - "he is on my patch"


SEE ALSO : Lions : Spiders : Alligators : Puppies : Dogs : Cats : Sharks : Horses : Ants : Birds
DREAM STUDIES : Dogs : Animals : Snakes and spiders : Dogs
METHODS : For a full explanation of the methods used in this dream study CLICK HERE
Below you will see a series of quotes. Each quote represents the meaning of a particular dream(these are all dreams where the meaning is understood totally). For instance one dream may have meant that the dreamer was having trouble at work. In that case the quote may simply be "There is a bad atmosphere at work". Some information is included about which dream symbols were included in the dream(within the squares brackets). Often a sample dream is included which shows you how the dream interpretation was reached.
DREAM ANALYSIS : Dream analysis of dogs?

Dogs in dreams have several meanings.

Dogs are pack animals and so can symbolise people who are devoted to you. E.g.

"Well I ended the relationship with my boyfriend but really I am not sure why. He is VERY DEVOTED."[Dream analysis - Accidentally kills dog ][the dream which this quote is based upon is featured in full at the end of this article]

"Now I have split from my boyfriend I am starting to GET ALONG with him" [Dream analysis - black puppy]

"I know I have to move to another state yet I just cannot see why I cannot continue my relationship with my boyfriend. We are so DEVOTED"[Dream symbol - golden retriever]

"My father wants me to meet some influential people and build up a NETWORK OF LOYAL CONTACTS but its really not my scene"[Dream analysis - puppy]

"Things have improved for me with my son moving back with my newly born grandchild. I can show my DEVOTION now "[Dream analysis - dogs ]

"I really cannot trust my sister. She has just erased all of my writing from seven years on my computer. She doesn't care either - its just so annoying"[Dream symbol - black dog runs away ]

"I can sense something is wrong with my husband but he will not talk about it. I am not about to give up my marriage but I do expect a closer bond between us and an ability to stick by each other during difficult times. Right now he seems distant"[Dream analysis - lose my dog]

Dogs faithfully follow the pack leader and will symbolise attempts to get others to faithfully follow a set of ideas. E.g.

"Hopefully given time they will listen to me and follow what I am saying"[Dream symbol - dogs]

Dogs have very strong senses and may warn of danger. E.g.

"I am trying to SENSE which is the right way for me to go in life"[Dream symbol - dog ]

Dogs are creatures of territory and will guard it fiercely. E.g.

"Its my department and I dislike her coming in and ordering people around. Its MY TERRITORY"[Dream analysis - dog barking ]

"I want to see a different doctor in my medical practice. I am not happy with my present doctor. I just do not want to offend him and upset the system. There is a right way of doing things"[Dream analysis - bitten by gaurd dog]

Similarly dogs can symbolise the need for loyalty. E.g.

"My ex has turned up and is demanding access with my kids. He is trying to show how LOYAL and COMMITTED he is"[Dream analysis - dogs]

"They feel that they have to remake these films but really the original was so much better"[Dream analysis - dog]

Dogs then symbolise territoriality, devoted people, the faithful following of an idea or person. Angry dogs symbolise how one of these is under threat somehow. E.g.

"My sister just started an argument out of the blue with my mother. It lasted all afternoon"[Dream analysis - angry Alsatian dog ]

"My husband has been diagnosed with cancer. Its going to be a tough challenge to our relationship" [Dream analysis - rotweiller ]

"I do not know why my brother will not work hard on this project. We can prove so much if it succeeds. I expected more LOYALTY "[Dream dictionary - angry white dog]

"I am sure that if I relaxed that people would not tear me apart" [Dream analysis - dog ]

In some cases dogs can be symbolic of stale ideas and ways of doing things. They show us doing the same thing everyone else does without any thought. Just following the pack. E.g.

"When I first read the book I thought it FAITHFULLY FOLLOWED the same old path that others follow yet it was also very challenging and deep in its meaning"[Dream analysis - half dog half ferret ]
DREAM TIP : Try to think of dream symbols as words. Think of dogs in dreams as representing the phrase "a true friend". Then try to write down a few quotes that capture how you feel about long term and important issues in your life. Then write down several quotes which capture your feelings about anything that happened the previous day. Think of things like "I was thinking a lot about my job yesterday and how I have enjoyed my times there", or "I have been worried about my ankle ", or "I have been thinking about buying a new car but I am not sure where the best deal is". Now look back over those quotes and see how the phrase "a true friend" could have any relevance at all. If there is a strong connection then this maybe what this dream symbol links to.
THE DREAM - There was this tiny dog was on a leash and got snagged underneath his porch while his family didn't notice. I tried pulling him out, and ended up snapping his neck, killing the poor little dog instantly. The family realized their dog was missing and pulled on the leash, only to find the dead body of their poor dog. I ran away from the scene feeling like the worst person in the world. I was only trying to help!

THE REALITY The dreamers boyfriend had just broken up with her. However, it was a real big surprise and in some ways she could not understand how the relationship broke up. There were issues but nothing that she didn't feel could be sorted out.

THE INTERPRETATION The dream came just after the dreamers break up with her boyfriend so it was obvious she was going to dream about this. The dream above all captured the immediacies of the event. It was such a surprise and at the time seemed so unnecessary. It also captured the sense that this break up happened very quickly and was in some ways an accident - just like the death of the dog. The leash is a sign of an emotional connection. The dreamer felt that she was helping her boyfriend with the issues that were in his life. The dream features a dog - they symbolise things which are good for you. For the dreamer the break up was necessary and seemed to lack any sense. It was obviously against her own best interest. The dog may even have symbolised her ex boyfriend - dogs often signify trusted relationships.

Symbolic Meanings
DOG(killed) : "death symbolises an ending - the dreamer realises she has ended a relationship"
DOG : "the dreamer realises her ex was loyal and devoted - just like a dog"
INSTANT : "it all happened very quickly"
MISSING : "something is lacking in your life - in this case she realises she is missing her ex"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "Maybe I should not have broken up with my boyfriend. There seemed to be good reasons at the time but I have a feeling I have made a mistake"

See how the Symbolic Meanings above weave together to form a key insight in the DREAM MEANING

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