Can Dogs Feel Embarrassment?
Dogs are some of the most adorable animals on the planet. If you have a pet dog, you may have noticed that Fido has human-like emotions like excitement and embarrassment. Bustle explains why that might be.
Researchers at the University of Colorado have looked into the different emotions that dogs can display, and being that embarrassment is a self-conscious emotion, it is hard to pinpoint those kind of emotions in pets. So if dogs cannot feel embarrassment, they definitely feel something similar to that.
If your dog hates being dressed up as a little Santa Clause or Christmas elf this time of the year (even though I know how much you love to take photos of your pets all dressed up!), this could definitely be why. They know that they look silly and that is embarrassing to them. Think about how you would feel getting dressed up like that... can you blame Fido?