Some time ago, Samoyed, who was temporarily fostered in the office, was adopted by a kind-hearted pet person.

Since it is unclear whether it was abandoned by its owner or lost on its own, we will have to wait and see if its owner seeks it out. Colleagues have given it a new name, Sam. We have developed deep feelings for Sam in the days we spent with him.

When we parted with Sam, we had a lot of questions:

Will the dog still remember the previous owner after the person is separated from the dog?

According to the survey, most dogs will remember.

Under normal circumstances, after the owner has been away from the dog for a long time, there will be a few seconds of meeting and familiarization process for the dog to see the owner again. But after getting to know him for a while, he will remember that this is his master.


When the dog was just divided into the litter, he was still young and could not tell which owner was the owner. At 50 days, he had the ability to identify the owner. It would recognize it by smell, and it would be deeply engraved in its memory.

Even after being away for four years or even up to nine years, a dog still remembers the scent of the breeder who cared for it. This is because they never forget the scent of a human or a dog they liked as a child.


A little more research: A dog's loyalty is inherited from his ancestor, the wolf. At home, you are the wolf in the dog's heart (provided that the dog must approve of you). Wolves are divided into hierarchies according to their strength. If the dog recognizes you, it is absolutely loyal and obedient to you (of course, the owner needs to strengthen training and training to consolidate his status and let the dog habit form the dog we need) You are in his heart. has an irreplaceable position.

Individual Memory Ability

Without reinforcement and training, a dog's short-term memory can only last about 5 minutes. But a dog's way of thinking is different, it can remember in other ways, and this memory may be maintained for a long time.

There are three modes of memory in dogs:

Image Memory

Image memory is the memory that takes the specific image of the perceived thing as the content. These images can be visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, and gustatory. For example, the dog's memory of the owner's facial features is visual; the dog's memory of the footprint smell during training is olfactory.

Motor Memory

It is the memory of the action or movement done in the past as the content. In training, many subjects are related to motor memory, such as sitting, lying or crossing obstacles completed by dogs. When training dogs to form conditioned reflexes, two aspects of image memory and motor memory are often included.

Emotional Memory

Emotional memory is the memory of experienced emotions.

When the dog is excited about the environment or some behavior of the owner, it will form a deep impression. Once a similar situation occurs, the dog will be excited, which belongs to emotional memory. Therefore, it takes a long time to separate the dog from the owner.

A dog's heart will always leave a place for you - the owner.

Hey, if one day we face parting, I will always remember you.