Do Dogs Forget Their Owners After Two Weeks?

For some reason, the question, Do dogs forget their owners after two weeks gets asked a whole lot online for some reason. As a result, let’s answer the question. NO! A Dog does NOT forget their owner after two weeks!

Do Dogs Forget Their Owners After Two Weeks?

So, do dogs forget their owners after two weeks? No! There is no way that the dogs can ever forget their owners, not even after years. Their amazing smelling power and facial recognition help to remember their owners as soon as they see them. They do not have any knowledge of time. So, even if they are separated for several years, dogs will never forget their owner with whom the dog has associated with in a friendly way.

There are studies that have proven that dogs display more affection and love towards their owners when they are separated for a longer period of time. Thus, even if you give your dog up for adaptation, the dogs will still remember you.

In fact, the dogs who are separated from their previous owners or the owners have gone away for several years due to any reason, the dogs suffer from separation anxiety.

You can ask your caretaker or other family members about this. You will see how the dogs feel so happy or relieved after seeing their owners after a long time.

No dogs can forger their owners ever. That is how the dog’s memory span works. So, forgetting the owner in just 2 weeks is not possible.

In case of relocating your dog to another home, it can be painful for dogs. Read about how long it takes a dog to forget a person to know more about this and what you can do regarding this.

Closing Thoughts

Dogs are highly resilient animals. If you are struggling with the need to rehome a pet or maybe you are considering adopting a dog, don’t let their past keep you from doing what’s best for you and your pup.

The best dog I have ever had we adopted. He was in a home with a family that had small children and he was rehomed as a result of an abusive (not to the dog) situation and divorce. We would do anything to have him back. He passed away at the age of 13.

When I put this article together, I was worried it might keep people from rehoming or adopting, but just know it can be a great thing.

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