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Dog Dream Interpretation and Meaning

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Dogs are very common in mythology and therefore often show up as dream symbols. The ancient Greek personage of Orion the Hunter had Sirius the Dog for his companion. Sirius is a star in the constellation of Orion. And Greek mythology includes Cerberus, a three-headed dog that guards the Underworld.

Sirius, the star, also had a place in Egyptian mythology, with its appearance announcing the yearly flooding of the Nile. Anubis, the Egyptian god of the Underworld, is often shown as having the head of a jackal and is associated with dogs.

Chinese culture includes “Fu Dogs,” which are part lion and part dog and act as guardians. Homes and businesses in Asian countries often have statutes of Fu Dogs at the entrance for protection. In Britain, however, the black dog is considered an omen of death, and howling dogs are thought to be death omens.

Usually, the dog dream is a good omen, especially of the dream dog is big and powerful, which indicates that you have powerful friends who are protecting you. If you dream of a dog, it may indicate that you have forgotten or ignored a particular skill and that you should re-activate this skill. Because dogs are associated with concepts such as loyalty, generosity, and protection, the appearance of a dog in a dream may mean that these values and characteristics will help you succeed in the world.

If you dream of a vicious dog, this suggests you are struggling with some inner conflict, or it may mean that you are confronting betrayal in some area of your life. If you dream of a dead dog, it means that you will lose a close friend.

A dream that includes being bitten on the leg indicates that you need to regain balance in your life and be willing to approach a new situation and move ahead with your goals. To dream of a dog barking in a happy way suggests that you will experience considerable social activity. A ferociously barking dog, however, indicates that you are making demands of people and trying to control situations around you. The barking dog may also indicate meetings with unfriendly people.

If you are buying a dog in your dream, it suggests that you try to “buy” your friends or symbolizes your need for companionship. To dress up a dog in a dream means that you are trying to cover up flaws in your character.

Dream dogs sometimes act as guides to lead the dreamer to unseen worlds. As such, it’s important to note the surroundings in your dog dream, since this can provide a clue about the area of life that the dog is showing you. A dream dog may also represent a child or children and the maternal instinct as well. Because dogs are pack animals, their presence in a dream suggests a need to more friends or closer ties to family.

Dogs represent male energy and indicate areas of life in which the dreamer should be more active. They may represent male sexuality or aggressiveness, or be symbols of instinctive and intuitive knowledge. They can also symbolize areas or issues over which you either have or need to have more control.

An injured dog in a dream suggests that you pay closer attention to yourself and your health or remove yourself from a situation in which you could be hurt. Black dogs symbolize depression or death, since in many world mythologies, the dog is a guardian of the gates of death or a messenger or guide to the Other Side.

Carrie

Dream interpretation specialist

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  • I had a very disturbing dream that I took in a nice injured black dog, there were no obviously injuries but the dog wanted to go outside to have a toilet and when it started to wee, a river of blood streamed out of the dog and then it fell over into the blood and was covered, I took the dog in side and tried to get the blood off but it wouldn't come away, I tried to phone the number on the dogs I d tag but every attempt went wrong and I couldn't dial the number. I then told my family I would take the dog to the vets and they were telling me not to worry about it. End of dream.

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  • I had a dream my mom cut of my dogs left hip and the next day my dogs left hip started to hurt her really bad

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  • I never had a dream with a pack of dogs. Just woke up from a dream where I was walking in the streets headed to my friend's house. A pack of big strong dogs came out running around me, attacking and scaring other people in the streets but not me, I kept walking passed them - slowly with caution. Inside, I had a feeling the dogs would not attack me. The dogs ran around and passed me as well. When I got to my friend's house, she pulled me inside. I looked out before the door closed and there were even more dogs running in the streets scaring and attacking people. End of dream.

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  • I dreamt of a large mastiff dog with his front right leg cut off, he was wounded and I comforted him, and then a second small dog appeared with the exact same wound. I felt the larger dog was mine until someone ordered me to leave the dog alone, from a burnt hut.

    the next night I dreamt of a vicious dog trying to attack me in the dark but I got angry and retaliated, he chased after me and I ran away inside a factory, and felt an anger built up inside me so I attacked a man who had done me wrong (in the dream, I don't know him in life) and then decided to face the dog again outside, but when I saw the dog in the light it was friendly and most beautiful.

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  • I dremt that my lirrle black Chihuahua. Left eye was covered up not so sure what happy i was crying and wanting to take him to the doctor, my daughter pett bim and asked what happen to hum. Not sure whatvthis means

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  • in real life I have four dogs. in my dream two of my dogs were injured on their paws; very severe injury. as I was trying to help my dogs with their injuries I also kept seeing a big black dog that was also injured. Despite its injuries the dog was very friendly and was trying to wag his tail and get up, but he couldn't because it seemed that his back was broken. in my dream my boyfriend would pick up the dog and put him outside but the big black friendly dog kept coming inside somehow.

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  • Had a dream that my dog got hurt I do t remember how but he was bleeding from his head and I was crying just say max your gonna be ok as I was carrying him to another part of the house. He didn’t die he just tried to get closer to me then we laid down and waited. Then I woke up

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  • I had a dream about dogs they were big n they were two they were chasing me till da other dog bite me on the left leg please help wth meaning

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  • I had a dream of two white pit bulls big dogs they was growling and acting vicious at my house window and my kids let our little dog out they began chasing him out of nowhere two of my old dogs which was big too plus they had died 4 years ago and they acted friendly and was trying to help our little dog exscape the pit bulls then I got my shot gun and put a scatter in my gun and the dogs were far away the shot would just scar them but when I shot the dog rolled and with a cloud of black dust a man rolled out and took off with a black back pack looking back at me then all the dogs disappeared then I woke up

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  • I dreamed that a vicious dog attacked me but my golden dog (I have no dog in real life) helped me and chased him away. I went inside my school and when I come out the student were staring at my dog and it turns out his leg was cut off from the fight and he was just patiently waiting for me. I took it up to my arms, I felt very sad for it and decided to do everything to help him. I took it home to treat it but I went out again to buy pain killers for dogs. I borrowed money from my brother and bought pain killers and went home. When i came home I was afraid if my father had killed my dog to spare it from the pain but luckily he wasn't home. My dog was happy to see me, he was watching a movie when I got home and I was about to drop some pain killer eye drop when his face became my father.
    In a different day I was walking to school with my friends when we saw a dead dog, it was the same dog that attacked me, my dog had killed it. My friend was holding it on her lap and was checking for wounds when she turned his face towards me. The dog started to growl at me, we went silent. my friend asked me if I could hear it, the dead dog had so much anger at me that he growled at me even in his death. I asked how this was possible, my friend said that "its impossible because.." just when she said that the dogs face split in two, revealing the fact that the dog was just a dog skin. Nothing inside, just a perfect skinned dog fur. We decided to just walk away but just when he turned around and took few steps we could hear something mumbling behind our backs.. His voice was deep and slow, it was heavy like it was on my shoulder pressing me down to the earths crust. We turned around, the dog skin was slowly crawling away. I could hear it was cursing at me telling me how weak and discusting I am and how he is going to get me next time. I woke up feeling like the dog had just been next to me, my body felt heavy. It was like it was the devil.

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