So a debate I often have with people is whether or not dogs have the mental capacity to experience most of the emotions that humans do. Obviously they do on some level: anger, fear, jealousy, etc. But those are instinctive. Do you think dogs can experience love? Especially towards humans? I have a chihuahua and when I'm cuddling her I baby talk her like an idiot, lol, and I usually say, "You love your momma, don't you?" My ex boyfriend once said, "Do you think she REALLY loves you? Or just clings to you because you feed her and give her attention? Is it love, or just a reaction?" This coming from a dog trainer! I think, YES, she does really love me. I have seen happiness, sadness, confusion, you name it, in my dog. Do you think animals can experience these deeper emotions?