What does it mean to dream about dogs?
Dreams about dogs symbolize loyalty, protection, and faithfulness. Dogs in your dreams most often appear as guardians, guides, and a symbol of friendship. Rarely they can also represent some skill you’ve forgotten a long time ago.
15 interpretations of dreams about dogs
Dreaming about an aggressive dog
This dream could refer to some sort of an internal conflict you have. Also, it could point to betrayal and unreliability.
Dream about a dog barking
This too could be a sign of an internal conflict, a representation of your emotions trying to get out. Dream of a dog barking could also represent mixed emotions about a person in your surroundings. Maybe you love and hate someone at the same time?
Being attacked by a dog
If you dreamt of being attacked by a dog it could mean that you have a long way to go until you’re fully mature as a person. Maybe you’re having some problems in your real life and your subconscious mind is trying to help you to understand your internal conflicts. It could also mean your emotional state is in chaos. Dreams like this could also represent an encounter with a person who does not get along with you well
Being chased by a dog
A dream like this could represent a friend or someone in your vicinity haunting you daily. And even though you don’t have time for this person’s problems they are not leaving you alone to spend time with your family. Dreaming about numerous dogs chasing you might represent you that have a lot of problems in your real life.
Being chased represents your attitude towards your problems, if you continue just running away it could mean you’re not ready to face your problem. But, on the other hand, if you make a stand and face those dogs it could be a sign that you are ready to at least begin dealing with your issues.
Being bitten by a dog
This dream symbolizes disloyalty and betrayal. If in your dream you were bitten by a dog it could mean that you feel someone close to you has betrayed you in some way, but if in that dream someone else was bitten it could represent you betraying that person.
Dream about an angry dog
Such a dream most often happens when you have problems with your coworker, your boss, or a neighbor. Angry dogs might also represent some distant relatives you have some issues with.
Dreaming about a dog fight
Dog fights usually represent some internal conflict. Maybe you’re trying to reject some aspect of your personality. This dream could be interpreted as a a conflict of interest with someone very close to you.
Dream about a white dog
White dogs in dreams are a positive symbol and a good omen. When white dogs, perhaps huskies, appear in your dreams they symbolize friendship and happiness, also that relationships with your family and friends are only getting better.
Dream about a brown dog
Brown dogs usually appear when we feel some of our relationships are getting out of hand.
Dream about a black dog
Black dogs in your dreams could represent a symbol of change and death. In many cultures black dogs can be seen as guardians of hell, servants of demons, or some dark and evil rulers or gods, so you should think of this as a bad omen and try to be more careful in your immediate future. Perhaps someone is trying to hurt you in some way. Dreams about black dogs could also be interpreted as someone being disloyal to you, a friend, or your partner. Black dogs might also be a symbol of a radical change you’re about to go through, exchanging the known for the unknown.
Dreaming about a puppy
Puppies in your dreams could represent that in some way you’re still immature or that you haven’t developed a certain skill to its full potential.
Dream about dogs and cats
Such dreams could symbolize forbidden love or friendship. A dog and a cat together might represent that you’re involved with a person who isn’t the right match for you, it could mean your romantic partner or your business partner. These dreams could also infer you’re about to enter a relationship with someone who is of a different nationality or practices a different religion than you are.
A dog in your bed
The dog in your dreams is a representation of someone who’s currently just a friend but wishes to become more than that, possibly a romance.
Dogs as guardians
If the dog you’re dreaming of seems calm and happy then there is a great chance you’re feeling like that as well. However, if the dog was barking, the dream might be telling you to pay more attention to what’s happening around you, there might be someone in your vicinity who doesn’t wish you well.
Dogs as guides
In real life, dogs are trained to help people with different disabilities, and their function in your dreams is similar to that. Dreaming of a dog guiding you could represent there is someone in your life who is ready to help you with all of your difficulties. Most likely it is a close family member.
Dog definition according to Cambridge Dictionary:
a common animal with four legs, especially kept by people as a pet or to hunt or guard things