According to Roget’s Thesaurus, a sixth sense is the power to discern the true nature of a person or situation. According to the American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, a sixth sense is a keen intuition, a term that alludes to a sense in addition to the five physical senses.
Dr. Vint Varga, DVM, states that animals are sensitive. Dr. Varga explains that sensitivity is a state of being aware and responsive to our world and those around us, as well as to ourselves. To do so, of course, we must draw from our senses -– what we see with our eyes, hear with our ears, touch, taste and smell, and even feel in our gut. Our senses don’t paint the full picture but merely a fragment of all that exists.
My belief is that all living creatures have a sixth sense, humans and animals included. Some of us refer to it as a “gut” feeling. Some, who work with the chakras, know that the solar plexus chakra, where the “gut” is located, is the center of all-knowing. Some experience this gut feeling as an overall knowing. I believe that the only difference between a dog’s sixth sense and a human’s sixth sense is in trusting what’s received. Dogs are more open to trust how they feel, never doubting what it is or where it comes from. Thus, they act upon those feelings accordingly. They’ll sometimes move away from a situation that doesn’t feel right. Sometimes they bark at the person who is giving off a “negative vibe.” Basically, they trust what they feel, whereas we sometimes ignore our gut feelings.
My recommendation to everyone is to trust your feelings, your very own sixth sense. Whenever you’re in doubt of your own feelings, pay attention to how your dog is acting. They will definitely let you know if something or someone feels weird. (Via Dogster.com)