If you’ve ever had a rescue dog, you’ve probably wondered if your dog remembers their previous owner. Dog memory doesn’t work the same as human memory, and it’s impossible to know for sure how much of what types of things dogs do remember throughout their lives. Still, there is evidence to suggest that dogs can remember previous owners, particularly if their experience with that owner was strikingly good or terribly abusive.
Studies have shown that dogs primarily use their sense of sight to recognize their owners, so older dogs with failing sight or signs of canine dementia would be much less likely to recognize and remember a previous owner than a younger dog with perfect eyesight.
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