Quick Answer: Will My Dog Miss Me When I Go To College?

Do dogs remember you when you go to college?


Cue the sighs of relief.

According to “The Inside of a Dog” by Alexandra Horowitz, humans have an episodic memory—meaning, we can recall past events and think of future events, while dogs do not.

But this does not mean dogs are stuck in the present—they just remember things differently than we do.

Do dogs get sad when you leave for college?

“Dogs and cats that enjoy human interaction and affection can become psychologically unglued — especially if their best human friend in the household happens to be one of the kids and suddenly that person ‘disappears’ and goes off to college. It definitely leaves a void in the pet’s lifestyle,” explained Dodman.

Do dogs miss their owners when they are away?

During these stints of separation, they also displayed negative emotions via their fMRI data. In other words, dogs can start missing their Owners from the moment they part ways. After that, keep missing them more and more for up to two hours.

How do you tell your dog you’re leaving for college?

11 Things You Tell Your Dog When You Leave For College

  • Trust me, if I could pack you up and take you with me, I would.
  • Maybe I should just commute every day so we can still be together.
  • Mom and Dad will take care of you while I’m gone.
  • It’s only for a little while; I’ll be back over break.
  • You can sleep on my bed while I’m gone.