The dog appears more often than any other animal in dreams. It depicts our natural drives that are well socialised, but still have the tendency to revert back to the spontaneous or ‘wild’ state quite easily. For instance our anger might usually be well under control, but if someone teases us we might surprise ourselves by the amount and strength of our anger, or our desire to cower and hide. But the dog is often a sign of enthusiasm, care or warning – as can be observed so often if we have a dog. See animal

Example: I had misinterpreted the meaning of Tramp my dog, who I felt was my inner self. I now see that Tramp is my psychic self, the mixture of instinct, complexes, feelings and closeness to nature. Possibly my intuitive, habitual or instinctive response to events. He is my companion on walks, to run faster, react quicker, smell better, fight more savagely, and face hardship.

Similarly our sexuality may be usually expressed in a socially acceptable way, but if we are in a situation where our sexual pleasure is stimulated or allowed easy expression we might deeply shock other people and ourselves by what we do. It can also represent easy expression of such aspects of ourselves as aggression – maybe because dogs show their teeth easily – as well as their sexuality, especially male sexuality; also their easy expression of love. Also the parts of self we usually keep out of sight, but which may express spontaneously. The dog as an example of intuition is shown in the following dream.

Example: Was crawling through a tunnel underground. I was now in a dreary, dismal, drab Edwardian type room. My mother, father and my dog, Tramp, were also there. It was quite a big room. Tramp went up to the fireplace and put his paw up under the shelf as if pointing. I looked and saw he was indicating a crevice under the shelf. I felt there and found papers in there, but also that there might be fingers in there touching mine. I said this to my father, but he did not reply. The hole was getting bigger all the time, and the room darker.

The dogs can represent this feeling energy, this natural life response to events and ones situation, our easy flowing natural feelings such as devotion, perhaps to a lover or child. The dog is yourself if, the natural you if you let your emotions off the lead. So it can be your uninhibited love or anger, your open sexuality, or even your honest needs.

For some people a dog was the only source of expressive love in their childhood, so may well depict this; fidelity and faithfulness, as the sheep-dog it is also the guardian of our welfare. Like the cat, the dog can be a substitute baby for childless women, or represent affection or caring.Occasionally we depict a person, or what we feel about a person through the character of a dog. See: cat.

Example: Actually seeing a dog in my dream I find not the dumb animal that humans patronizingly assume to be there, but a creature of remarkable complexity and deep emotions, capable of various levels of behavior, of guilt and loyalty, or shame, of identification with people—a creature so like themselves that other distinctions seem negligible. It broke down my assumptions of superiority. It sent me spinning back to the sense of kinship with animals that primitive men, in their rituals and folk myths, so clearly revealed. I found myself becoming snakes, tigers, bears, rabbits with such ease and pleasure that there would seem to be a veritable menagerie in the back of my mind. Moreover, the conviction of animal identity, once accepted, is terribly convincing. Having accepted the limited truth of my animal kinship, I am loath to see the broader areas in which such a communion is untrue. See Animals in your Brain – Temple of the Animals

Example: The role then came to life and spontaneously I as Vince the dog went to Alan and stood up on my hind legs with my paws on his chest, looking into his eyes. I wanted to communicate something to him.

The communication was so strong that I as Alan felt it and will describe it. Vincent reminded me of the many things we had shared in life. As this happened I felt such love – the love I really had felt for that beautiful dog. As I felt this Vincent and I became one being. I remember carrying him in my arms when he was young because, as a runt he was so nervous that at times he couldn’t even walk. I remember going everywhere with him as I walked London. I also knew that Vincent represented for me the ability to see into the invisible worlds – psychic sight and sensing. He had demonstrated it to me at least twice.

As all these memories poured through me I felt deep emotions pouring up and started crying. Crying because Vincent was helping me be aware of things I had not put together before. Lately I have been trying to extend personal awareness again, into lucidity and into the world. The emotions I was feeling were due to a realisation, and as this happened I knew what the previous dream of Vincent meant. I understood because various bits of memory came together to form a whole.

In mythology the dog has symbolised the guardian of the gates of death, or a messenger between the hidden and the visible world. The dog was also thought of as a guide or guardian of the hidden side of life entered in sleep and death. The following example illustrates how love can survive death.

Example: It involves my dad and his English bulldog, Chauncey. They were big buddies. Chauncey even went to work with Dad. Several years after Chauncey’s death, I dreamed of a female English bulldog who was very pregnant! A few weeks later, she appeared to me again, smiling proudly at two adorable puppies. One was brindle and the other was brindle and white. She showed me her house and street sign. The name of the street was Rosebud Lane. Then Chauncey appeared in the dream and told me he was returning and he would be the puppy that walked to me first! The next day I got the classifieds and started calling. It didn’t take long, the second call was located on Rosebud Lane. When I arrived, the mother dog looked just as she had in the dreams. She even acted like she knew me. I stood back and waited. Shortly, the little brindle and white puppy waddled to me. Dad cried when I handed the pup to him. Reincarnated bulldog…why not? By the way, Chauncey had a nickname…it was Rosebud!

Dogs can be a wonderful intuitive friend, even life saver. This is because it has been proved that dogs often know when their owner is ill or about to have an attack. But dogs are also very psychic. See Talking with Dead also Cats and dogs know

Example: In a dream, my dog, Gus, told me he had worms and needed to go to the doctor. We went the next morning. Dr. Dennis Umlang looked at Gus, a picture of health, then asked why the visit.  I – told him Gus needed to be checked for worms. “Have you seen any evidence of worms?”, he asked.  “No.”  I answered, “but I still want him checked.”  The testing showed negative.   I told Dr. Umlang the dream and asked that they try again. That’s when he told me of the heartworm test which is costly but the only way to detect their presence. “Do it,”  I said.   The test was positive! Ordinarily there is no real warning of heartworms.   By the time symptoms appear it is often too late and treatment is dangerous due to the animal’s weakened condition. Because of early detection, Gus survived the treatment with no damage to vital organs.

Barking dog: A warning or a sign of protection. Warning that something or someone is there who is not a friend – or that you should not approach whatever is shown in the dream.

Black dog: The black dog figures in quite a lot of people’s imagery. Bernard Levin uses it to represent depression. For some people it brings feeling about death. The sense or meaning the dog gives in relationship to depression or death in dreams is that it is a living energy in us that has gone ‘bad’ and thus causes the depression or death. Such depression is usually the result of past painful experiences that are like lumps blocking free flowing positive life energy.

The black dog also show you urges which are largely unconscious, or it is a messenger related to what is unconscious in you. So the black dog can indicate sexual feelings that you are not proud of, or any natural feelings, even feelings of love that you hold back.

Dog attacking: Either being attacked by someone and so representing their anger or snide criticism – or your own anger or aggression. See: What Does my Dream Animal Mean

–  Animal phobias at the end of the animal entry.

Dog on lead attacking: If you are holding the lead – restraint of your aggression toward someone. If someone else is holding the lead – feeling attacked by someone. As in Cornelia’s dream in the example below, there may be a sexual connection.

Dog on lead: Restrained or controlled urges; urges we have trained or directed; holding back or restraining or directing parts of oneself.

Puppy: Youth, heedlessness, spontaneous affection and enthusiasm. It often represent a child, or feelings about wanting a child, being pregnant with a child, even one of your own children. Also vulnerability or dependent needs. Like any young animal, it can depict your need to care for or love something, or be loved. What happens to the puppy, if neglected or mistreated, most likely indicates memories of pain from your own childhood, or neglect of vulnerable parts of yourself. See: Baby animal in animal situations; Neglected animal in animal situations.

Woman’s dream – attacked by dog: Could well be feelings about male sexuality or a relationship with a male. Possibly the dreamer is holding back her own female strength and cannot meet the male strength.

Example: ‘I continue on my path, and suddenly the nettles disappear and the path is clear. Ahead the wall has curved round to face me, but there is a gate in it, and I can see my dog waiting for me on the other side.’ Mrs M. G.

In the dream from an elderly woman the dog is leading the way through the experience of meeting death. Mythology has often shown the dog in this light, as an inner sense of knowing how to find transformation through death – or as the ravaging threat of death.

Example: I was with a female friend who is a lesbian. Two dogs attacked us. My friend ran away but I couldn’t. Cornelius.

On exploring her dream Cornelius discovered feelings about her own womanhood and relationship with males. She realised the dogs represented her relationship with male sexuality, and that her friend was afraid of males.

Example: I was aware of the danger of two, or maybe one young child. They had been allowed to carry a small animal which acted as a scent lead for large tracker dogs that were hunting and would attack and kill whatever they were tracking. I found one of the boys trying to hide under a pot or a basin in the spare ground behind the house I lived in London. I pulled him out from his attempts to hide. He had no idea of his danger. Two of the dogs – perfectly harmless and friendly when not hunting, were coming close to me and trying to lick me. They had huge mouths. I got very angry with one man, a farmer type, who I thought had been careless in the way he was urging the dogs to hunt. I swore at him in public, calling him something like a ‘fucking idiot’. There was a large public gathering and I wondered what the public would think of me swearing. D.G.

There is an obvious reference in this dream to the unconscious urges some people have to hunt and hound others. The dogs especially depict this unleashed aspect of human nature, harmless when not set into motion. It also shows how such actions by others threaten the child in us, or the areas of personal vulnerability.

Example: I come out of my house. Across the street is a nursery. (this is actually true, there is a nursery across the street and the street is well used and busy) I looked up to see my yellow male Labrador dog named Odo. (He is a dog I have now) He was sitting in a truck on the passenger side. He looked like he was smiling. I thought, “What in the world is Odo doing in that truck?” At first I thought he was driving the truck, but then realised that he wasn’t, an ancient old man was. And the truck was weaving from one side of the street to the other. I yelled for Odo to come back and he jumped out of the truck. How I don’t know. But he did. He came running toward me, but there was a chain-linked fence between us. The fence ended at the street, but Odo was attempting to climb over the fence instead of going around it. I shook my head and said to myself that he was going to hurt himself. Sort of laughed, too. Then I woke up. I remembered thinking the day before that I was comparing my husband, A, to Odo. And thinking if I could just accept the silly things he does as well as I do with my dog, our relationship would be so much easier. K.

In this dream K. is probably right that she is using her dog to consider her relationship with her husband. She may even be using the dog as an image of her husband and his character.

Idioms: See a man about a dog; hair off the dog that bit you; call off the dogs; you can’t teach an old dog new tricks; raining cats and dogs; dirty dog; as sick as a dog; dog eat dog; dog in the manger; dog tired; dog’s life; gone to the dogs; let sleeping dogs lie; lucky dog; tail wagging the dog; top dog; die like a dog; dirty dog; gay dog; go to the dogs; hair of the dog; sick as a dog; lucky dog; raining cats and dogs; see a man about a dog; teach an old dog new tricks; tail wagging the dog; thrown to the dogs; etc.

Useful Questions and Hints:

Is my dream dog represent someone I know or my own spontaneous feelings?

Is there any indication of relating to this dog as a child or a love object?

What feelings is the dog expressing?

Is the dog helping me meet or understand death or the unconscious?

If so what am I learning?

See Secrets of Power Dreaming –  Life’s Little SecretsDream Yoga



-G 2011-04-09 7:04:49

Hi, My dream was my dog coming back from being buried and in good shape. Then I felt very guilty. Please help

    -Tony Crisp 2011-04-15 12:11:12

    G – I wonder why you felt guilty about seeing your dog coming back from being buried. I do wish you could have told me a bit more, like, was your actual dog buried? What made you feel guilty?

    A dog has a life after death like any other creature, so it seems your dog was simply letting you know it was fine.


-Elle 2011-04-06 18:51:49

Dream: My friend and I walked outside on a porch after I discovered that my husband may be cheating on me she says to me maybe you can move to Ny like you always wanted to but at that moment I felt a fear something that I never had in regards to moving. Then out of nowhere a dog ran up to us and started talking. He said I’ve been doing my research online and I need you to help me because I am sick. He instructed me to put my hand down his throat my friend screamed no and the dog started to vomit an orange color. Throughout the dream we weren’t amazed that dog was talking it just seemed natural. Also I haven’t had any suspicions that my husband has been cheating and I’ve always wanted to live in NY but I don’t see that happening ever since I’ve been married. Could this mean something?

    -Tony Crisp 2011-04-12 11:56:23

    Elle – I believe what it means is that the dream of your husband cheating is a red herring, a way of getting you to think of a way to move to NY.

    But what sort of person is your friend? Does she long for freedom? Is she someone who wants too see you out of your usual life? And whatever sort of person she is, remember that in the dream she represents whatever your strongest feelings about her are. So where does the suggestion to move to NY come form?

    Then the dog illustrates the problem that needs to be dealt with. Your helpful instincts are telling you to vomit up difficult feelings. If you imagine yourself being the dog and feeling what it feels you will be well on the way to healing yourself. As you can see, the friend screams to you to stop. Again, ask yourself what attitude she represents.

    The fact the dog talks shows you having a good relationship with your ‘hunches’, your intuition. So ask yourself what hunch you have and why you need to get rid of. Orange is a blend of red and yellow, and as such refines the basic instinctual energy or red with the life giving yellow. So it is often used to indicate refined or transformed sexuality or urges, and perhaps greater wisdom.


-Isaella 2011-04-02 14:48:42

I am a girl and I dreamt of me being in my house and there was a dog kind of black and brown…staying quietly and sweet. I had a look out at the window and there was another white puppy trying to enter the house and around there were some black and few white sheeps making rumour among them. I have no idea of what this meas….

    -Tony Crisp 2011-04-09 11:07:48

    Isaelle – The first dog of mixed colour says that you have been thinking or dealing with urges arising from your animal self. But it is not animal urges that are destructive or awful, but sweet and quiet. They might be known to you as, sex or procreative drive, parental urges, drive for recognition or dominance in groups; survival drive; love of offspring; spontaneity; home building. They depict these drives perhaps stripped of their social forms of expression. You will have to search yourself to see which they are.

    Then there is a purer form of this that is trying to get into our life – the white puppy. But it is young and immature and so could easily be shut out or ignored. And the white dog usually means urges and sexuality that have been accepted or integrated with conscious activities. This means urges that at one time you found were more difficult to handle or were anxious about, and have been transformed to urges and feelings that are acceptable parts of your present life. They become available and creative energy.

    The sheep are the negative and positive social ideas you may be influenced by. But listen to your own self, not what other people or social opinion says.


    -Tony Crisp 2011-04-09 12:14:13

    Maja – People watch all sorts of movies, but they do not dream about them unless your dream maker wants to use them to give you a message. A vampire dream can mean the fear associated with emotional or sexual relationships; feeling that someone is too demanding; the sense of not being able to be independent of ones parent/lover, and feeling any personal independence or will is sucked away by them. We create this creature out of our own doubts or fears. So take your pick.

    And the thing with your sister can have two meanings – one is that you talk about these things and so share your fears with her –so you have dreams about similar themes.

    Or else that you are linked by family ties, and that is like being fingers on the same hand. The fingers have a life of their own, but in the hand – the unconscious you are linked and so can share feelings and intuitions.

    In dreams we are on the strange world of sleep. It is totally different to waking life. It has an element of timelessness, where the normal barriers do not exist.


-Lylia 2011-04-02 2:42:09

Hi Tony,

I have one two occasions had a dream about my female dog(s) attacking me. One was a night paralysis incident when I was about 16, I was doing drugs at the time and was detoxing at home (it was crystal meth) and had been quite sleep deprived. In my dream (and in reality) my blue Heeler/ lab cross (who was very sweet and would never in real life attack me) was sleeping on the bed next to me, in my dream I woke up looked at her and she lunged at me pinned me down and attacked my face and neck. I quickly awoke and she was sound asleep beside me.

Today some ten years later I am a nurse who has a chronic injury, I have not done illegal drugs in about 9 years (when I met my husband) I’m off work and have been for 2 years due to the injury I take pain meds (as prescribed) and have a tough time with chronic pain and feelings of inadequcies and have a very bad sleep pattern, I have had recently one incident (3 wks ago) of sleep paralysis and felt attacked and as though something was on my chest attacking me (definitely not a dog) it felt like it was a dark and malvoent energy. Thought maybe I should just mention that incident even though it wasn’t a dog.

I, today, had a dream my female dog (a friendly loyal and docile 8 yr old dog- not the same dog though) was searching throughout the house for something and the sense I had from the dream was that the dream was a frightening hostile environ. I caught up with my dog got down on my knees in front of her held both hands around her scruff and asked ‘what wrong, what are you looking for what’s going on’ and she then look searchingly at me as though unsure & proceeded to knock me down jump on top of me and howl and scream at me (she is loud in life also) and I was screaming because I knew she was about to attack me, just as she started to bite my face and neck, I then woke up.

Another note is I have a male rescue dog who we have been working extensively with who has some aggressive tendancies….I have never dreamt about him.

The night paraylsis incident where I felt attacked took a lot out of me and made me very scared to sleep. I now sleep with a night light and will not sleep on my back. I have super supportive husband who has helped me work through this and draw my own conclusions.

The reoccurrence of my dogs and the other thing being on top of me and attacking me is very perplexing and I am just curious if you can put together the pieces (or if they are related at all)?

Thank you for your time and interpretation

    -Tony Crisp 2011-04-08 12:25:34

    Lylia – It is going to take some time to explain what is happening to you. The reason being that it is a phenomenon that is not well understood publically.

    The literature on the science of dreams says that when we sleep and dream our voluntary muscles are paralysed. So that explains your sleep paralysis. But what happens is that this happens to everybody, but few people become aware of it, so it is not seen as a problem.
    However, when you become aware in dreams, you are often frightened or terrified because you feel, wrongly, that something awful has taken over and you are powerless. And I have to remind you that everyone has this happen every time they dream. It is being aware that is the difficulty.
    Sleep is a huge country that many of us have never explored, and that is why so many people are terrified when they wake up in the very different world of sleep. When we sleep a huge process is at work, the process of life that in fact keeps us alive. That is going on under the surface all the time, but when you wake up in sleep it feels like an alien force is attacking us – us being our conscious personality. We are so out of touch with life within us that we react to it as if it is an enemy,
    Something else we have to realise is that we are also dreaming; so any impressions and information we meet is presented is images and drama. Because dreams mirror what we feel and fear it is shown as an attack. In other words your fear creates the fearful dream images.
    So the is no monster attacking you, no dog going for your face and throat; what you are experiencing and the images of your own fear.
    Strangely enough it is your dog – the image of your dog – that is shown as attacking you. But is we look at it from the view I have described, it is the friendly loving natural side of you that you are frightened of and so have created the images that disturb you.
    While your voluntary muscles as paralysed another process takes over – your unconscious or inner self – and so it tries to move you apparently against your will. If you stopped fighting it, it would make very sensible movements that are a way of moving you toward healing.
    Some people who understand what is happening and allow it. In fact some people have learned to allow such movements while awake. Here is an experience of my own.

    Also, for some time I have been experiencing an extremely stiffen lower back. This is not a new problem but it had become very intense. Sometimes it took me half an hour in the morning to stand up straight. Yesterday when I got out of bed it was difficult to stand up properly. So as I used LifeStream and I asked for help with this problem, and for healing. A series of movements followed that I had never done before. It is difficult to describe the movements, but it was like a cowering down and at the same time bending to the left and twisting one’s trunk sideways and up. Then the same thing happened to the right. The sense I had of it was that my lower vertebrae were being opened sideways and twisting. Anyway, the pain of my lower back was immediately relieved, and this morning when I got out of bed there was no stiffness whatsoever. So I am continuing the movements. How wonderful that this sort of healing can occur, when so many people resort to painkillers to deal with such things.


    I know that sounds strange, but honestly life is not trying to hurt you or attack you.


-SL 2011-03-13 14:00:21

My mum had a dream about a stranger who had an alsatian dog and said it missed its owner and asked my great aunt to take it back to its owner. She was unable to as it was too big for her to carry. Instead my parents put the dog inside a computer room.

The same stranger also told my mum her brother was searching for her (in real life, my mum has not seen her brother in about 20 years). My mum had to go in to use the computer to contact somebody for me but she didn’t want to go inside because the dog was there. My dad gave her a defibrillator and my mum said she didn’t want to electrocute the dog. My dad said not to worry as it will not kill the dog. That’s when she woke up.

Apparently in real life my uncle is undergoing surgery related to the heart. He had actually been searching for her to say “goodbye” just in case he didn’t make it… In the past my mum has had a dream “foretelling” the death of her mother (although it was more obvious). She has a sixth sense when it comes to family deaths but she is not sure if this means her brother is ok or not…

The Egyptian interpretation of dogs is quiet interesting especially with regards to my mum’s dream… The defibrillator being used to “sedate” the dog (?) rather than “starting a heart” was interesting.

Any clues to what her dream means?

Thanks in advance.

    -Tony Crisp 2011-03-17 12:55:38

    SL – A very interesting dream, and thank you for sending it.

    I feel, because I cannot be sure, that the stranger is a spiritual guide. But in a way that is not a good term. That is because it is difficult to define the meaning, in that we all have a wonderful awareness that can see where we are and what is in front of us, but we often guard ourselves against knowing too much. That is why it come through to us as symbols.

    The dog I see as a sort of guide dog, but not for the blind, but for those in service of the spirit guide – the self knowing. And computer room is an interesting way of saying in that state you can be in touch with anyone, and know many more things than we usually guard ourselves against. I believe that is why the dog was too big for your mum to carry. Too much to carry.

    The stranger continues to be a link and a guide by linking your mother with her brother. Although this seems strange to some people it is all explainable by what is said about the guide. And the differing images for it are to make it plain – the stranger, the dog and the computer room seems to be different aspects of the same thing.

    The defibrillator is a strange one, and I feel it is out of my range but will become clear as events shape. But it does suggest from your father’s remark that it will not end in your uncle’s death – yet.


      -SL 2011-03-18 13:54:07

      Thank you Tony. My mother believes he is still alive, but has not heard anything since.
      A relative suggested that my uncle had an out of body experience – and not the first one either (my mother said the last time she dreamt of her brother was over 25 years ago – at the same time in real life, he was shot in the chest whilst working in law enforcement).
      Thank you again!

-Tracey 2011-03-12 11:40:18

I had the 1st dream about 2 weeks ago and woke up about 3am, the 2nd dream when I was in the garden would have been about the same time and this was 2 nites ago.

-Tracey 2011-03-11 18:45:49

i had had a dream about a stray ruff looking dog with red eyes and bad fur, it stands on the other side of our garden gate then squeezes through the metal bars of the gate my husband reached down to the dog which is about a whippet sized dog, with that the dog rears up and stand on its hind legs and then these claws come from no where and start to shred at his chest and back, in the dream it is dark the early hours of the morning and we are in my back garden. I have a previous dream where this dog is standing at the bottom of my bed just looking at me. On both occasions I have woke up and felt distressed, and the following day felt very uncomfortable in the upstairs of my house. Can you possibly explain what this could mean. many thanks

    -Tony Crisp 2011-03-17 11:53:43

    Tracey – There are two possible explanations about your dream that I can think of.

    One is that you sometimes get really cross with your husband and so see your dream dog attacking him.

    Or it could be an attack from a person who thinks ill of your husband. If it is that I think you both must be aware of such feelings, or at least have a sense of them.

    You can find out what it is by imagining yourself as the dog and seeing what you feel. See


-Angela Duncan murray 2011-03-11 17:09:45

My sister lives a county away. Her dog barks constantly and keeps somehow coming into my dreams barking and waking me. I am not close with her dog particularly but have my own dogs. She is not aggressive she just seems to interrupt…and wake me up.

    -Tony Crisp 2011-03-16 12:23:23

    Angela – I have a feeling about this dream. It is that a dog usually only barks like this in dreams if it is warning you of something. In this case it is warning you to give attention to your sister. Simply ask her why your dog keeps calling you in your dreams. Say to her, “Is there something I should be worried about?”


-diamadis 2011-03-06 6:06:15

i caught a thief steeling my wallet i caught her cause she has no legs,she has strange body,i told her i have no money in my wallet only papers,and she gave it to me back..after this i ask her if she wants money to eat something and i try to give money to her,she doesnt accept the moneyshe told me (i want many no few)and she gone..after this 2 wild dogs came to me one big and one middle,they done 2 rounds around me and they starts hunting me,one of these dogs it has strange head..i hit the big dog with kick in the head but dont go away..and then i woke up..

    -Tony Crisp 2011-03-14 13:51:44

    Diamadis – I believe your dream is about a lack of confidence you have. Perhaps you sometimes feel as if you cannot stand up for yourself. And yet you have a fighting spirit, as shown by you kicking the dog.

    The woman who steals from you is also something that sometimes makes you feel as if you don to really know what you want. The dogs attacking are you defending yourself from being vulnerable.

    If any of this is true, you can change it. See


-NNRR 2011-03-04 19:47:36

I had a strange dream, i had a lot of dogs, of different kinds and sizes. I was in a place that looked like my parents home but it wasn’t. Something bad was going to happened like an alien invasion or something. I had to create a huge cage comfortable for my dogs to protect them, they were very scared and i felt so much love and caring for them. I was all the time taking care of them and i was trying to avoid any kind of danger for them. They were all very calm and happy dogs, I was worried and then i woke up.

    -Tony Crisp 2011-03-10 13:01:05

    NNRR – That is the second dog dream in a row dealing with protecting the dog from harm.

    An alien invasion usually signifies something you have not met before, or is outside your usual experience. Frequently the alien in your dream represents aspects of your mind that have not previously been consciously experienced. Considering that estimates suggest that we only use one tenth or less of our potential, it is not difficult to see that a large mass of our own inner functioning and experience are normally unknown to us.

    But obviously the dogs are worth protecting. They are your link with what you know intuitively, and are a great protection from danger. The alien invasion sounds like big things are going to happen, so be alert.


-Jermaine 2011-03-04 18:12:44

I dont know what I was trying to save the dog from. I had a sense that someone or something was trying to kill it…..i do remember what the dog said to asked what I was doing and that I had to be ready.

    -Tony Crisp 2011-03-10 12:50:47

    Jermaine – So your dog turns out to be a friend, who warns you of something. Because the dog is your inner sense, your instinctive self – in fact the part of you in touch with Life, he is in touch with thinks you cannot usually know while awake. And his warning is about big changes that are coming. So you will have to be carefully listening to know what they are and ho to prepare for them. Each person has a very different path through life, that is why you need to listen.

    The need to save him was probably because such magical information is usually killed – not by violence, but by the attitudes and remarks of others.


-Jermaine 2011-02-28 22:41:39

I had a dream I was sitting outside and a black dog was laying under my plum tree. I didn’t know what to make of it until my aunt appeared and rubbed it and dissappeared. As I looked at the dog it came to me and started talking to me. I can’t remember what it said, all i know is that i was looking at a book of spells I think and telling him I was looking for a way to save him. I’ve never had a dream like this before and I don’t know what it means.

    -Tony Crisp 2011-03-04 10:44:11

    Jermaine – Well this sounds like a magic dog you have – actually a magic part of you hiding under the image of a dog. It showed its magic when your aunt came and rubbed the dog and she disappeared. It was also magic because it spoke. That is a neat rick to have – a talking dog. Pity you couldn’t remember what it said.

    Now lots of animals in our dreams talk to us, but usually only if we have learnt to love them enough. What it means is that you are in touch with the animal part of you, the spontaneous feelings, like and dislikes you experience. You have to realise that as a baby you were a small vulnerable animal, with all the natural instincts to feed, to survive, and to bond with your mother. This natural and spontaneous part of your nature is the foundation of what you have become now as an adult. Not only were you born with an enormous natural wisdom gained through millions of years of evolution, but your newborn self also carried protective responses such as fear, anger, and sexual longing. That is the animal you are communicating with, and our animal self has the inherited wisdom about survival and relationships, parenting and finding a mate. There is a lot to learn from it, and it is a wonderful resource.

    But what I do not understand is that you say you are looking for spell to save him- save him from what?


-Ashley 2011-02-25 17:27:22

I’m 22 and pregnant with a lil girl and just recently came out of some very scary stuff. I was hooked on slammin meth and heroine and had a lot of things happen to me that can only be explained as God to me who I’ve recently givin my life to. Like in th ebible Peter talks about a thorn in his side. I feel there is something fighting me really hard against my relationship with him. Last night i dreamt about a very big black dog that was almost not solid. He was very real but not always together. There wasa girl with me outside in a neighborhood in an apartment complex and there were lesser dogs creeping around in the shadows. a voice said to me get the girl home and close the door and you will be safe. i was terrified but knew i needed to protect this girl. i was reluctant to move because i didnt want to be attacked. i grabbed her hand and said follow me it’ll be ok, you’ll be safe. and started to run along the sidewalk turning corners and yelling at the other dogs and throwing things at them and kicking them when they got close to a door i knew was our house. when i was almost there with the girl was when i started to see this huge black dog. i couldnt see its eyes but i saw its mouth and teeth and it was salivating and stalking us watching us run and me fight off the other dogs. when i reached the door and got her inside i turned to smal the door and the big black dog was right there ready to attack me. i struggled with this huge dog face to face almost trying to get the door, which was a screen door close. I was literally so terrified. is was tearing the screen apart and i remember thinking God just let me close it so we can be safe and a small part of me thinking how can this door hold him out even if i close it?? i was using whatever i could get my hands on to hit and keep it away as it snapped at me. finally i got the screen door closed and ran to my bed where there were other girls asleep. all of a sudden the dog slipped through a hole that he had made in the door. he krept between the beds and into the other rooms till he came to sit at teh foot of one of the beds and stare right at me. me dream then literally faded out to another dream. for me and my beliefs, is this a demon?

    -Tony Crisp 2011-03-01 13:56:33

    Ashley – I want to remind you of a dream a friend of mine had. He was a lovely man who had been crushed as a child because his mother put him into an orphanage, and left his brothers and sisters in their home.

    I worked with him for many years before he found out for himself what the dogs were that were tearing him apart. Here is his dream.

    I dreamt of an old fashioned phone box standing on street somewhere in city of London. It was a weekend when all is quiet, the door is open and on the floor are a variety of bones, at first I think they are animal but quickly see that they are human. I enter the box to make a call when suddenly three or four savage dogs attack ripping me to pieces.

    Here is what he said as he explored his dream:

    I worked with telephone dream. Began with a knotted feeling in stomach, went in and found a lump that I had kept deep within that no one could touch or ever has done. I spilt the lump and there appeared two halves of a walnut with a picture of my mother and father in each half as they were when I was a child. As I looked the two halves crumpled into dust. This was the secret I have carried since childhood, that I had parents unlike the other children in the orphanage, yet the truth was I to was left. The emotions really came to the surface and I really cried. After this wave passed I was left in a very passive state. I then went into the telephone box and tried to make the call to reconnect, again another shock there was nobody to connect with, again the realisation that I was an orphan, another great wave of emotion tore me apart. I then turned toward the dogs as they came at me, I began to feel the sickness that I have always experienced in working with my dreams, but I just shrugged and let the feeling wash over me, it felt like I have always ended up in hell by that route, and I realised afterwards that hell is hell and will never be anything else. I felt that there was something deeper and so I kept to a centre line, again there was no feeling and so I turned toward the god dream that I had when Rob was here. The look of total love for me in his eyes gave me the strength to trust my own process. I then went into fantasy, God holding my hand and picking up all the people and events in my life and placing them all together on a stone alter, which he then placed me upon and told me to surrender and allow myself to die. This I did and images of great water falls, and molten lava flows filled my being. Then the crisis broke through, and there I was in the kids home as my father was leaving, I saw my self, or I should say my being go out to him. I felt that if I loved him he wouldn’t leave us. I then saw that I was already bonded to my mother and in that moment of transference there was guilt and I was caught in the middle, then he left creating a schism in which I was left in my spine with a personality on either side. Schizophrenia is the word to that covers this state about: Schizophrenia a mental disease marked by a breakdown in the relation between thoughts, feelings, and actions, frequently accompanied delusions and retreat from social life.

    I then felt what I would call the primal scream emerge from my being and then I was through. I then saw the dogs as my anxieties that have taken up two thirds of my being constantly tearing me apart, also saw that as a kid I didn’t have enough information to redirect the energy elsewhere.

    I loved that man and all I shared with him, and all he shared with me.


-mariya 2011-02-16 13:36:06

i had an odd dream, but the oddest aspect of it was this enormous boxer dog. i was walking behind it when it kinda sat back with its butt a bit off of the ground and, sorry for such detail, took a big dump. it was so weird, i’ve never seen anything like that in my dreams and was wondering what it could possibly mean

    -Tony Crisp 2011-02-23 12:27:44

    Mariya – Let us look at it this way:

    DOG: A natural part of you that is only partly socialised. Dogs do not mind showing their teeth easily – sexuality, especially male sexuality, friendship; the parts of self we usually keep out of sight, but which may express spontaneously; our easy flowing natural feelings; devotion.

    THE DUMP: Very often expresses feelings of repulsion or distaste, or emotions or parts of experience that need to be released or let go of. Like digested food, faeces can represent experience that was relevant and enjoyable at the time of consumption, but needs to be let go of to release tension or internal discomfort.

    YOU WATCHING: Observing something a dream wants you to know.

    So what we have is something like this – you could not express that sort of feeling easily, but your dog could. It showed you that you had something you wanted to get rid of, and you would have felt uncomfortable if you hadn’t or haven’t expressed it.

    So ask yourself what sort of crap are you trying to express – but maybe do not because of your social indoctrination.


-Kim 2011-02-15 15:22:37

I had a dream last night that I got a puppy. It was so excited to be around me and I felt as if I bonded with it in my dream and wanted to take extra-special care of it. I was holding it and I remember feeling how soft and delicate it was. I decided to take it on a walk on, and it got overly excited and jumped down a huge stair and landed on the side of its belly on the pavement. It injured itself from the fall so that a large flap of skin was hanging from it’s body and it was bleeding. I panicked and picked up my phone to call for an ambulance because I didn’t know the number for a vet. I kept misdialing and couldn’t get through to anyone. I didn’t know what to do. I was so panicked that my puppy was dying in my arms. It cried and cried in my arms and I couldn’t do anything to help it. I woke up and was extremely disturbed and saddened by this dream. I still feel sad, hours later, thinking about it. I’m not sure what it all means…

    -Tony Crisp 2011-02-22 12:11:15

    Kim – Anything young is very tender and vulnerable. To see and feel something that was very much a part of you fall and apparently dying is not a good feeling. Not being able to get ‘through to anyone’ shows that you haven’t been able share your feelings about this with a person who it sympathetic.

    The puppy is your own vulnerable feelings, and you need to take care of who you expose yourself to. It seems that a new and very young and inexperienced you has been opened, and a such you need to be careful for a while. But your puppy can come back to life and health if you hold it with love, and feel it as part of you. Nothing ever dies in our dreams.


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