To dream of a dog represents feelings about areas of your life where you are emotionally protective. The type, size, and color of the dog all reflect how you choose to protect yourself from difficult emotions or confront problems.
Positively, a dog reflects emotional self-defense. How you choose to confront a negative situation while keeping confident. Something you can rely on in yourself or in others to protect you or keep problems at bay. Repeating something to yourself to help fend off fear, jealousy, or other people’s harsh words. An emotional barrier you put up to protect yourself. Sensing danger or a protective attitude about confronting dangerous people or situations. Loyalty, taking sides, or being emotionally protective of friends, family, or work.
Negatively, a dog reflects loss of self-control over instincts and urges. Powerful sexual urges or vicious anger towards another person. Heated arguments.
To dream of an angry dog almost always represents anger and viciousness towards other people. It may also reflect a loss of your temper. Angry dog may also reflect feelings about someone angry in your life that you feel has an alpha male mentality. Feelings about your own alpha mentality when you get angry or lose your temper.
To dream of being bitten by a dog may represent feelings of being attacked, bothered, or threatened. Feeling the effects of others viciousness or territorialness. A clash of agendas. It may also reflect difficulty with addiction. Patients in hospitals may dream of dogs attacking them to reflect unpleasant medical treatment that is in the best interest.
A dog on a leash represents self-control or keeping your instincts and urges in check.
To dream of a dead or dying dog may represent giving up. You may have lost something that gives you confidence or makes you feel safe.
To dream of cutting a dogs head off represents actions being taken to stop someone else from ever thinking confident again. Preventing someone from defending themselves or having something to rely on.
To dream of a lost dog represents feelings of losing confidence in yourself or the ability to protect yourself emotionally. Feeling that you can no longer stand up for yourself. Feeling that a situation is too dangerous to confront. Problems arguing your side of a conflict or defending yourself. Feeling negligent with the feelings of someone who was protecting you. Distractions that have made you avoid protecting your strengths.
Example: A man once dreamed of dog being delivered to him in a basket. In real life he was facing serious financial trouble and had just thought up a plan to get out of it. The dog reflected how his plans gave him the confidence to stand up to his problem.
Example 2: A person once dreamed of seeing a black angry dog growling at them. In real life they were talking about someone they didn’t like in a very angry vicious way.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of a dog biting her hands. In waking life she was in the hospital getting surgery done on her hands. The dog biting her may have reflected her feelings about the medical treatment she was getting trying to help her while also scaring her.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of a mean black dog trying to bite her. In waking life she felt that her mother was being very angry, rude, and making degrading comments.
Example 5: A woman dreamed of her dog being euthanized or “put down.” In waking life she was fired from her company and she lost all her loyalty for the company.