I think they do things just like us, except they are lacking the other half kilo of brain cells to talk about it. Dogs are better humans than we are as humans.
I have a theory. When homo sapiens radiated out of Africa, it was with dogs. Dogs guarded our camps, and gave us a huge advantage over the better Neanderthals, Denisovans, etc, who had faced glaciers full on. But the light built Africans with packs of dogs beat all comers.
Now the Neanderthal genome only resides in us around 2%, and native americans and Philippinos have a larger component of Denisoven DNA. While dogs lay at our feet.
I don’t think it’s overstating to say that we would not be here without dogs.
Pet your hound.