A symbol of instincts to be used and guided by conscience.
The dog may also appear as a guard to protect property and defend against attack. He may symbolize a true friend.
The dog is the closest creature that humans come to call “brother.” It may also represent part of the dreamer—for instance, the shadow.
The dog as a pet almost always points to our instinct or loss of instinct, particularly when it is a trained dog, which in this case does not imply cultivation, but rather the destruction of instincts.
The dog is also one who needs to inspect its environment, who looks for and finds information. In the Tarot the two images of “the Fool” and “the Dog” always appear together.
A vicious dog means envy and unscrupulousness. According to Jung, the dog is the undertaker who buries the Corpse.
The dog with its instincts is seen as aiding the process of dying and resurrection (like Anubis in ancient Egyptian mythology). According to Greek mythology, the dog from hell, Cerberus, stands on the border between life and death.
Also may point to fear of rejection—”dog” as an unattractive female.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Dreaming of a dog depends 011 whether it is one known to us (such as a childhood pet), when it then may represent happy memories; if unknown it may signify the qualities of loyalty and unconditional love associated with dogs.
2- To dream of a pack of wild dogs portrays emotions and feelings of which we are afraid.
3- A dog symbolises the guardian of the underworld. In Egyptian mythology this is dcpicted by Anubis, the dog-headed god.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If belligerent or barking, this dream shows personal aggression and hostility.
Sleeping at your feet: Service, good friends, and gentle companions.
Good instincts. Dogs are believed to have a kind of second sight in judging people, or discerning spiritual presences (see Ghost).
Being bitten by a dog reveals quarrels between friends or family members.
Dreaming of a purebred dog, especially at a dog show, indicates a personal love of performance, possibly to the point of putting on airs.
Growling dogs warn of being surrounded by designing or unpleasant people.
A Cerberus (many-headed dog) counsels that you are trying to maintain too many loyalties, interests, or friends. When you spread yourself too thin, quality suffers.
Zoroastrian: Sagacity, vigilance, and fidelity. Consider how the dog is treated and where it’s seen for more interpretive value.
The afterlife: In Babylon, Greece, and Persia, dogs attended aspects of the great Goddess to the underworld where human souls slept, awaiting their next incarnation. This close affinity to death is why dogs are often credited with the ability to see spirits.
The ability to sniff out honesty and good character. In the Tarot, dogs sit at death’s gate to be sure the soul is properly prepared. Similarly, Egyptian mythology speaks of Anubis, the jackal-headed god, waiting in the underworld to judge newcomers with his nose. This is why the Egyptians packed their mummies in sweet spices!... The Language of Dreams
The jackal-headed egyptian god anubis weighed the souls of the departed in the judgement hall.
It is this that gives the jackal its quality of scavenger.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you are evaluating the pros and cons of a situation, the dream will help you make the right decision. Weighing something important or being on the scale suggests that you must see things from a more balanced view, without being overly emotional. So, it is better not to rush and think calmly before acting. Finally, to see an empty scale in dreams indicates problems of self assertiveness.
Since ancient times, the scale has been the symbol of justice. For the Egyptians, it was the instrument on which the god Anubis weighed the souls of men. The dream may be telling you that justice will come in a particular matter. In any case, the balance is associated with gains, justice, and happiness.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams