Of course the demeanor of the dog is also important. If the dog is fearsome and vicious then it means that something horrible will happen to you or someone you love. It does not mean that it will happen immediately or that it will happen at all as a dream cannot predict the future to that extent, but it is clear that you have a feeling that something will go wrong in your life soon.
Is someone that you love and care for about to do something incredibly dangerous? This black dog could symbolize your fear and anxiety over their safety. Are you about to do something that is dangerous and that you feel incredibly uneasy about? Then this too could mean that you should have something to be legitimately afraid of. DonвЂ™t allow yourself to fall down this road of fear and foreboding. If it is something that is legitimately dangerous then you need to cancel it, whatever it is. And if it is not your own engagement which you are trying to have canceled and instead it is a friendвЂ™s, then you are going to have to make sure that your friend knows exactly how endangered you think that they are. Do not sit back and watch as something horrible happens to someone that you love and respect. Tell them how you feel even if you are sure that they wonвЂ™t listen. At least that way you will know that you did all you could do to save their life if the unthinkable were to happen.
To dream that you are a black dog suggests that you feel that you bring danger to others. You think that your presence within a group is causing other people to harm themselves. Perhaps you have been a bad influence on the lives of a few people and you are just starting to feel bad about that. This is a great possibility. You should applaud yourself for being so keen as to notice when you have negatively influenced the life of another. Most people that do this sort of thing never actually come to a realization about it and instead continue to endanger their friends. Recognizing the negative influence you have on others is the first step to recovery.
To dream that you see a friendly black dog suggests that you have come to terms with those aspects of yourself that are negative and you are able to accept all of the negative things going on in the world around you. This is something that is hard to do and it doesnвЂ™t mean that you have a lack of empathy or are a bad person for it; it means that you have reached a level of maturity that allows you to realize your helplessness in the course of the world and have accepted that.