Dogs are aware of the passage of time. It has been demonstrated that they can tell the difference between an hour and five minutes.
Do you believe you know everything there is to know about dogs? Reconsider your position! Take a look at these fascinating facts you may not have known:
Dogs are aware of the passage of time. It has been demonstrated that they can tell the difference between an hour and five minutes. They may forecast future events, such as regular walking time if they are trained to do so.
Your dog is as smart as a two-year-old! Ever wonder why children around this age seem to have a special bond with the family dog? It could be because they speak the same language, roughly 250 words, and gestures in fact.
A study at UCSD claims that your dog can genuinely get jealous when they see you display affection for another creature.
The United States has the highest pet dog population in the world. Approximately 75.8 million in fact.
Seeing-eye dogs are trained to do their “business” on command. This way their owner can clean it up a bit easier. Some of the popular commands are “get busy” and “go time.”
Man’s best friend? Petting a dog and gazing into their eyes releases oxytocin (i.e the “love hormone”) not only for you but for them as well.
Your dog can smell your feelings. In fact, your dog’s sense of smell is approximately 100,000 times better than yours. So it shouldn’t be shocking that they can, in fact, smell things such as fear. When a human is fearful, they perspire, and a dog is easily able to pick up on this change.
Dogs can be trained to detect cancer and other diseases in humans. Cancerous cells release different metabolic waste products than healthy cells in the human body. Dogs may even be able to sniff out cancer cells simply by smelling someone’s breath.
Do you have a dog that experiences separation anxiety? Try leaving some clothing with him that you’ve worn. It’s been proven that the scent you leave behind on your clothes can help ease your dog’s separation anxiety.
Have you ever wondered why your dog curls up in a ball when they sleep? It’s actually an age-old instinct to keep themselves warm and to protect vital organs while they sleep.
Your dog can help get you a date! One study showed that a man’s chances of getting a girl’s phone number went from 10% to 33%, just by having a dog with them. In the study, a staggering 66% of men and women would not date someone who didn’t like pets.