Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking? What would she say if she could speak? Being a dog owner is great, but it’s a shame that your best friend can’t talk to you. Unknowingly, dogs exhibit personality traits that are different from human ones, in addition to obvious ones, such as licking themselves.
Anyone who has ever owned a dog can tell you that the bond between dog and owner is special, incomparable. There is a reason why dogs are called man’s best friends – the bond between man and dog is beautiful and incomprehensible. Your dog can feel your mood, in sadness and joy your furry friend will always be with you.
Best friends know everything about each other. While your dog knows everything about you, you certainly don’t know much about him. There are many myths surrounding what dogs see, how they feel, and who they are. While every dog is different, the following ten points will tell you what your dog has dreamed of telling you over the years.
Dogs are the best pets you can wish for, and they are also the best companions. If you love your dog, be sure to read this article as it will help you get even closer to your best friend and learn interesting facts about him.
They Can Smell the Coming Storm
Have you ever noticed how your dog behaves strangely for no reason, and then a thunderstorm starts a few hours later? This is because dogs can sense changes in the weather before humans can. Due to their excellent hearing, dogs can hear higher and lower frequencies. They hear claps of thunder that the human ear cannot pick up. Dogs not only hear better than humans, but they also have a keener sense of smell. A dog’s nose is so sensitive that it can detect odors much faster than a human nose. Dogs are generally more sensitive to changes in atmospheric pressure. The next time you notice that your dog is behaving strangely, close the windows, because soon there will be a thunderstorm outside!
They are Born Blind, Deaf, and Toothless
Puppies are born completely helpless. They are blind, deaf, toothless, and simply adorable. In the first week of their life, puppies spend 90 percent of their time sleeping, and the remaining 10 percent eating. Unable to walk, puppies begin their lives by crawling. Their eyes, closed at birth, open when they are about two weeks old. Opening their eyes, they begin to explore the world around them. The ears of the puppies also begin to function at about two weeks. By the time they are three weeks old, they can hear well. The puppy is dependent on its mother for the first few weeks of its life. They rely on their mother for food, comfort, and learning basic rules of behavior. That is why, when you acquire a puppy, you need to wait a certain period of time after his birth so that he is ready for you to take him home.
Dog Nose Prints are Like Human Fingerprints
Just as fingerprints can be used to identify a person, nose prints can be used to identify a dog. A dog’s nose print is as unique as our fingerprints. If you look closely at the dog’s nose, you will notice lines forming patterns, just like in our fingerprints. Prior to this, the generally accepted way of identifying a dog was to take paw prints, but this method has disappeared since it is not as accurate as their nose print. All breeders and animal trainers are required to have their dogs’ nose prints in case identification or insurance is ever required.
Males Raise their Hind Legs as a Gesture of Dominance
It is not at all surprising that males want to demonstrate their dominance. Many people know that dogs mark new places with urine, marking their territory. Raising the hind leg to urinate allows the dog to leave his urine higher off the ground than usual. This will allow the odor to stay in place for longer, as some dogs will not be able to reach the same level, and it also removes the marks left by other dogs. Dogs leave their scent on things in layers. The scent of the most dominant dog remains at the highest level, while the less dominant males can leave their scent only below the level. The smaller the dog is, the less dominance it is in the chain of labels.
The Center of the Dog’s Scent Brain is 40 Times Larger than Ours
A dog relies on its sense of smell to interpret the world around it, just as humans rely on sight. While it’s hard to imagine, your dog interprets as much information in a day as you do. When you see a dog sniffing something, it is the equivalent of a person looking around the area. Dogs do this in order to understand and become familiar with their surroundings, so they are less likely to sniff around at home than when they are taken to a new and unfamiliar place. The dog’s brain is tuned to smell. The percentage of a dog’s brain that is busy analyzing odors is 40 times higher than that of a human!
Dogs Dream the Same way Humans do
Anyone who has ever owned a dog has noticed how it twitches and squints in its sleep. Dogs dream and their dreams are actually very similar to ours. A dog’s size can also determine how long it sleeps. Larger species of dogs only dream every 45-60 minutes, but the duration of their dreams is 5-10 minutes. Small breeds dream every 10 minutes, but their dreams last only a minute. Puppies and older dogs dream more often than middle-aged dogs. The amount of sleep a dog needs to rest depends on its daytime activity. Although they spend most of their time sleeping, dogs are easier to wake up than humans. Dogs can have a variety of dreams, including good and bad. If your dog is having a nightmare, don’t panic. When they wake up, they may feel disoriented, but soon realize that what they were dreaming was a dream.
Tail Wagging Also Has a Tongue of Its Own
People often have the misconception that tail wagging means the dog is happy or looking forward to something. While tail wagging does mean these things, it can also be a signal that the dog is scared or feeling insecure. Like any other language, tail wagging has its own grammar and vocabulary to be understood. When a dog wags its tail, there are many details to pay attention to: which way it wags its tail, what position the tail is in and how fast it wags it. When your dog wags its tail, you have a lot to think about, so pay more attention to it, as wagging its tail is a way of communication for the dog.
Dogs Don’t Sweat the Way We Do
Dogs sweat, but not like humans. Dogs mostly sweat through their paw pads. Their skin and underarms do not contain sweat glands as humans do. Dogs get rid of excess heat by breathing quickly, so many people think they sweat through their mouths, but this is not the case. Dogs sweat during exercise, just like humans. However, some dogs require more attention in this matter than others. For example, Bulldogs and Pugs breathe very hard. Dogs of these breeds are at a higher risk of overheating because they find it difficult to breathe. Since dogs don’t have as many sweat glands like humans, they can’t sweat as we do. However, it is very important to do the right exercises for your dog to breathe properly.
Body Language is Much More Effective than Words
Many of us talk to our dogs as if they were human. This is a very widespread phenomenon. Some find it a little odd that dog owners talk to them the way they would to their children. As humans, we love to talk, so we talk to our pets, who, unfortunately, for the most part, do not understand what we are saying. Although they understand individual words such as “cookies”, “walk” or “sit”, they find it difficult to understand the full completeness of verbal communication. Dogs notice your body language much better than they understand what you are telling them. Telling your dog to stay where it is, leaning forward to meet it is a guarantee that it will understand you better.
Dogs Need Order and Rules
Dogs are like children: they need order and rules. Dogs need to know who the leader of the pack is, and if you don’t take on that role, your dog will never listen to you. As we mentioned earlier, dogs are like children, without order and rules they run wild and this is not good at all. Sometimes it is very difficult to yell at little furry friends, but they need discipline. If you are trying to train your dog, remember that you should not make any exceptions to the rule. If they are usually allowed to jump on you, they will not understand why you suddenly stopped allowing them to do this when you are in a suit. Dogs can be taught what can and what cannot be done and it is you who must draw the lines so that they understand this. You must become the leader of the pack in your home.