Did you know…
- When dogs greet one another by smelling each other’s backside, they are saying hello politely.
- Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic – a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian, and a Pekingese.
- When dogs communicate they do so using not only vocal but also visual cues through body language. This means that a human can train their dog to act on a command without using words. It also means that dogs may to communicating to one another through body language, which most humans are unaware of.
- The longer a dog’s nose is, the better it’s natural ability to cool itself is.
- The earliest dog-fossil dates back to nearly 10,000 B.C.
- Apple, pear, poppy seeds contain arsenic, which may be deadly to dogs.
- It is much easier for dogs to learn spoken commands if they are given in conjunction with hand signals or gestures.
- A person standing still 300 yards away is almost invisible to a dog. But a dog can easily identify its owner standing a mile away if the owner is waving his arms.
- Different smells in a dog’s urine can tell other dogs whether the dog leaving the message is female or male, old or young, sick or healthy, happy or angry.
- If your dog’s paws smell like corn chips, it’s most likely because dogs only have sweat glands in their feet! That smell is their ~natural~ body odour.
- It has been established that people who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.
- Dogs Poop in Alignment with Earth's Magnetic Field.
- Dogs often get bored of the same areas and routes when outside, just like humans, they like to see and explore new areas. So change up the walking route and keep your dog stimulated, not only will this keep you more interested, it will tire your dog out faster!
- Dogs need and crave not only physical stimulation but mental as well (for example, toys that allow the dog to use its brain to get the treat or food as seen below).
- Body harnesses actually encourage pulling. While they may seem like they give you more control, the pressure points on a harness make your dog respond by pulling forward, making the dog in control of the walk not the human.
Hope this helped you learn something!
Tail Wags from the CompleteK9 Team:)