5 Ways Your Dog Senses The World Differently From You

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Smell We can’t even come close to our dog’s ability to smell things. It’s been estimated that a dog’s sense of smell is 100,000 times more powerful than a human’s. Scientists think that humans have about 40 million olfactory receptors, versus 2 billion for your dog! That’s part ofrepparttar reason dogs make such good trackers, and can trace scents across all sorts of distractions – like across roadways or through dense woods. Dogs also use their sense of smell as a communications tool – when they’re running aroundrepparttar 125728 park with their nose torepparttar 125729 ground, sniffing everything in sight, they’re actually readingrepparttar 125730 calling cards of everyone – dogs, humans, cats, squirrels, and anyone or anything else, that has been there before him. Which is why he may not pay attention to you when you first get torepparttar 125731 park – he’s trying to see if any of his buddies have been there before him!

Taste Just as with humans, taste is closely linked torepparttar 125732 sense of smell –repparttar 125733 main difference is humans won’t eat something that smells bad; while dogs arerepparttar 125734 opposite –repparttar 125735 smellierrepparttar 125736 better. Dogs will gulp first and ask questions later. While humans many times won’t eat something that doesn’t look appealing, let alone doesn’t smell good, dogs are more concerned with smell, than taste. They frequently gobble down food before they have time to chew it, let alone taste it. But that’s ok – it’s why when we clean out our refrigerators our dogs think it’s time for treats. Sorepparttar 125737 next time your dog engages in some puzzling behavior, whether it’s barking for no reason, or ignoring you atrepparttar 125738 park, he might not be trying to irritate you – he’s just responding to a different level of senses than you are. Take a moment to look around and try and figure out what’s triggering his behavior before you get mad. Your dog could be trying to tell you something! http://tinyurl.com/6u2cj

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My hunch is that he’s not listening to you because you’re using a choke chain collar and you’re not able to get a good correction. If you WERE getting a good correction, he wouldn’t be throwing a tantrum.

He can’t be watchingrepparttar other dog and watching you atrepparttar 125727 same time. If he has to worry about you sneaking off and getting caught atrepparttar 125728 end ofrepparttar 125729 leash (where he gets a correction fromrepparttar 125730 collar)… then he’s not going to have enough room in his brain left to think about going afterrepparttar 125731 other dog.

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