Who doesn’t love a cute and cuddling pup in their life? I think that there is no other animal on earth that is loved as much as the dog. Even though we feel so close to them there are many things that we actually don’t know about them. Check out these 22 facts that you most likely didn’t know. If you did then you are a dog pro! Enjoy!
1. Dogs are into self-pleasure too
Well, you might not want to admit but your dog has masturbated in front of you at least once. It is a natural behavior and continues even after the dogs are neutered/spayed. If your doggy is too much into this, then this might be due to constant stress. You might need to take him/her to a vet for knowing the cause of addiction.
2. Dogs get anxious about separation
Does your doggy get all agitated when you leave home? It might be due to separation anxiety. You can try leaving a piece of clothing at home with your scent still on it. It will ease your dog.
3. Dogs use tail wag language
Dogs wag tail for communicating love, fear, aggression or nervousness. You need to understand different patterns to decipher this rather easy language.
4. Your dog is your doctor
Your dog can help lowering down your BP when you pet him. It is much more helpful than interactions with other humans.
5. Dalmatian puppies are spotless
Dalmatian pups are spotless until they are 2-3 weeks old.
6. Your dog has a wet nose, always
Dogs have a heightened sense of smell. This is possible because of their wet nose, which enhances their ability to sense even the faintest of the smells.
7. Your dog curls up to protect himself
Dogs are genetically programmed to curl their body inwards to keep themselves warm and save their vital organs from predators.
8. Whiskers are dog’s antenna
Whiskers help dog visualize more clearly. They detect even the slightest changes in air pressure with the help of their moustache. The whiskers also help dogs to navigate better in the dark.
9. Not all dogs bark
A breed of dog named Basenji can’t bark. Well, all they do is ‘yodel’. It is because of their differently shaped voice box.
10. Dogs are technical poopers
Dogs poop happily when they are in a specific alignment with the magnetic field. Weird.
11. Dogs have an enormous capability to smell
A dog’s ability to sense smell is 10,000- 100,000 times more than us. Humans have been benefitted by this ability through ages. Dogs make excellent police dogs and service dogs because of this trait. Humanity can’t be more thankful.
12. Dogs can have extra digits too
Norwegian Lundehund is a dog breed that has one extra toe in each foot. 6 toed dog it is.
13. Dog’s mouth helps in smelling
The roof of a dog’s mouth has an ability to smell to a certain extent. This is also one of the reasons why dogs lick their nose. It helps in transferring odorous substance to their mouth.
14. Dogs are jealous beings
Dogs get green with envy if their humans show love to someone else, be it a dog or another animal or another human being. Just like us.
15. Dog’s world is much more than just black and white
Dogs can perceive more colors, though a limited range of them.
16. Dogs can care for humans in every way possible
Dogs can be trained to perceive seizures or emotional distress in humans. They can sense even very subtle behavioral changes and can offer comfort like none else.
17. Dogs love to swirl
This Dervish-like act of dogs is an indicator that dog is feeling to be home. It is a genetic trait. Dogs take a spin in a circular fashion before they are ready to be petted.
18. Dogs are expert swimmers
Most of the dogs can be trained to swim. A breed named Newfoundlanders are pro-swimmers. They have webbed feet to swim miles without a vain.
19. Dogs can be educated to almost anything
Dogs are keen learners. A service dog called Kirsch received an honorary degree in mental health counseling as he attended all of his human’s classes.
20. Dogs are rich in natural bacteria
Like humans, dogs have friendly bacteria all over their body. Their feet have a particularly high number of bacteria. Therefore they smell distinct, like corn chips. Don’t lick them but.
21. Dog’s ears are more muscular than us
Therefore dogs are able to move their ears in all possible directions. This makes them detect even faint sounds.
22. The US is the most dog-friendly state
The United States has the highest pet dog population, at around 75 million.