Whose ego would not be gratified at the sight of the happy dog who can’t wait to greet you at the end of the hard day? Dogs are friendly and they love human companionship. The bond between humans and dogs can be life-changing.
Your dog waits for you whole day by the door, face smiling, mouth open, tail wagging, who is every time ready to dot on you.
So, In this article we will discuss about some amazing facts about your four-legged furball, who is watching you smile while reading.
Table of Contents
. 1. Dog’s dream like people
. 2. Dog’s are as smart as two-year-old child
. 3. Tail wagging has its own language
. 4. Dog’s have a “sixth sense”
. 5. Your dog responds to your tone
. 6. Petting dogs can lower your blood pressure
. 7. Dog’s have a sense of time
. 8. Dog’s can learn more than 1,000 words
. 9. Dog’s can hear about four times the distance of a human
. 10. Despite those puppy eyes, dogs feel no remorse
1. Dog’s dream like people.
Researchers found that dogs have similar sleep patterns and brain activity as humans, and that small breeds tend to dream more than large ones. If you have ever noticed that your dog twitching in her sleep, this probably means she is dreaming.
Psychology of today’s suggest that they were probably imagining familiar activities like playing outside or chasing their tail while dreaming.
2. Dog’s are as smart as two-year-old child.
According to several behavioral measures, dog reasearchers found that dog’s mental abilities are close to human child age 2 to 2.5 years. They also found out that man’s best friend, four-legged fur can count, understand more than 150 words, and even know how to trick people and other dogs to get treats.
Their inteligence also varies from breed to breed.
3. Tail wagging has its own language.
It does not necessearily mean that your dog is happy to see you, when they excitedly wags its tail. Recent research demonstrates that direction of the tail wag can communicate complex emotions to ther dogs.
According to Discovery.com, dogs wag their tails to the right when they are happy or confident and to the left when they are frightened. Low wagging means they are insecure, and rapid tail wagging accompanied by tense muscles or dilated puplis signals aggression.
4. Dog’s have a “sixth sense”.
In addition to five senses (sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing), dogs also possess a sixth sense- that “gut”feeling we get when something doesn’t feel right. In a research of 2010, it has been found out that, 67% of pet owners reported their pets acting strangely right before a storm. There are even reports that dog can sense illnesses, like cancer.
5. Your dog responds to your tone.
Dog’s do respond to certain volumes or tones regardless of what is being said. For instance, if you speak at regular volume, then suddenly shout, your dog will know that something is up and he should pay attention. If you sing in front of your dog, some dogs sing along with you as well.
Similarly, your dog detect tonal changes from happy to demanding, or sad to cheerful.
6. Petting dogs can lower your blood pressure.
Petting a puppy can cause your blood pressure to drop around 10 percent. According to research, it has also been found out that the blood pressure of the dog being petted drops as well.
Spending time with your four-legged friend releases serotonin, oxytocin, prolactin and even lowers the stress hormone cortisol. These feel-good hormones lowers stress and anxiety.
7. Dog’s have a sense of time.
ith proper conditioning and training, your dog can tell the difference between one hour and six hours. If properly tarined, dogs will be able to forecast their daily activities such as walks and meals, as long as they occur around the same time each day.
8. Dog’s can learn more than 1,000 words.
Chaser is now world famous as the dog who knows more than 1,000 words, the largest known vocabulary of any animal except humans. Besides proper nouns, she knows verbs, adverbs and prepositions. Dog’s have amazing sense of vocabulary, with the ability to learn more than 1,000 words.
The way dog’s have come to understand the nuances of human language is incredibly impressive for an animal that doesn’t speak words itself.
9. Dog’s can hear about four times the distance of a human.
Dog’s hear sound frequencies at least four times as high as compared to people. Human may be able to hear a sound from about 100 yards away, a dog could hear the same sound from 400-500 yards away.
Moreover, dogs can hear big sounds at incredible distances. Interestingly, it’s not just the distance that dogs can hear sounds from that is impressive- it’s also the clarity with which they can hear them.
10. Despite those puppy eyes, dog’s feel no remorse.
There’s been number of studies and researches that has proved that dog’s don’t feel or display guilt. Whenever you catch your dog, something unexpected, you become upset or sad. Looking at the cheerless eyes, back ears, head lowered—You might be tricked that the dog wants forgiveness, but the fact is that they cannot feel guilty.