Dogs smell, see, hear, feel and taste things very differently from us humans. If you want to understand the world from your dog’s perspective, you might want to know a few things about their senses. When you understand how your dog senses the world, you can use it to your benefit when you’re training her.
The sense of smell is the most highly evolved sense a dog has. The olfactory cortex is 40 times bigger in dogs than it is in humans and up to 100 million times more sensitive. Dogs use their wet noses to detect what direction a smell is coming from. Dogs can use each nostril separately to further increase their smelling abilities.
A research study done in 2013 by scientists in Trinity College, Dublin, showed the size and metabolic rate of animals dictates how they experience time. Dogs take in visual information 25 percent faster than humans, which makes time move more slowly for them. This means that dogs see us moving in slow motion.
Dogs are highly adapted to function in dim light. They can see in ranges that are similar to red-green color blindness in humans.
Dogs have excellent hearing, picking up frequencies between 40 Hz to 60 kHz, depending on their breed and age, whereas humans hear between 12 Hz to 20 kHz. Dogs can hear sounds that are four times further away compared to humans.
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