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.
Dogs’ sense of taste is less developed than humans’. Humans have around 9000 taste buds whereas dogs only have around 1700. This explains a lot!
Research by Franziska Kuhne, Johanna Hößler and Rainer Struwe investigated the dogs’ reactions to being touched. They concluded that the dogs liked their chest or shoulders petted, or getting the bottom of the spine just in front of the tail scratched.
Physical contact that involved restraint of some sort, like holding the dog down while petting it or holding it by its collar, produced the most consistently negative responses. Also patting the dog on its head or holding one of its paws caused some negative reactions.
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