10 More Things You Didn’t Know About Your Dog

april 16th 2017

  1. When dogs dig after pooping, they’re not burying anything – they’re making their territory using scent glands in their paws.

 

contact happy hound oakland2. Your dog’s wet nose helps him detect scent by absorbing the water droplets that carry smells.

 

 

 

3. But tiny dogs, like Chihuahuas, can hear sounds in higher range than big dogs.

 

 

 

oakland dog boarding, training and daycare rates4. Eighteen muscles move your dog’s ears around independently in on another

 

 

 

 

5. Puppies are born blind, deaf, and toothless

 

 

 

 

6. If your dog’s acting up, it might be because a storm’s on the way Dogs can hear, smell, and feel a change in the weather long before us.

 

 

 

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7. Dog fetuses can learn. Pups whose moms ate food laced with anise seeds when they were pregnant were attracted to the smell of anise soon after they were born.

 

 

 

 

 

8. Puppies purchased at pet stores are more likely to attack their owners than dogs obtained from non-commercial breeders.

 

 

 

 

9. Looking for a good family pet? You might want to avoid akitas, shar peis, and chow chows. Veterinarians rated them as the breeds least affectionate to family members. Golden retrievers and labs topped the list of the most affectionate breeds.

 

 

 

 

10. Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic: a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian, and a Pekingese.