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5 surprising things about dogs


They are more than just a pet, they are a loyal, faithful and loving friend. But did you know there's more to dogs than fetching and rolling over?

Dogs can count

Did you know that dogs can be trained to select the larger of two quantities? By placing pieces of cheese into two opaque cans, and asking the dogs to select the one that contained the most, they were able to choose the correct one. Just don't ask them to do your math homework.

Dogs sweat with their feet

Dogs don't just pant when they're hot, they can also sweat from the bottom of their feet! Ever notice wet paw prints tracked along the ground, that's the reason why.Unless they just stepped in a puddle.

Dogs can see colour

Many people believe that their dogs see in black and white, but dogs do in fact see in colour. Dogs see in shades of yellow and blue and lack the ability to see the range of colors from green to red. One amusing fact is that the most popular colours for dog toys are red!

Dogs can tell time

Ever wondered if your dog knows how long you've been gone? There is a good chance that they do.  Research shows that dogs can recognize the difference between the length of time of audio tones. They have been trained to press one button for a long tone and another for a short tone.

Dogs don't understand connectivity

Ever get wrapped around a tree or telephone pole while walking your dog on a leash?  Scientists have done many experiments on this. Your dog isn’t trying to trip you up on purpose. They just don't understand that you are connected together.

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Want to learn more about dogs? Check out 9 Surprising Facts About Puppies!