1

The reason a dog’s nose is wet has to do with scent. The nose secretes a thin layer of mucus designed to absorb scent, allowing them to lick their nose and sample the scent through their mouths.

2

Dogs differentiate between food types using their sense of smell, only having one-fifth the number of taste buds that humans have.

3

While many lives were lost in the sinking of the Titanic, three of the survivors were dogs: a Pekinese and two Pomeranians.

4

Service dogs, such as seeing-eye dogs, are trained to know when they’re on duty. The moment you put on their harness, the dog is aware the playtime is over and there is work to do. This is why it is advised to never pat or try to speak to a service dog without the owner’s permission. The distraction could cause the service dog to become unaware of the danger.

5

While many believe Hyenas to be a breed of wild dog, it was discovered that they are more closely related to cats.

6

Many people, especially children, like to hug their dog while playing to show affection. This, however, is seen as aggressive behavior by the dog because they interpret putting a limb over another animal as a sign of dominance. It also helps to resist the urge to smile at your dog, as showing or baring your teeth is seen as a sign of aggression.

7

The Beatles song A Day in the Life is believed to have an extra high-pitched note added in. This was done by Paul McCartney for his Shetland Sheepdog.

8

If you ask most people they would tell you that for every year we age, a dog ages 7 years. This is false, however. A dog will reach the equivalent of 21 human years at just 2, after which the aging process slows down. The rate of aging can vary based on the size of the dog, with larger breeds becoming elderly much more quickly. To determine the age of your dog after the age of 2, subtract 2 from their age, multiply that number by 4 and add 21.

9

It’s widely believed that dogs can only see in black and white. However, this is not true. A more accurate description of a dog’s sight would be comparable to a human with red-green color blindness. They’re also much more sensitive to motion at long distances as well as being less sensitive to changes in brightness, allowing them to see clearly in the dark.

10

Anyone can tell you never to feed a dog chocolate because it’s basically poison. But there is a large variety of foods that are just as harmful, including raw bread dough containing yeast, alcohol, hops, grapes, onions, garlic, macadamia, nuts, and even moldy food.

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