10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Dog
Think you know everything there is to know about your pooch? You have no idea. Here are 10 really interesting things you didn’t know about your dog.
1. Yawning: Dogs yawn when they are tired, but it is also a sign that they are bored.
2. Bad Behavior: Dogs act up when there is a storm on the way, they can hear, smell and feel one coming long before we can.
3. Drinking: Dogs don’t just lap up water indiscriminately — they form the backs of their tongues into little water cups.
4. Hugs: Dogs don’t really like hugging, in the animal kingdom putting your limb over another animal signifies dominance.
5. Nose: Dogs nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints.
6. Digging: When dogs dig after pooing they are not burying anything, they are marking their territory using glands in their paws.
7. Peeing: Male dogs lift their legs when they pee as a show of dominance.
8. Intelligence: Boarder Collies and Poodles are thought to be the most intelligent breeds.
9. Smell: Your dog’s wet nose detects scent by absorbing the water droplets that carry smell.
10. Hearing: Eighteen muscles move your dog’s ears around independently from one another.