The dogs senses

Did you know that a dog’s sense of smell is 4 million times better than that of a human? Did you also know that a dog can differentiate between men and women based on their tone of voice? Their sense of smell is one of their most important characteristics, as dogs experience life through the scents of other dogs, and their hearing affects their perception of everyday life. Read more here.

The dog sense of smell

The sense of smell of a dog is 4 million times better than that of a human, which means that they can detect everything from stress hormones to diseases through their nose. They can even remember a bad experience through a specific scent, such as the smell of fireworks on New Year’s Eve or the scent of a vet. This is something we don’t usually think about in our everyday lives, even though we should.

Their incredible sense of smell is the reason why dogs can become stressed when offered different play areas. They need to process all the sensory inputs and scents that have been there before. Imagine having to analyze every ingredient in a spaghetti bolognese meal at every sitting. For a dog, one scent is not just one scent.

The sense of smell is the most important attribute of a dog. It’s also one of the reasons why your dog may pull to the left or right if you, as an owner, aren’t interesting enough in the dog’s brain. All the scents in the environment need to be sniffed out, so it takes training and patience to make yourself more valuable than all the scents a dog can smell. Next time your dog chooses a field or a hedge, think about it. Dogs don’t always get tired from smelling; sometimes it can cause stress, especially the scent of a desirable female in heat or prey that jumps out of the forest floor.

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The dogs sense og hearing

Dogs have selective hearing; they hear certain frequencies and tones better than others. Dogs hear at a much higher pitch than humans, which makes sense since hearing was primarily used to locate prey.

Certain dogs react violently to different tones. It could be lawnmowers, dishwashers, electric toothbrushes, razors, smoke alarms, or any other electronic device used in daily life. These devices emit high-frequency tones that humans are unable to perceive. Think about it when you encounter a dog that becomes nervous or stressed by a certain sound or tone that seems harmless to us.

There is a significant difference between a woman’s voice and a man’s voice when it comes to Hz. A woman speaks at about 150 Hz, while a man speaks at about 75 Hz. When the average man is angry, his voice can reach about 600 Hz. This means that there are far more overtones in a man’s voice than in a woman’s voice, which causes dogs to perceive the voice as more aggressively “aggressive.”

Dogs often react positively to “women” with high-pitched voices. Low tones are perceived as negative, such as a deep growl from a male dog. A dog’s hearing also affects its perception of play. We also see a lot of frustration with various types of toys, such as squeaky toys, which can be purchased at any pet store. The squeaky toy and the tone it produces promote the prey drive and can cause a dog to become stressed in a split second. This is one of the reasons why at onlinehund.dk, we don’t see the benefit or fun in offering dogs something that promotes their drive.

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