Holiday Gift Book for All-Ages – Excerpt from Lessons Learned From Dogs
Humans worry too much about past things or thinking about the future.
In many situations, dogs have a better idea of how to act in the present and have a better idea than we so to figure out what to do next.
We need to know not to treat dogs like humans because they are simply different animals than we are. Domestic dogs need closeness, touching, and petting to be content and happy.
Unlike people, affection and love is not what makes dogs happy. A wise master knows how to satisfy their dog’s instincts in order to make the pet happy.
Keep in mind that dogs are pack animals by nature. Wild dogs run around in groups.
You will be amazed how dogs use all their senses.
It is natural that people use the ears first and then their eyes to react to stimuli in the environment and learn from the world.
Instinctually, dogs rely first on their nose. Then they use their sight, hearing, and the universal sense.
People do not have this universal sense ability that “feels” energy and emotions of other animals, including humans, in the area.
Dogs have evolved very keen senses that are used to make decisions. It all starts with understanding the world with the sense of smell.
The human brain may be ten times bigger but the smelling parts inside dog brains are 40 times larger. People have only about five million scent glands compared to a dog’s 125 to 300 million.
This means that a dog’s sense of smell is 10,000,000 times more sensitive than ours. Think of this next time you smell a fart sitting in the same room as your dog.