It is important to be able to make sense of your puppies senses.  Dogs, like humans, have 5 senses that each play an important part in their life.  They are sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.  Dogs, like humans, see in color; however, it isn’t the same.  Dogs see in blue-violet, yellow – green and shades of grey.  Unlike a human who only sees at 180 degrees a dog sees at 245 degrees, this allows dogs to have an even greater peripheral vision.  Dogs also see well in dim light.  Dogs have amazing hearing!  Because a dogs hearing is so good, there is really no need to yell during training or when you want their attention.  A great way to get your puppies attention is to speak in a low, deep voice.  The third sense is the sense of smell.  According to some research, it is believed that dogs have 250 million receptors cells compared to about the 5 million that humans have!  That is astounding!  This without a doubt is the most powerful and strongest sense of a dog.  A dogs sense of taste is very similar to what you and I experience.  Many of the likes and dislikes of taste come from early on in your puppies life.  A dog’s sense of touch is also very strong.  They can feel temperatures and pressures.  Their whiskers are perhaps the most sensitive part.  All five of a dogs senses play a vital role in their everyday life.

Cheryl Sabens

Ashford Manor Australian Labradoodle

Indiana’s Responsible Breeder of the Australian Labradoodle