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.
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Indiana’s Responsible Breeder of the Australian Labradoodle