Episode #65 by Real.Dog/Box
Did you know… dogs have up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses? Compared to only 6 million in our noses? When we inhale, we smell and breathe through the same airways. Dogs have a fold of tissue just inside their nostrils, so when they inhale, they can actually separate smelling and breathing. And when dogs exhale, the spent air exits through the slits in the sides of their noses, allowing dogs to sniff almost continuously.
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Dog brains do not prefer or relate to faces. Unlike human brains, dog brains do not contain face-sensitive areas. Even though dogs gaze into man's eyes, dog brains may not process faces as human brains do. A new study suggests that the canine visual system is organized differently: the face network found in primates may not extend to all mammals.
Army’s push for augmented reality goggles might extend to dogs, too. The Army has started making big investments in things like augmented reality, but not just for humans. Working K9s already wear goggles to protect their eyes from things like sand and shrapnel, but now the Army has started attaching cameras to the goggles. This would allow soldiers to give commands to the K9 from a remote area, keeping the soldier out of danger.
Your dog’s nose knows no bounds- and neither does your dog’s love for you. You have probably heard about dogs who sniff out bombs, drugs, or even coronavirus, but recent studies suggest that your scent means something to your dogs too. When a dog is deprived of food, and their owners, the dog will always choose to greet their owners before going to eat their food. Additionally, when we make eye contact with our dogs, both the handler and dog’s brain will release oxytocin (the “cuddle hormone”). These studies suggest that spending quality time with your dog, means more to them than giving them a tasty treat!
Petco no longer sells shock collars; encouraging positive reinforcement training. Petco announced on Oct. 6 it has stopped selling specific electronic “shock” collars. The pet retailer intends to act as an industry leader in pet health and wellness by encouraging positive reinforcement training methods and creating "real change.” They are also calling on the rest of the pet industry to sign a petition regarding new guidelines for the sales of shock collars.
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