First thing’s first, having a puppy is a huge responsibility. You have to take good care of them, feed them and clean them so they will also take good care of you.
And if you really don’t have any idea about what you’ll be facing, better read this ultimate guide for new pup owners.
Dogs are very smart and easy to be attached
Dogs can pick up your daily routine easily. When it’s time to wake up, eat, walk, and toileting routine. That’s why having a stabled routine is very important because it can make them more disciplined and can prevent stress for your dog.
They are also easily attached to their owner. And yes, your dog misses you whenever you leave them. Science has proven that dogs remember things the clearest when there are strong emotional ties to the memories. The average dog has approximately the same emotional competency of a 3-year-old child; they can feel basic emotions, like happiness, love, and anger; dogs can even be surprised and scared.
Dogs can smell your emotion and it can affect them
A dog can pick up on subtle changes in your scent, that gives them an idea on what you are feeling. And as a support to this theory, a group of researchers did a study and came up with a result that dogs do seem to be able to smell our emotional state and they then seem to trust our responses to the situation by adopting those emotional states as their own.
Dog’s whiskers are very important to them, don’t cut it!
The primary function of whiskers is to aid a dog’s vision. Whiskers pick up the slightest vibrations in the air, as well as subtle shifts in wind direction and speed. This alerts dogs to the presence of prey or other objects close by and tells them size, shape and if there’s any motion.
Whiskers are why a dog can hunt in the dark and keep from crashing into furniture, falling down steps or bumping into walls as he walks around the house at night.
Dogs have sweat glands in their paws
Yup, dogs do sweat! The inner layer of skin on a dog’s paw contains sweat glands, these transport perspiration to the outer layer, cooling the hot dog down as well as preventing the pads from drying out. And like humans, if a dog is nervous or stressed their paws will also exude moisture.
Dogs do dream!
Researchers using an electroencephalogram (EEG) have tested canine brain wave activity during sleep. They’ve found that dogs are similar to humans when it comes to sleep patterns and brain wave activity.
And if you see your dog twitching its leg while sleeping and making funny noises, it’s better not to wake them up. Because dogs, like humans, need uninterrupted sleep for healthy mental activity.
Some food is dangerous for your dog
As a dog owner, you are responsible for your dog’s food. If you’re not sure if it’s safe or not better do some research first about the dangerous food for your dog to avoid complications. It’s better to be 100% sure than to risk your dog’s health.