Since the domestication of the canine species, many myths and alleged fun facts have surfaced. Here, I will help you put a few of them to rest.
Did you know that most people believe dogs to be colorblind? That is in fact, not the case. Most dogs can see slight colors, primaraly blues, greens, yellows and shades of grey. Maybe that’s why dogs like tennis balls so much..
Ever heard that dogs mouth is cleaner than a human’s? This myth actually stems from the fact that dogs mouths consist of “dog” germs that are usually harmless for humans, but that doesn’t mean where your dogs mouth has been is clean! Licking the concrete, eating grass, lapping up dirty rain water, sampling the neighboring dog’s poop are all things that can transfer germs from your dogs mouth to yours. Keep those pearly whites brushed!
“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, this is a very common saying that I have personally used as a joke, but it is not necessarily true. Although old dogs can be stuck in their ways, and grumpy, (Hey, doesn’t that sound like someone you know?) training with you is a great way to make and keep connections with your dog. It builds trust between the both of you and most of the time it can be very rewarding when a dog knows they are doing something that makes you happy!