7 facts about the sense of time in dogs that will surprise you!
Many owners are convinced that their dogs have a sense of time, because they know exactly when the time comes for breakfast or a walk. We bring to your attention 7 facts about the sense of time in dogs that may surprise you.
- Dogs live realthey have no past and future. They seemed to be permanently stuck in the "here and now." And the birthday for your four-legged friend is no different from the rest of the days of the year.
- The dog really begins to worry when it is time for feeding or walking. However, she does not rely on the clock hands, but on an increased feeling of hunger and fullness of the bladder. I.e dogs have a kind of "internal clock". That is why dogs are never late for breakfast. And for dinner, of course, too.
- Dogs live on a 24-hour cycle and can focus on the position of the sun to determine the time of day.
- To read the time, dogs target many markers, including the behavior of people (often unconscious).
- Researcher Alexandra Horowitz suggested that dogs tell time ... by smell! They capture the subtlest odors associated with an event, and also focus on changes in the intensity of the aroma.
- Dogs can distinguish between short and long time intervals.. A study (Rehn, T. & Keeling, L., 2011) showed that the longer a host is absent, the more enthusiastic his dog will be. Although, of course, there are pets who begin to yearn as soon as we closed the door behind us, and even a visit to the mailbox is perceived as separation forever, but these are rather individual characteristics.
- Dog sleep and wake schedules are much more flexible.than a person. And immediately after a sound sleep, they enthusiastically go for a walk.