There are quite a few things that you probably didn’t know about dogs, and you will definitely be interested to learn some of them.
- The “smell center” of a dog’s brain is 40x bigger than a human’s
Dogs are able to detect smells that humans are not able to. In fact, a dog’s ability to pick up scents is thousands of times better than people. This is precisely why dogs are frequently used to find drugs, dead bodies, explosives, and even bed bugs.
- Dogs dream too
Another thing that a lot of people don’t know about dogs is that they dream just like people do. Researchers discovered that dogs have a sleep pattern that is fairly similar to that of humans, and even their brain activity is similar.
- Most dogs have the intelligence of a 2-year old baby
While it is true that intelligence varies depending on the breed of dog you have, most of them are at least as smart as a two-year old child. Research has shown that dogs can understand over 150 different words and even trick their masters into giving them treats.