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Monday, September 4, 2023

How Dogs and Cats See the World around Us

 We humans assume that our furry and feathered friends see our homes and everything around us as we do. We seldom take into consideration what our dogs see when the dog does something wrong or during play and when we expose them them to new surroundings. 

Trainers and dog behaviorist call the dog reactive when the dog acts shy or nervous or aggressive in certain situations but do we really know if the dog is seeing the world as we do?

Many times when a dog is acting up and doing what we think is wrong, they are actually reacting to the environment around them and what they see may make a world of difference in how they behave. 

This article explains how dogs, cats and other creatures see things. I hope this article helps everyone see the world as the animals we have in our life do. Take a look around and what do you see from the animals point of view?

Quote from attached article , “When it comes to colours, dogs are dichromats. They perceive only yellow-green and violet-blue. Colours are perceived paler, like pastels. And some colours don’t contrast: that’s why a red ball on green grass will appear to them as pale yellow on a grey background, with little contrast.” 

So it’s possible, depending on the colour of the ball, that Scotch will not see it, and as a result, will gaze up at Samuel with a lost look. As for the infrared, he perceives heat through his nose, not through his eyes.

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