Dog Senses

Dog Senses – A Dog’s Sense of Touch Compared to Humans

Posted by on January 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Touch, in dogs, is the only other sense that functions fully at birth. Whereas in humans the skin receptors respond to pressure, vibrations, mechanical and thermal stimulation, pain, and many others, dogs experience four primary types of sensations: pressure, temperature, pain, and proprioception (a sense of where one’s limbs are). The main difference between man’s […]

Dog Senses – Dogs Sense of Taste Compared to Humans

Posted by on December 15, 2011 at 7:59 pm
Dogs Sense of Taste

At birth, the dog’s sense of taste is already functioning due to the fact that the parts of the brain that are myelinated (the formation of a myelin sheath around nerve fibres) at birth are those associated with taste and touch. Man’s sense of taste is more refined and developed than a dog’s – we […]

A Canine Or Dogs Sense of Smell Compared to Humans

Posted by on December 4, 2011 at 5:02 pm
Dogs Sense of Smell

Of all five senses that man and dog have in common, smell/scent (or olfaction) is, in my opinion, the one that differs the most between both species. Human smell – Different smells are captured by the olfactory nerve, which receptors are found within the lining of our nasal cavities. This nerve ends in the area […]

What’s the Difference Between a Dog’s Hearing and Human Hearing

Posted by on November 23, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Human and canine senses compared – part 2 (hearing) This is the second article, in a series of five that will compare the five senses that humans and dogs have in common. Hearing and the difference between a dog’s hearing range and the human hearing range is explored in this article. Human hearing – Our […]

Dog Sight Versus Human Sight

Posted by on November 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm
Dog Sight Versus Human Sight

Although humans and dogs have the same five senses in common, both perceive the world differently because the senses function differently. This article compares human sight to dog’s sight. Human sight – It is through sight that we recognize people, animals, objects, landscape, etc. The images we see become so well stored in our memory, […]