It’s all in the nose and your genius dog knows it

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You’ve probably suspected all along that your dog knows you better than you do.

This is because dogs can smell emotions, ill health and time itself.

Getting wind of time is a pretty cool feat and they do it as naturally as we would scent a loaf of bread. They can also understand up to 500 human words and manipulate us more than the average human teenager. And that’s just for starters.

With a nose powerful enough to propel a small engine, your dog reads you like a Facebook post, checking updates on your mood status with each sniff.

The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think, by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods, concludes that dogs have a knack for understanding humans that makes them unique in the animal kingdom.

Once you’ve read this book, you will never look at (or smell) your dog the same way again.

Resources
The Genius of Dogs

Sue Bell

Sue Bell is an entertainment writer and author of Backpacked: A mostly true story, Beat Street and When Dreamworks came to Stanley.

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