Since dogs first became domesticated by humans thousands of years ago, they have grown to earn the title of “man’s best friend.” Not only were they helpful to ward off predators or track animals while hunting, but they also developed a close bond with humans that has spanned generations. Today, dogs are an integral part of our society with many people not able to imagine their lives without their loyal companion by their side. These canine facts that will give you even more appreciation for our tail-wagging friends.
Your Dog Can Smell Your Feelings
Dogs are known for their incredible sense of smell, yet it goes beyond scents that humans are capable of smelling. Dogs actually have the ability to pick up subtle changes in your scent, which allows them to smell what you are feeling emotionally.
They can smell your perspiration when you become nervous or afraid which affects their behavior as well. Dogs have also been known to be able to detect if their owner is sick and even if someone in the house is pregnant.
The Origin Of Spiked Collars
While today, some people might put a spiked collar on their pup either as a joke or to make their dog look more formidable, the origin of that style of collar comes from ancient Greece.
Back then, the Greeks had no shortage of dogs and appreciated and loved them as we do today. So, in order to protect them from wolves and other predators, they fashioned spiked collars so their throats would be protected in case of an attack.