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    Things dogs see that we can't

    Apparently, dogs see UV light very well (which humans don't)
    This results in some weird and wonderful visions!

    http://barkpost.com/things-dogs-can-...zergnet_963849

    How exactly true all this is I don't know. I guess scientists have come to those conclusions by noticing dogs see UV light more easily than humans, but it is interesting.

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    Re: Things dogs see that we can't

    Love this thread! Fascinating information, Tobi. I loved this bit in the article you cited above:
    "Your dog would be better at spotting counterfeit money than you—if he had any idea what to look for. Not like he even understands what money is. He thinks treats grow on trees".

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    Re: Things dogs see that we can't

    haha! Some treats DO grow on trees! Misty discovered that apples grew on trees and used to make a grab for the low-lying ones. They made an excellent game at first -then a treat.

    But seriously....dogs could be trained to find counterfeit money! If they have this UV vision skill. If they were given food treats or a game with a favourite toy or ball every time they saw the 'bad' banknotes....it would work.
    Last edited by Tobi; 08-02-2016 at 11:10 AM.

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    Re: Things dogs see that we can't

    nice information! didnt know this!

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    Re: Things dogs see that we can't

    Do you know if this has anything to do with the fact that dogs see less colors than humans?

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    Re: Things dogs see that we can't

    I was fascinated by number 11 - dogs can see the Earth's magnetic field! I followed a link to http://stories.barkpost.com/discover...gnetic-fields/ which explains it further, though I'm not sure if it has been fully explained yet. I knew a lot of animals could detect the magnetic fields but being able to visually see them is something else!

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    Re: Things dogs see that we can't

    This may explain why many dogs can find their way hundreds of miles to a person's house, on routes they have never been before.

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    Re: Things dogs see that we can't

    Dogs don't see things in black and white. In my childhood days people used to tell me that dogs don't see colors. But now I came to know that what I have been hearing all these years was incorrect.

 

 

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