6 Spooky Things Dogs May Be Able to Sense That Humans Can't | Pupford
February 20th, 2023
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While scientists don't ascertain that dogs can see ghosts, some of us have seen firsthand our pets' ability to sense things unknown that can be hard to believe.
Here are six spooky things that dogs can sense that humans can't (hint: not all of these things are actually spooky):
1. THEY CAN SENSE A FORTHCOMING STORM
Want to know if a storm is coming your way? Take note of how your pup is acting. It is quite a baffling idea, but dogs can indeed sense a storm miles away.
While humans have identified tale-tell signs that can tell of an impending storm, some faithful pets can do the same just by trusting their senses.
They have sensitive noses that can smell rain long before falling. They are also very sensitive to changes in atmospheric pressure.
Have you ever tried walking your dog but they are adamant and don't want to go out? Be wary because they might already know rainfall is coming.
Next time this happens check the weather forecast before going out to avoid the storm and muddy paws. Next time they deny walkies, it may be for reasons more clever than you think (at least if they generally enjoy walks)! Or, it may lead to fun times in the rain if your pooch loves water.
2. THEY CAN DETECT EARTHQUAKES
Human beings have used animal behaviors to detect for quite some time, dating back to ancient Greece. Greek historians recorded that as early as 373 BC, rats, dogs, and snakes were not there in the city of Helice when a catastrophic earthquake hit.
It is incredible how these animals detected the impending disaster and fled. Despite the lack of scientific proof, some speculate that dogs can feel geological movements under the earth's surface. It is such a spooky and complicated character trait since there is no reliable technology that can correctly predict an impending earthquake.
3. THEY CAN SNIFF OUT DISEASES
Strange as it may seem, some doggos have the capability to sniff out diseases. The latest scientific research shows that dogs have the power to sniff illnesses like coronavirus.
Charity medical detection dogs already have dogs that can sniff out malaria, cancer, bacterial infections and Parkinson's. There could be more to the mere constant sniffs your dog has on you every time you go home. Who knows? There could be a tiny baby inside your tummy, and the dog has already noticed the subtlest changes in your scent.
4. THEY CAN FEEL PRESENCES HUMANS CAN’T SEE
While this isn’t scientifically proven, many people have claimed their dogs have sensed paranormal activity.
Maybe you’re alone with your dog in a wood cabin and out of nowhere, your puppo buffs up and starts to bark in one particular direction. You can't see it, but your dog is sensing something and it’s a bit bone-chilling. Or, they are standing close to an item that was associated with a deceased family member as if they are still present.
While a lot of people debunk the idea of the existence of ghosts, of Americans believe in ghosts. So you tell us, do you think dogs can see ghosts?
5. THEY CAN SENSE IF YOU’VE HAD A GOOD OR BAD DAY
If you come home in the evening after a long, tough day out, your dog may be in-tune with your true feelings and can sense that you are in a not-so-happy mood.
They can sense your feelings even if you are doing a great job putting on a happy face. After spending so much time with you, your dogs' heightened senses and familiarity with their favorite hooman allows them to detect your moods.
You might therefore fake a smile, but the pattern of your antics will sell you out. It's funny how these little observers can read your mind and react to how you are really feeling. Usually, our amazing furry friends have the ability to cheer you up too, just by the look of their cute little faces.
6. THEY CAN GRIEVE THE LOSS OF THEIR DEAR COMPANION
Death of a loved one is quite a sad ordeal. Dogs will distinctively detect the void left by their lost friends. Dogs feel the absence of furry friends or pup parents that have passed on and they should be shown compassion just like everyone else. Learn more about
Dogs are complex and special individuals in their own wonderful ways. These distinct and sometimes eerie qualities are further evidence of how awe-inspiring our pups truly are.