Touch and taste in a dog


The sense of touch is localized in dogs, just like in humans, on the entire surface of the skin. Sensory hair in the form of the so-called. mustache and located in tufts above the eyes and under the lower lip. They protect the dog in the dark from colliding with protruding objects. The dog is generally quite tolerant to pain. This resistance was inherited from predatory ancestors, who conquered loot in constant struggle and often had to resist stronger enemies.


As with other animals and humans, in dogs the taste sensations depend on the olfactory sensation. The sense of taste does not play a major role in receiving impressions from the outside world. But in this area, you have to try to see the world from a dog's perspective, to understand the animal's psyche.

So that the dog does not collect garbage from the garbage cans, forbidding him is not enough, but it must be rationally fed. If your home is overly vegetarian, it is the dog that, according to its nature, replenishes the lack of protein and minerals, looking for them there, where his sense of smell will tell him. Therefore, over-spoiled eggs or meat should not be thrown away, because the dog will eat these "fragrant treats” with appetite and use. Whereas the sausage, stale pickles and canned food can be poisonous to it. Giving the dog protein in a state of light decomposition prevents the carcass and waste in the garbage from being eaten. Perfumes and other alcohol-based liquids are very unpleasant for the dog.

Having discussed the most famous senses, because it occurs in people, I want to discuss two more, seen in a dog, namely, sense of orientation and quality, which I conventionally call the telepathic sense.

Sense of locality

Orientation sense occurs in many animals. Migratory birds follow it, when they go on a trip to warm countries in the fall, and in spring they return to their homeland. The same sense guides the pigeons from foreign surroundings and indicates the direction of flight. He also shows up sometimes, but much less frequently and to a lesser extent, in some dogs. It happens namely, that the dog, transported by rail or other means of transport in a closed room, returns home through unknown surroundings and roads, he had never run before. This phenomenon has been repeatedly observed and scientifically confirmed, although not yet fully explained. Spatial orientation cannot be developed through upbringing or learning, it can be improved by frequent exercise. Hunting dogs or other utility dogs with this sense are especially valuable.