5 Doggie Fibs Debunked

1. Dogs Can’t See Colours

I bet you (like I did) believe that dogs can only see in black and white (and shades of gray). Apparently dogs can see colour – just not the way most humans do. Based on the canine retina, dogs probably see shades of blue, yellow, green, and grey the best. Their eyes are also sensitive to light.

2. A Wagging Tail Means A Happy Dog

While dogs certainly do wag when happy or excited, a wagging tail can also be a sign of fear, anxiety or even aggression. So it is always wise to be cautious around unfamiliar dogs no matter what their tail says.

3. A Dog’s Mouth is Cleaner than a Human’s Mouth

After researching this point it seems that in general, dogs just like to eat grass.Go figure. That said, eating too much grass can certainly make them vomit.

4. A Dog’s Mouth is Cleaner than a Human’s Mouth

Um no. Just no. I love dog smooches as much as the next person – but they are not without some risk. Basically you need to consider where their mouths have been. Their bums, eating the neighbour’s dogs poop (which could have microscopic worms), garbage, etc. Plus, their mouth bacteria is likely worse if they do not get their teeth brushed regularly, and they have tartar build up.

5. Dogs Feel Guilt When They Do Something Wrong

When your pooch puts his head down and his tail between his legs after chewing up your leather boots, he is not feeling remorse. He is more likely noticing that you are upset and creating a posture to avoid having your anger directed at him. This is why showing our disapproval doesn’t usually prevent him from chewing off limit items in the future. In fact, dogs will often assume the “guilty” posture anytime their human is upset – even if it has nothing to do with them.