Dogs and humans have been living side-by-side for about 15,000 years, so you might think we know each other pretty well… but there's more to dogs than fetching and playing dead.
Here are 7 little-known facts about man's best friend you (probably) never knew about…
1) Sense of smell
We all know dogs have a strong sense of smell, but did you know it's anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 times stronger than humans?! Crazy!
2) Myth: Dogs only see in black & white
Recent studies have disproved this widely accepted myth. While dog's eyes are able to detect far less colors than humans, it's now believed they see yellows, blues, and greys very well.
3) Dogs can detect cancer
Dogs can be trained to sniff out diseases such as cancer, diabetes, or epilepsy. As if we needed more reasons to love them!
4) Why dogs kick after going to the bathroom
Dogs instinctively kick after relieving themselves because their paws give off scent that communicates to other dogs who may pass by the spot.