For anyone that is a dog lover, you already know how smart dogs can be. Here are 15 things dogs can predict and smell that we can’t that you might not have know they could. I think most everyone has heard the first one. That not only dogs but lots of animals can predict an earthquake.
Whether they can predict it or sense some kind of sound or changes in the air they definitely know ahead of time. The second and I am sure some of you have seen this in movies. They can sense when a person is about to have a seizure. Some dogs are trained to bark and let the owner know the seizure is coming and to lay on top of the seizing person to keep them from banging their head while thrashing about during the seizure. Third is bad weather or storms coming. I am not sure this would be a prediction to the dog as they can probably smell the ozone created by the lighting from miles away before it arrives.
They can also sense a coming tsunami although again I am not sure it is a prediction as much as they can sense the change in air pressure and smell the water. But to the humans around them these could help them to get out sooner if they reacted to the dogs behavior. Number 5 is predicting when a woman is going to go into labor. Many dogs will refuse to leave their owners side right before she goes into labor. This one I am pretty sure is because they can smell the hormonal changes taking place.
I know when my oldest daughter started into labor I could smell an odd smell. I had never smelled it before and never have since so I assume it was the same thing dogs with their much stronger sense of smell pick up on. Then there are things that they can just smell that we can’t. Listverse shares a list of 10 things dogs can smell that we can’t.
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