There are a number of old wives tales around about our furry friends, that most of you wil have heard of. We thought we would do some research and myth busting on some of these;
Myth 1: Only male dogs hump other dogs.
Wrong. My dog Cookie is among others that proves this wrong. She, not only has tried to hump my leg when she has been extremely excited, but has also tried to hump our younger boy dog, Buddy. Research tells us that this behaviour is usually an act of dominance, or sometimes excitement.
Myth 2: A dog will be fine, left in the car if you leave the window down a bit.
WRONG. Never do this, even if you think you wont be gone long. The heat inside a vehicle rises very quickly and your dog will overheat in a very short amount of time.
Myth 3: Dogs are colour blind
Research shows that dogs can see some colours, primarily blues, yellows and shades of grey. This is why the colours of our box and logo are blue and yellow.
Myth 4: You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
Whilst many older dogs may suffer from limited hearing or impaired vision, which makes learning and following commands harder, it is still possible for our older dogs to learn new tricks. It just takes a little more patience and persistence.
Myth 5: Dogs eat grass when they are sick
Some experts believe that grass is a form of self medication for your dog, and that when they have tummy trouble he turns to grass for relief, but most studies show that less than 25% of dogs vomit after eating grass. Dogs may eat grass for a number of reasons including; boredom or it might have had something tasty on it – there are any number of reasons!