Just HOW do dogs know the difference?
I know dogs are smart, have exceptional hearing, scent, etc. But really, just HOW can they tell the difference when someone is coming to the house. I did a couple of tests:
1 - I had my friend drive my car to my driveway and get out of the car and come into the house. BUT, she's not allowed to say anything.
I asked her - did you hear ANYTHING? She said nope, not a peep, not a thump, nothing.
When I come home, I hear her tail wagging in the crate, and I can hear her stand up and stretch because she knows she's coming out.
I walked into the house and came down the stairs, didn't say a word and BAM ... Kyleigh's up and her tail is flying in the crate.
2 - I did the same thing with my dad and his brother. Had my uncle come into the driveway with my dad's truck (you can't miss the sound of the hemi engine LOL). We were in the upstairs living room, but the curtains were closed and she couldn't see outside. Her ears perked up at the sound of the truck, but before anyone got to the door (my dad was still in the truck), she lets out a low growl. I get up and there's my uncle standing on the doorstep (we had told him NOT to just walk in). A couple of seconds later, my dad joins my uncle on the porch, and of course Ky's tail pretty much cleaned the floor.
3 - My bedroom is in the basement. There are no windows, the door is closed and it is pitch black, and you can't hear anything from anywhere in the house once the door is closed - ok, I can't hear anything LOL (I suffer from major migraines, so this is how my bedroom has to be).
A couple of months ago, Kyleigh flew out of a dead sleep at my bedroom door and was barking / snarling / growling up a storm. 5 seconds later the doorbell rang.
So there's my three examples, and I'm sure everyone out there has similar stories ... my question ... just HOW do they do that? How do they know? I'm really looking forward to some of the responses on this thread!
Marionís Zoo-Kyleigh, Raylan-cat, Echo-TAG,