Doggie Facts

Fun Facts about Dogs


by Kevin Myers on November 1, 2012

My many years of doggy dealings have left an indelible impression on me. So much so, that 15 years of psychotherapy has not been able to remove it. And so, in a last ditch effort to un-clutter my mind and make room for important things, like answers to Jeopardy questions, I thought I would share some fun facts about dogs that I’ve compiled over the years.

1.  Grabbing a terrier’s tail and turning it counterclockwise does not unwind it.

2.  A tennis ball has not reached its ultimate consistency until it is so slobber logged that it just splats and doesn’t bounce when dropped from a height of 4 feet.

3.  Dogs believe a human nap irrelevant and a dog nap sacred.

4.  The most reliable recall can be had simply by putting on a clean white suit or dress.

5.  Border Collies are secretly employed by livestock therapists specializing in PTSD.

6.  Most livestock think Border Collies need therapy.

7.  No bed is ever properly made as far a dog is concerned.

8.  Dogs see vacuum cleaners as a personal affront to their dignity.

9.  Dogs agree with Dr. Seuss, a crumb is a crumb, no matter how small.

10.  Dogs believe that taking any kind of pill is spontaneous game of hide and go seek.

11.  A dog’s nose is the Swiss Army Knife of the dog world. It can be use to smell the popcorn under the human, and flip the human over as well.

12.  Dogs have the same selective hearing that husbands seem to develop over the years.

13.  Dogs never take a human’s word that the plate is empty and the phrase “all gone” is an expletive to them.

14.  They hate all the nom de plumes and would rather just be called by one name, usually around dinner time.

15.  Dogs think we’re cute when we spell.

Of course I realize that I’m not the only dog lover who has been traumatized by these furry little beasts. I invite you to share your own fun facts about dogs with us. After all, it’s only by understanding our nemesis that we can hope to overcome.



Originally posted by, and reposted with the permission of, Dog Lover’s Digest  Read the posts and join the debate about the training, health, behavior, and welfare of “Man’s Best Friend.” Trainers, vets and dog lover’s are welcome to engage and help us to find better ways to live with our canine companions.