Dogs are able to see only shades of gray. In fact, dogs are able to distinguish other colors, but they do not see them as bright as most people see them.
The eyes of dogs, as well as people, have special light-sensitive receptors called cones, which help distinguish colors. Dogs have fewer cones than humans, so the colors they perceive are not as saturated as we see them.
What colors do dogs distinguish?
Dogs can distinguish between shades of yellow, blue, and brown, as well as various shades of gray, black, and white. This means that if your dog has a red toy, it will appear brown to it, and an orange toy, which is a mixture of red and yellow, will appear brownish-yellow.
If you want to fully engage all the senses of your pet while playing, you should select blue or yellow toys to make them stand out against the dimmer shades of brown and gray in your dog’s field of vision. This explains why animals are so fond of bright yellow tennis balls.
Do not be upset because your dog sees the world in muted tones: what it lacks in vision, it more than makes up for with its other feelings.
First of all, dogs can hear a much wider range of frequencies than humans.
Dogs ‘ sense of smell is at least 10,000 times (if not more) stronger than that of humans. Moreover, the part of the animal’s brain responsible for smell analysis is forty times larger than that of a human. All this means that your dog can “see” pictures with its nose that are much brighter than we can imagine.
The next time you look into your puppy’s expressive eyes, don’t be upset that he doesn’t see you as clearly as you see him. Your special smell tells the dog more about you than just looking at you, and it will recognize your smell anywhere, whether it sees you or not.Copyright © 2019–2020 DogTree Operating Company, OU. All Rights Reserved.