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Do dogs appreciate aesthetics? #358102
11/13/22 11:41 PM
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Agis and I went camping this weekend. One hike we did passed through several ridges and he'd stop and look out.

I couldn't help but wonder - is he admiring the view? What do dogs think when they look at various things, especially outdoors?


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Re: Do dogs appreciate aesthetics? [Re: jarn] #358105
11/14/22 05:38 PM
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You're a candidate for looking at the cartoon "Bliss"

Re: Do dogs appreciate aesthetics? [Re: jarn] #358106
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When it comes to dogs being outdoors I think they're intrigued by the different smells. They are familiar with the smells in their own neighborhood or property but when they're away from home it's all new smells to them.


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Re: Do dogs appreciate aesthetics? [Re: jarn] #358107
11/14/22 10:48 PM
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Middle I was unfamiliar! Just looked up and started reading some. Fantastic!

SRM, I've always thought it was just smells. But he was looking out over vistas! Perhaps there were interesting smells on the air currents. But I would expect if I could smell as well as a dog could I'd find all of that more interesting. I don't think dogs see as well, in terms of sharpness, and I know for sure not colours.


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Neb, Xerxes, and Agis
Timothy and Cordelia (kitties)
RIP Luc
RIP Teagan
Re: Do dogs appreciate aesthetics? [Re: jarn] #358108
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Thanks, Jenn.

This discussion reminds me that I need to resume reading "Inside of a dog". It's pretty interesting reading and so is "What the Dog Nose" or "the Dog's Nose" - forget the exact title on that one.

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11/15/22 06:53 PM
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Oh perhaps books for a Christmas list! (Though I know what I'm getting - a cot for Agis for hot tent winter camping - so I think that's probably too wishful, but my birthday is in January!)


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Neb, Xerxes, and Agis
Timothy and Cordelia (kitties)
RIP Luc
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Ok here are the titles

Inside of a Dog[:What Dogs See, Smell, and Know/i], Alexandra Horowitz, Schribner, 2009

[i]What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs
Cat Warren, Simon and Schuster, 2013,

I found both of mine at junk stores - "Inside" is more readily available in those sources it seems

Re: Do dogs appreciate aesthetics? [Re: jarn] #358117
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Inside sounds really interesting. Will definitely keep an eye out for it.


Jenn
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Timothy and Cordelia (kitties)
RIP Luc
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I definitely agree on the smells. My Jazz is a bit of a mountain goat, and will go to one of the highest spots around and you can see her nose twitching a mile a minute. I wonder if the smells are better higher on a rock where the wind picks them up ... it is odd how many dogs will not only seek the high spots, but will stand as close to the edge of a ridge as possible (which makes me very nervous).


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Lisa, my dogs always want to be close to the edge too! Agis is pretty good about standing still now if I sharply call out 'AGIS!' he stops thank goodness.


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Neb, Xerxes, and Agis
Timothy and Cordelia (kitties)
RIP Luc
RIP Teagan
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Hey, nice to see you Lisa-Happy New Year!

Now that you mention it, our guys also climb(ed) as high as my tame walks take us-peering from a ridge over a tiny river and the train tracks and the parkway-oh my!

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I always had to keep Max leashed near edges!

Thanks MJ, goks to see you too! fetch


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