Does your dog get ready to eat his lunch and dinner at the same time? Can Dogs Tell Exact Time? Of course, science now predicts that some animals actually do have a great sense of time.
A recent study proves that pets have neurons that are stimulated when they are waiting for a solid outcome.
Researchers found evidence that unknown neurons are stimulated when the pet goes into a waiting mode. These neurons are present in the brain’s temporal lobe. The spatial memory is located in the brain’s temporal lobe.
This area might encode time memory according to reports.
Researchers used mice sprinting on a treadmill. Each mouse sprinted along a track before it reached a closed door.
The floor changed color at this door. Exactly after a few seconds, the door disappeared. The mouse could run along to receive some reward.
After several runs, the imaginary door disappeared. But, the mouse waited for a few seconds before proceeding further.
Researchers recorded or documented images of the animal’s brain.
How Training Impacts Dogs?
While the study shows a scientific discovery, the routine is something trainers, veterinarians, and dog owners have experienced.
Dogs can become robots if they are forced to follow the same routine. Experts suggest unpredictable behavior to keep canines on their path.
If the dog trainer understands that the pet will have to do a 3-minute activity, they will give training for 8 minutes down and so on. If you train the pet for a specific duration, they will fix on that period and expect the same.
The study does in no way say that dogs can judge or understand time. Researchers showed that the mice were trained to run on the track, the exact position of the door, and so on.
This proves that a great part of your canine’s behavior is based on repetition and habit. While habit does some reasoning on their behalf, the super neurons need more study.