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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dog Tales

Tami Wyatt, ProfessorCollege of Nursing

It can be said that dogs have supernatural powers; not just specialty bred and trained dogs but all dogs—even your untrained pets.  With the extraordinary gift of sensing, dogs rely on this gift to trust, work, serve, heal, and be present.  A dog’s keen hearing and sense of smell and taste reveal secrets that are not obvious to you. Dogs are aware of the most intimate knowledge about you including your bodily functions, romantic and eating habits and yes, even fear, anxiety and sadness. Let’s examine dog tales and how these tales are true.