Does Your Dog Have A Sixth-Sense?Allison Espiritu
Have you been alone in your house with Fido and he just won’t stop barking at something he can obviously see but you can’t? You may think nothing of it but in reality your four-legged friend may really be seeing something from the other world.
Your pooch pal’s sixth sense isn’t far from the truth as their great sense of hearing, schnoz for smell, and sharp eyesight gives them a different view and perspective of the world that surpasses our senses.
“A dog’s senses are keener, and different, than ours: His eyes detect more delicate movements; his sense of smell is 1,000 to 10,000 times more sensitive than a human’s. He can hear much higher frequencies, and at four times the distance of a human with normal hearing,” claims Animal Planet.
Just like how animals can sense a change in weather or detect cancer in their owners, it is all rooted in their sixth sense.
In a report by an Associated Press-Petside.com poll, about two thirds of American pet owners say their pets have a sixth sense about bad weather, and 43% say the same about bad news.
“If I have anxiety, I have pets all over me,” said Anne Radley to NBCNews, she suffers from post traumatic stress syndrome. “All of the pets will come and try to cuddle. It gets a little crowded but they all do it.”
Most recently, author Peggy Schmidt takes a further look into finding hard evidence for the sixth-sense claim in her book, “Tails Of the Afterlife.” A collection of stories about animals visiting their owners from the afterlife, Schmidt takes her own experience with her Jack Russell terrier Pixie who constantly reacted to ghosts present in local buildings rumored to be haunted.”
Pet psychologist Marti Miller says unlike humans who doubt when they may see spirits or auras, animals may have the ability to sense the supernatural because they aren’t quick to judge.
“Because dogs can’t talk to offer their own explanations, there’s no way to know what exactly is going on,” adds Miller. We don’t know for a fact that dogs see ghosts or spirits, but if you do see your dog barking at something that the human eye can’t say, it’s more than likely to be an entity, spirit or energy that is out of the ordinary.
So the next time you’re out and your canine is acting unusual, just remember you may be in the presence of the paranormal.