They See Something You Don’t
When it comes to dogs’ senses, keep in mind that theirs are not only different to ours, but they’re also much sharper.
“Certain movements, smells and sounds which might escape our notice are picked up by man’s best friend,” says Slavik.
Take vision for example: dogs see a wider field of vision than we do, according to Russell Hartstein, a certified dog and cat behaviorist and trainer.
“They only see muted colors, however, their ability to see moving objects and at a distance far surpasses our abilities,” he says. In addition, dogs can see much better in twilight, dusk and dawn.
Brandy Stark runs the paranormal investigation group SPIRITS of St. Petersburg and sometimes takes her two rescued Pugs on investigations with her. During one investigation, they were the first to spot unusual activity.
“As we were getting ready to do a second walk through, both boys suddenly stopped, turned in unison and looked at a spot on the wall,” says Stark. “I [later found] out that the original business owner, who was the one believed to haunt the property, had an office in the building, and although the area had a lot of reconstruction, the spot indicated by the Pugs was where he had an office window and would stare outside during the day.”
Later, on the same case, Stark set up video in one of the hallways.
“The Pugs were running around and were about the only entertaining thing captured on video,” Stark says. “Suddenly, one of them stopped, turned and looked at the door, turned back around and looked at the video camera, looked at the door again, then walked away.”
A few seconds later, the door cracked open a few inches on its own.