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10 Incredible Facts All Dog Lovers Should Know

Your dog probably doesn't need you to navigate the subway. Show your smart pup the love it deserves with all-natural treats from Merrick.

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1. The pattern on a dog's nose is as unique as a human fingerprint.

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Each dog's nose contains a combination of ridges and patterns that can actually be used to identify them.

2. Some dogs can navigate the subway alone.

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Some stray dogs in Russia have figured out how to use the subway in order to travel to more populated areas in search of food.

3. Service dogs go into business mode when their harness is on...

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When their harness is on, they know not to get distracted whatsoever, but when you take it off, they immediately go back to letting loose and doing dog things.

5. A dog can hear 10x better than a human...

Their hearing is actually 10 times more acute than ours. No wonder they bark for what you think is no reason — they're hearing things you would never be able to, silly.

10. Dogs can fall in love like us!

As if you needed another reason to love them... Their brains release a chemical called oxytocin when they fall in love. So basically, they experience love in the same way that we do.

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