Dogs Point of View

Once in a while I start to wonder just what the daily world looks like to Ned. This is certainly not something I obsess on but it does hit me once in a while. Putting aside the obvious stuff like he can’t read or talk and he’s never, to my knowledge, had to pay taxes I just wonder what everyday life looks like to him.

I read an article a while back (which I now can’t seem to find) that explained dogs see “more” than we do. While we humans may see or register about 30 or so “frames” per second our canine buddies see quite a bit more than that. I’m reading this, in very basic terms, that our eyes will “take” 30 pictures a second for our brains to read over and dogs eyes “take” significantly more pictures per second. If I understand this correctly I find it pretty fascinating dogs were¬†experiencing the visual¬†world quite different than we are.

I came across this video today and it really touches on this point…(be sure to watch it in full screen)

Beautiful Day at the Dog Park from Kelsey Wynns on Vimeo.

…at a basic level. It’s neat to sort of get an idea, at dog level, what’s going on. The creator of this video, I think, did an amazing job.

Got to wondering about the rig he used. What if I strapped something similar to Ned while he was playing ball or tearing around full tilt? Not sure. Something to noodle on.

What do you think? What do you think a dogs point of view starts to look like? Probably a foolish question but it keeps popping into my head once in a while.

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Comments

  1. says

    What an awesome video! I would love to see what Kyuss sees on a daily basis. It would be quite interesting I’m sure!

    I know if we stuck a cam to him, we’d see him constantly cleaning up crumbs and bits of cereal on the floor on a daily basis! LOL

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