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Nicki
12th June 2014, 09:27 AM
I thought this was really interesting

http://ethology.eu/the-dogs-color-vision-and-what-it-means-for-our-training/

Karlin
12th June 2014, 05:36 PM
Thanks for sharing that! I was just going to post the link as it is so interesting.

I liked the image:

http://ethology.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/DogColor4.png

Kate H
12th June 2014, 08:45 PM
There's a very interesting chapter on dogs and colour in Stephen Budiansky's 'The Truth about Dogs'. Aled sometimes has a problem seeing a fawn wooden dumbbell on grass - presumably because it is near the red spectrum that dogs haven't got. Oddly, he would probably see it better if I painted it bright blue, because he would distinguish more clearly between blue dumbbell on green grass. Knowing the colours dogs can and can't see explains a lot about their behaviour.

Kate, Oliver and Aled

wolf23
12th June 2014, 10:44 PM
That is an interesting article. I wish that Mother Nature made squirrels. rabbits and cats red. My house would be a lot quieter.