Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers: Secret Weapon

Dogs use whiskers to navigate and sense objects in low-light environments, detecting air currents and vibrations.

navigate in dark

Dog whiskers act as proximity sensors, aiding them in navigating and avoiding collisions with objects.

Proximity sensors

Dog's whiskers protect their eyes by sensing objects and triggering reflexes to prevent direct contact.

protect eye

Dogs rely on whiskers to sense and evaluate objects, aiding decisions on safety, edibility, and danger

judge object

Whiskers aid communication for dogs, conveying their emotions and intentions through subtle movements at social interactions.