Dogs can sense things before they happen

The dog is a special animal because dog’s sense of hearing and smell are a lot superior to the human beings senses. A dog can hear up to 7 blocks away, And can smell things that We human beings can’t detect at all. That’s why dog’s can sense things way before it happens. I’m going to mention 11 things that dog’s can sense and predict ahead of time.

1. The sudden change of weather

A dog knows if it for example is going to suddenly rain or snow even if its shinny and sunny outside. The reason for this is that they can hear a storm coming from miles away.

a. Thunder storm

A dig can sense when a thunder storm is coming hours before because like I said earlier, a dog can hear that there is a thunder storm coming even if the sun is still shinning and the sky is still clear because they can hear the thunder coming mile away.

b. Earthquake

Dogs can also sense when an earthquake is coming. It’s the same concept of the thunder storm. The dog can hear an earthquake storm way before it hits. And way before We human can detect it. They can also feel the waves of the earthquake that moves around them. Since a dog knows hour before an earthquake is coming, scientist are studying the dog’s reaction when a hurricane or an earthquake Is on the way but there is still a lot to learn about it and is still being study. Scientist thinks that if we Know a dog’s reaction when an earthquake is on the way, it could save lives.

2. Dogs know if a woman is pregnant

Actually they can diagnose that a woman is pregnant because a pregnant woman has change of hormones in her blood and the amount of progesterone is hormone goes up and is spread allover the pregnant woman organism and body. Also, they have a change of chemical on their blood and their blood level increase. And the dog can smell it, specially the Progesterone hormone. Even if it’s inside the blood they can smell it through the breath, skin etc.

3. A dog can sense when a woman is in labor and the baby is about to be born

A dog knows the baby is going to be born before the water breaks. This is because the Prolactin hormones start getting higher. Also, when a dog knows the woman is in labor the dog stays right by her and doesn’t separate from her.

4. They can also predict sickness before we even Know about it.

This is basically because they can smell any change of chemical in your blood. They can smell the different substances from a person’s eyes, breathe, ears or even from where the skin breathes.

Diabetes & cancer are two of the main sickness they can detect a head of time.

There are different times of Cancer. And when a patient has Diabetes or Cancer, a dog knows right away because of the smell even before the patient has been diagnosed. The dog knows because the components of the blood that grows or changes of substance or chemicals in the person’s body They can smell all those things that are happening through the person’s eyes, breathe and even from where the skin breathes. And they can smell the difference of one cancer then the other because the substances or smell is different.

5. Epilepsy

Dogs can sense a person with epilepsy very, very well. Dogs can detect when a person is going to have an attack before it happens because there is a chemical change in the person’s body and the dog can smell it before the person has a physical reaction. Actually dogs are use a lot for people with epilepsy.

Actually the dogs are use for people of epilepsy a lot, so the dog’s can help a person with epilepsy that lives alone and they’ll also get help as well. There is also a special training to teach dog’s to detect attacks even better. These would be a type of service animals for this type of problem.

6. Feelings or emotions

They can detect happiness, sadness, urge, anger things like that. They can smell it because the components or substance or something in the body is different. Dogs are very perceptive.


The depletion in a person produces important biochemical in your body and a dog can detect it or smell it right away if a person is depressed.

Actually many scientists use dog’s for people.that feels.depressed. Dog actually help to comfort them when depressed. Also, it gives them more encouragement to go out and walk the dog and play with the dog. Actually some use the dog’s as an Emotional support Animal or ESA. ESA dog’s don’t necessary need to be train but its better if they are so they learn to behave better in a restaurant etc.

8. Dogs can sense fear

When a person is scar or with fear it produces a hormone named Adrenaline. The dog can smell the hormones from the person’s hair to their toes. Also, the dogs can smell it through the person’s breathing. And when a dog’s sense a person with fear the dog feels rejection to that person because of the hormones Adrenaline. Not just the dog can sense fear many animals can sense it too so this is not just a dog thing like the others I mention.

9. Your dog knows when you are going to leave

This is basically because dog’s.are.great observers When we are Going to leave we do a variety of things before leaving, like going to the bathroom, wash up, get change and maybe for some of We change bags. For example, I use a different bag when I go out then when I go to work then the bag I used to take my dog to the park.

10. They can sense where you are coming back

This is that every individual human being has its own individual chemistry and the dog knows the unique smell of the owner. And a dog can smell you coming back home like unto two blocks away, even if you are in the middle of a crowd.

11. Last but not least, a dog can sense when a person is going to die.

A person can predict when a person is going to die. A totally this is not really a prediction, dogs can detect when a person is sick.

First of all, let me explain that is not easy to diagnose if a person is dead or not. It requires many tests before we can officially say a person has die. However, a dog sense of smell is so potential that they can smell the change of Chemistry in a person’s body or another dog’s body.

When a person gets sick the chemicals in their body change and people that are very sick develop what is call Fe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ro hormone. When this hormone develops it means the person is about to die and has few days left.

After a person pass away, they develop the Necrohormone. And a dog smells the hormone right away and knows before us that the person is going to die.

A doctor needs to run many tests to make sure a patient is dead because sometimes a person looks dead and it’s still alive. However, the dog knows right away because it can smell the Nero Hormone when a person is dead.


Since the sense of smell and hearing of a dog is so potential, the dog is a special animal that can be used for different things. Police dogs are used to find drugs and lost children. Also, in case of an earthquake the dog is used to find people that are under ground or trap after an earthquake.  Futhermore they are use for people with emotion problems or depression. And last but not least a dog is a great friend and companion.


  • John |January 16, 2022 at 12:18 am

    Hi Claudia,

    Thanks for an interesting article on such a fascinating subject. I did know that dogs had enhanced abilities to smell, but I didn’t realise there were so many medical situations that they could detect.

    It’s incredible that they can detect the change in hormones or whatever else has changed in the human body, just by sniffing people.

    I enjoyed reading about how dogs can be emotional support animals, I think that’s such a typical dog thing – they want to be happy and they want everyone around them to be happy too.

    I’m intrigued by your last two sentences that say that dogs can detect when someone is about to die –  that’s a real cliffhanger of a way to finish a post!! I will definitely be reading that one when it’s written!!

    Thanks and best wishes


    • Claudia |January 16, 2022 at 1:39 am

      Hello John. Thank you for your great comments. And yes, a dog’s hearing and smell has an incrible potensial. I’ll get the the next article as soon as I can. I get the sentific facts from a Veterinarian from Spain.

  • Lily |January 22, 2022 at 5:45 am

    I totally agree with all you said here. I’ve had dogs all my life and find it amazing that they can pick up on your moods or if you are leaving. In fact, they are a great comfort if you are having a bad time and just want to be close to you (my horses have done this too in the past). That is why it is important to get there out for a walk so that they can see and experience the world around them.

    • Claudia |January 22, 2022 at 2:31 pm

      Hello Lily, thank you for your valuable commit. I completely agree with you that’s supper important to take dogs for a walk and play in the park. Dogs have feelings and they need to run, play and see the world.

      I understand that some people have a busy and crazy life however a dog is fine if you can take him twice a day for 30 mins in the park or once for maybe an hour. And is good for as us well and enjoy.

      My dog is like my kid and I take her to the park everyday. 

  • Jenny |March 30, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    This was a very interesting read. I have always been fascinated by dogs senses. 

    I didn’t know a dog can smell you coming back home from two blocks away, that’s amazing. I know that my dog can sense when the postman is arriving though! Dogs are funny and I can see how they can make you feel better and why someone would want one to confort when they are depressed. 

    It is incredible how they can smell cancer, and I wish that they would have more dogs in hospital to sniff cancer in patients, you hear of many times a doctor has wrongly misdiagnosed patients. I think dogs are the real doctors! They would also make for great company for unhappy patients having to stay in hospital.

    • Claudia |March 30, 2022 at 7:58 pm

      Hello Jenny. I realy appreciate your comment. Yes. dogs are wonderful to keep company in hospitals. I know there are some hospitals in Europe that let you have a pet in the hospital. I got the information from a Veterinarian in Europe. I don’t here in the USA.

      And if they let you it has to be a support animal or an ESA with a doctor’s order psychologist orders.They are very restricted rules. They should have to be so restricted. Some don’t like when a dog barks. It’s normal for all dogs to bark, that’s how they express themself

  • Hari S Nair |March 31, 2022 at 7:21 am

    Hi Claudia,

    We always had a dog in our home since my childhood. I can totally relate to your as I have also experienced some of these things. I still remember, when I was little, we had a labrador in our home and one day he started behaving a little weird. He started running here and there with continuous barking and 1 day later there was a mild earthquake in our city, luckily no one got hurt. Similarly, a year or 2 earlier when I was going through a very hard phase of my life my dog always used to accompany me and never left me alone, as if he knew something was going on with me and I needed someone’s help to cheer me up.

    • Claudia |March 31, 2022 at 4:27 pm

      Yes. Dogs totally know when your sad, happy or need cheering up. Thank for sharing a real life experience.

  • Lizzy Stabel |March 31, 2022 at 10:39 am

    This is a very interesting article on dogs that can sense things before they happen! I knew that dogs have a good nose for smelling things because my dog is digging holes in our yard and he thinks he can catch rats haha. I also knew that dogs are trained to smell Covid and such, but I had no idea that they can even “feel” earthquakes coming up and such, intriguing!

    ANd you finish the article with something even more fascinating, they actually know when you are going to die, wow! I just love dogs, they are amazing. By the way, about training the sense of dogs, I now have a puzzle for my Golden retriever, where I put treats in and he has to look for them. But I’m under the impression that the one I have is too easy for him now, and probably too small as well. 

    Do you maybe know where to get a larger puzzle like that, suited for larger dogs? thanks!

    • Claudia |March 31, 2022 at 4:21 pm

      Hello Lizzy. Wow!!  I didn’t know about the puzzles, that’s new for me. Try chewy or pet co. You just open my eyes. I’m in affiliate marketing. I’m going to see if I can offers in dog’s puzzles. Thank you for your comments.

  • mamahawktoo3_32 |March 31, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Wow, this was very interesting to read. I have 2 german shepherds so this was a lot of great information you shared about dogs and their senses.  I have wondered about what my dogs can sense because when I was taking care of my grandmother she was really sick and the doctors didn’t know what was wrong with her but I feel like we knew something else was wrong as well as our dog did he never left her side and followed us around when we were taking care of her he had so much anxiety, We found out later she had a brain tumor and started treatment right away. heartbreakingly she passed away after a year of fighting. I feel like our dog knew what was happening the whole time. 

    • Claudia |March 31, 2022 at 8:23 pm

      Hello. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I’m so glad.that you share your life experince with the dog’s and your grandma. Yes, dogs know when a member of the family is very sick and they’ll watch over them