Today’s Vox-Netflix Explained Season 3 Episode 4 featured Dogs. Narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal, the 20-minute episodes explain to us the reasons why dogs are so adorable, cute and such darlings to humans.
The synopsis for Explained Netflix episode reads – Who’s a good dog? They all are! From puppy-dog eyes to feats of heroism, see how canines evolved into humankind’s best friends and sources of pure love.
– Explained Season 3 Episode 4 Recap for Dogs contains spoilers –
The episode starts with Explained Season 3 Episode 4 narrator Jake Gyllenhaal saying, ‘There are dogs so noble, so heroic, they’ve done as much for humankind as any person has.’ In the next scene, we are shown clips of some heroic dogs like Laika, Frida and Kuno.
Today’s episode features Clive Wynne, author of Dog is Love, who tells us that there are 800 million dogs on Earth and half of them live as pets with humans. Stanley Coren, the author of The Intelligence of Dogs, says, “Dogs were the first domesticated animal.” He then tells us how humans first became friends with wolves, but no one knows how those animals got friendly with us. But well, it worked out right for us as it helped us become friends with dogs too.
Evolutionary Biologist Christoper Schell shares a hypothesis about wolves-human-dogs friendship. He reveals that a Russian scientist named Dmitry Belyaev made some silver foxes mate with the tamed ones. After fifteen generations, the once aggressive and sneaky foxes became friendly pups. The narrator also explains with graphics how all this happened.
Your heart will always melt when you see those puppy eyes, no matter how cold-hearted you are. In Netflix’s Explained Season 3 Episode 4, we are told that dogs reserve this entreaty for people when they want something. According to the narrator, a shelter study found that canines that made puppy eyes at humans were quickly adopted. The episode also talks about how dogs every emotion and need of humans even when humans fail to do it all the time.
The Dogs episode also features real people with their dogs who talk about their communication with their pooches. Guest Stanley Coren also explains to us the meaning of different types of bark and what they mean. For example, if the bark is high in frequency, the dog is trying to tell us that he’s stressed or excited. We also learn why dogs are excellent with their strength of smell. It happens because when dogs inhale, the air enters their lungs and also into an odour detection chamber. Their sense of smell is 100,000 times better than humans.
Maria and Joe Clarke, who have two children on the autistic spectrum, are featured in Explained Season 3 Episode 4. Maria tells that she and her husband were unable to calm their children Meadow and Colton and that doctors had also given up hope. However, after the service dogs entered into the children’s lives, everything changed for the better. The service dogs play with the children and help them relax when they are in distress.
We also learn about the various experiments conducted to discover why and how dogs can detect a human’s fear, sadness, and happiness. Another study found that dogs have higher levels of the love hormone Oxytocin than humans.
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Overall, today’s episode was full of pawsitive vibes. It brings a smile to your face and also makes your heart full. If you are having a hard time, please give it a watch.
Explained Season 3 Episode 4 Dogs is currently streaming on Netflix.