I’m reading the book “Kats on Dogs A commonsense Guide To Training and Living with Dogs.” I’m only on the second chapter, but so far the book is about choosing the right dog and what you need to think about before getting a dog. There are several stories enforcing the idea that you really should consider the commitment carefully before getting a dog. One story describes three beagles owned by a hunter. The author Jon Kats states that these “beagles (live) in a large kennel 360 days a year. They emerge for a few morning hours on the other five days to track game.” Kats goes on to say that he feels sorry for these dogs however, “dogs lack human awareness of the passage of time, (and) don’t know how long they go between hunts.” This is not the first time I have heard this! I was wondering if anyone knows what study/ies “prove” that dogs lack awareness of the passage of time? Where did this idea come from? Feel free to add any other input. Do you believe dogs lack awareness of the passage of time? Do you have any particular instances that “prove/disprove” this concept?