Do dogs know who their mother is?
As researchers discovered more about dog's recognition abilities, they wondered if adult puppies would recognize their parents, even years later.
Studies show dogs can recognize their parents and siblings, but whether that recognition is based on scent or some other factor is still not known for certain.
Many believe it's instinctual behavior, harkening back to the days when your dog's wild ancestors would mask their scent to help them sneak up on their prey.
Wolves, for example, have been observed rolling in animal carcasses or the droppings of plant-eating animals, to cover up their own smell during the hunt.
Safe: Some Vegetables.
Your dog can have a healthy snack of carrot sticks, green beans, cucumber slices, or zucchini slices.
Even a plain baked potato is OK.
Don't let your dog eat any raw potatoes or any potato plants from your pantry or garden.