i wanna say that I already knew about this story but it never hurts to get reminded about how smart our doge pals are. Some times I think that animals, especially dogs, have got senses that we simply can not understand and a dog knowing which stop is theirs would be one of them. I guess she can smell the park but who knows. I'm always amazed that my dog seems to have an internal alarm clock not just based on if it is light outside but just seems to know what time it is in a general sense.
It doesn't surprise me that women prefer to sleep with dogs from a safety perspective. My Nadi probably couldn't even break the skin of an intruder but will jump up with a firey fury if she hears something in the night... scares the crap out of me sometimes.