Why are dog years different than human years?
No, a 'dog year' isn't equivalent to 7 human years. Dogs age at different rates compared to humans, but the simple rule of 7 dog years to 1 human year is far from accurate. … Compared to humans, dogs age more quickly at the beginning of their lives and slower toward the end.
Are dog years real?
But according to WebMD, your dog's real age is not that simple: Dogs mature more quickly than children in the first couple of years. So the first year of a dog's life is equal to about 15 human years, rather than seven.