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Dog is a Crotch Sniffer – Pet tip 245

Most dog owners are aware that dog noses are extremely sensitive. This is due to the quantity of olfactory or ‘smell’ receptors in a dog’s nose. Whereas humans have around five million olfactory receptors, dogs have two hundred and twenty million. This makes their noses exponentially more sensitive than a human’s. Most times a dog’s sensitive nose works to our benefit. All kinds of dogs are used as service dogs to help humans find missing people, sniff out explosives, drugs etc. They can smell people coming from quite a distance and alert us to their presence. There are some embarrassing occasions however, when a dog’s nose is just too sensitive from our human perspective. Most notably this occurs when dogs try to sniff humans in their private areas.

This behaviour is a common one in dogs and equally common is the fact that it upsets most dog owners. The reason some dogs sniff at a human’s private parts is the same reason they sniff the private parts of other dogs. We know that when they smell other dogs in this way they can tell the sex, rank (is the dog more dominant or submissive) age and other information about the dog.

Deb Sze
Province, Country:
BC, Canada
Golden Retiever X
Date of Birth:
May 13, 1998
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Hi!  I'm Pokey!  Thanks for stopping to find out a little about me.  Right now, I'm almost 6 years old. 
My favourite thing  to do is eat!  I eat 2 meals every day and LOVE to get treats and cookies.  I can hear the cookie box being opened froma mile away.  I don't really have any favourite cookies ..... I just don't like buffalo liver treats.  I also love bananas, apples and carotts.
There are very few things I don't like.  Mostly getting woken up at 4:00 am when my Mom has to go to work ..and celery ..I don't know how humans can eat that stuff! YUCK!
Anyhoos... I have to get back to my nap, thanks for dropping by!

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