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Pet Tip

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.

Owner:
Brent Simpson
City:
Brampton
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Collie Cross
Date of Birth:
Oct 15 2003
Sex:
Male
Height:
29
Weight:
70
Coat Colour:
Caramel/White
Eye Colour:
Brown

Ripley was a rescue from the animal shelter.
Loves to go to the Leash free dog park. There he runs and plays for an hour until he's tired out enough to go home and not bother his masters for most of the day :-)
He went to Obedience  School and graduated as "Top Dog" of his senior puppy class!! 
Loves to play fetch, eats anything with peanut butter. His tricks so far include Sit pretty, High Five and Working on "play dead" and "roll over".
Pic is of Ripley as a puppy.

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