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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.

Owner:
Marlene Parkin
City:
Port Hardy
Province, Country:
BC, Canada
Type/Breed:
Mixed-Lab/Border Collie
Date of Birth:
Aug 1 2003
Sex:
Male
Height:
26
Weight:
85
Coat Colour:
Black
Eye Colour:
Brown

I'm back. Sorry it took so long to update my site. It's been a heck of a summer. We went to Georgie Lake a few times and I loved it. Saw a bear and a cougar. Wanted to chase them but Dad wouldn't let me. No fun :(  Everyone is fine in the family. Mind you I think Fluff is getting senile. Mom says I'm fussy for a lab. I don't like macaroni, potatoes, bread or the fancy milkbones. I do, however, like the no name biscuits...something about them.
I'm not allowed out at night right now. Again no fun. Apparently there's a big cat prowling in our yard. So even the cats have to come in so they don't get eaten...not that I wouldn't miss Blackie. Some lady got attacked last week by a big cat. She's okay though, thank goodness.
Well I should go for now. Mom's day off and Dad and the kid are at work so that means playtime with Mom. YAH!!! More treats...but not as much as Dad gives me. Mom's cheap.
Dad says I'm a good boy. I'm training real well. And when we go to friend's I sit by the truck and just wait and I don't have to be tied up anymore! I just turned 2 so I'm doing well. Well I'm off and I'll keep you posted. I should update my picture but Mom hasn't gotten around to any computer stuff lately.
Bye for now. *Woof*
Kipp

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