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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:
Krista Thompson
City:
Goffs
Province, Country:
NS, Canada
Type/Breed:
Black Lab
Date of Birth:
March 29th, 2002
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Mostly black but w/two white spots on her neck and
Eye Colour:
Brown

I like to dig in places my owner does not like me to, for example, I dug up a part of my owners septic field and almost cost them a lot of money! :-) I love to chew on pigs ears, every morning I eat one until my owners children wake up. They think that will keep me quiet until the kids wake! :-P

I love to go swimming and have been going swimming with my owners for a couple of weeks now, so before I was 4 months old.

I like to meet new friends all the time, I get along with just about every animal I have been introduced to!

I'd love to read emails from all of you other pets out there. If anyone would like a petpenpal, feel free to email me @ Bella@blacklabrador.com

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