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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.

Dee Nelson
Province, Country:
AB, Canada
Siberian Husky
Date of Birth:
Dec 25, 2004
Date of Death
Feb 26, 2006
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Eye Colour:
Blue / Brown

On Sunday Feb 26 my world stopped & my angel was gone. 

You had come home with us at 6 weeks & since that time had become my everything.  You were mommies helper - either doing laundry, gardening, making supper, chasing the vacuum or sleeping in on weekends. 

Words can not express how much I miss seeing your fuzzy face first thing in the morning & last thing at night or your doggie breath kisses to tell me you loved me.

You lived only 2 short years - but you left us with a lifetime of memories.

The 1st used to be so much fun - first night we brought you home, 1st walk, 1st time you didn't squat to pee - but managed to pee on your front legs & then shook daddy's hand, 1st bath, 1st night you got into bed on your own or made it up the stairs without being carried & how happy & proud you were to get on the couch all by yourself - Oh I miss our happy 1st!!

It's the 1st's now that I'm finding so hard - the 1st morning waking up without you hogging the bed, at Tim's Horton's & you not placing your tim bit order, the 1st day coming home at lunch & you not meeting me with a kiss & a stretch having just got out of bed and the 1st time coming home at night & not seeing your face in the window wondering what I'd picked up for you & telling me how much you missed me, or the happy voice & kiss that you would meet your many aunt's & uncle's at the door with.

 You will forever be - mommies little man & daddies champion!

A friend sent us this card for Taz -

Rather than mourn the absent of the flame - Let us celebrate how brightly it glowed - that was my Tazzle!


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