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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.

Willow Miranda
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AJ is a super mellow fellow. He goes into spasms of happiness when we return home after being gone for just an hour. When I get out of the car, I hand him a piece of paper for him to carry into the house to keep him from spiniing himself right into the ground in his joy at having his human back home again.
AJ shares the yard and field with a golden brother named Bubba, an old rooster and two old geese. They are all compatible.
One of AJ's biggest thrills is to bring mom a gift. I'll be sitting and reading and he will come into the house and sit next to me and stare until I finally look at him and then utter a screech at the dead gopher that is hanging from his jaws. He used to drop them in my lap until he finally figured it out that it was "not a good thing to do".
AJ is my golden boy.. and a wonderful companion to hubby and I..

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