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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.

Sherri Chisholm
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Our Dear little Aussie, Elvis suddenly passed away Wed morning in the presence of his loving owner Sherri.  Words can not convey the feeling of loss and sadness.

Elvis was a vibrant and energetic mini Aussie who was always happy and enjoyed the company of his Brother Bosco.  He was talented and could do many tricks and enjoyed running Agility courses at Dogsmart Dog Training facility.  Elvis had many friends such as Motek, Brodie, Elmo, Chula, Beau, Magnus, Fargo and 'the pups and the Greyhounds''.

He will also be missed by Cathy, Lauri, Trudy, Cheryl, Denise, David, Lesley, Sharon, Catherine, Tony, Lynn, Valerie, Heather Ann, Deb, Kate, Shannon, Siobhan, Andrea and Dinah to name a few close friends.

Run free, my little boy, run free! Love always, Mummy, Sherri


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