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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:
Wendy Borton
City:
Sooke
Province, Country:
BC, Canada
Type/Breed:
Purebred Border Collie
Date of Birth:
August 22, 2001
Sex:
Male
Height:
33
Weight:
52
Coat Colour:
Tri color
Eye Colour:
Brown

Skyler came home with us Oct. 10,2001. He was the quietest one in the whole litter. But boy, did we fine out different when we got him home.
He is a joy to have in our lives. We would not change anything.
He taught us a thing or two when we had to start all over again, with training a new puppy. It had been 15 years since we had a puppy in our home.
He loves to be everywhere I am, when I fold the landry his nose is in the clean clothes before I can stop him.
He knows how to count, I taught him to bark so many times. Then after we praticed this for a while he can now add numbers, but only small numbers!
His favorite toys are his Frisbee, and his fuzzy teddy bear. Most of the time Skyler is home and I am here, but it he still has issues when I leave.
He has a spot on the couch he loves to sleep, but he is only allowed on it with a
blanket, if the blanket is missing he will not go on the couch!
He gives us so much love, and we return that so much more. He is like our child,
we don't have any. In probably a year or so we are considering bringing in another border collie, for a pal for him. Hope that works out for us?

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