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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:
Lisa Leger
City:
Bolton
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Labrador Retriever
Date of Birth:
April 13, 2001
Sex:
Female
Height:
22
Weight:
60
Coat Colour:
Yellow
Eye Colour:
Brown

I am very energetic. I Love to carry around pillows and will lay it down for my head to sleep on. I retrieve anything that is on the floor and I hope to get a treat for my efforts.

Little ol'e me, sleeps with my belly up and legs stretched up to the ceiling. When the morning alarm goes off, I wake up Mommy and Daddy with big kisses. They get cranky at me if it's the weekend because I wake them up too early. Don't they realize I like to eat early on the weekends too!

The most cherished moment for me and my handler was when I won high-in-trial at an obedience dog show. I proudly picked up my winning ribbon and left the ring on my own and showed all my friends. I'm such a big show-off.

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