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Oliver

Oliver

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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:
TheCritterMom
City:
Not Provided
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Type/Breed:
Shepherd/Collie mix
Date of Birth:
Jan 10, 2011
Sex:
Unknown
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Red/White with some dark brown/black hairs on tail
Eye Colour:
Light Brown

Oliver is a high-energy dog who loves EVERYBODY! He is very intelligent and knows many tricks, but needs to go to obedience class to learn the important basics like recall, drop it, stay, etc. He is getting better at coming when called. He walks great on a leash, but this sometimes depends on what collar we have on him. He has very bad separation anxiety because he loves us so much! He can be fast but when chasing other dogs he gets lazy and gives up halfway.

He was a stray dog that was picked up by the Niagara Falls Humane Society when he was about 6 months old. He was the "problem dog" with a mouthing/biting issue. He still has this to a degree but is getting MUCH better. (daddy encourages it without meaning to with rough play that mommy discourages)

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