"Properly trained, man can be a dog's best friend" ~ Corey Ford
When I take my dogs for a walk, I always allow them to sniff, because I know it is not only of great joy to them, but sniffing actually serves a variety of important functions for my dogs.
Let's dive into what sniffing actually means to a dog:
Sniffing is an essential and highly developed sense for dogs, serving various important functions in their lives. Here are several reasons why sniffing is crucial for dogs:
And as the icing on the cake: it makes them very tired, so you can now both go home and enjoy a calmer day in the house.
In these two short videos, I have Cedar on a long line, to allow him to just focus on sniffing in a new environment...and boy, does he sniff!! And just look at how much he enjoys it.
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Happy sniffing :)
As a dog trainer and animal lover, my wish is to help educate the owners, so they can have a harmonious relationship with the animal(s) in their lives. A relationship based on knowledge, trust and respect.