SMELL IN DOGS
Dogs’ sense of smell is 40 times better developed than that of humans.
Did you know?
1. Dogs’ smell is thousands of times more powerful than that of humans because dogs have over 220 million olfactory receptors, whereas we only have 5 million.
2. No matter how clean you are and how much soap, deodorant or perfume you use, your body exudes smells that your dog always recognizes.
3. You can’t hide your feelings from your dog. Studies show that the probability of our four-legged friends smelling fear, anxiety and even sadness is pretty high.
4. Why do dogs smell each other’s anal areas? This way, they are highly likely to find out the whole history of the dogs they meet. 5. When they smell something, dogs don’t get just one information, but the whole story. They can sense pheromones, which can be found not only in urine and feces, but also on the skin or fur. This way, dogs can tell a lot of things about a person or a dog – whether they are male or female, what they ate, where they were, what they touched, whether they are ready to breed, whether they have given birth recently or they had a false pregnancy, what mood they are in. This means that, when a dog smells a person, a tree that a dog urinated on or a chair that somebody sat on, he can tell the whole story, and not merely detect a smell.