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What you need to know about your dog’s nose to improve your relationship

Nathan Lowe, The Indy Dog Whisperer

1. Know Your Dog’s Nose

  • 300 million olfactory receptors in a dog’s nose (Humans only have 6 million)
  • 40% more brain surface devoted to smelling
  • Can inhale/exhale simultaneously

2.  Understand How Your Dog Uses Their Nose

  • To “see” (unique scent profiles for everything)
  • To acclimate to strangers (don’t reach to pet 
  • While they sniff!)
  • To acclimate to each other (nose to rear end)
  • To locate food

3.  Engage Your Dog’s Nose

  • Offer objects in your hand to their nose
  • Take on outdoor adventures (smelling smorgasbords!)
  •  Intentionally engaging the nose build rapport and earns attentiveness

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