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033 A Very Human-like Reason Why Dogs Like to Roll in Smelly Filth & A Guilt-free Strategy for Meeting Other Dogs on Walks

by | Jan 15, 2019 | Episode

Cats have exceptional noses just like dogs do, and smelling and being smelled is an important part of their social life. They also have a smelling superpower function and I’ll tell you how you’ll know your cat has turned it on.

Then, continuing my conversation with dog trainer, Katie-K-9, you’ll get practical advice about:

  • How retractable leashes can cause more problems than the “freedom to roam” benefit.
  • A simple and reassuring thing to do with your dog if meeting unfamiliar dogs on walks does not always go so well.
  • The best way for you to personally, greet an unfamiliar dog so you don’t get bit.

Plus, did your dog roll in stinky dead remains again? I offer two explanations from the world of animal behavioral science for why dogs delight in doing this.

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Resources for the Episode:

Source for story about your cat’s nose. “What Your Cat Knows” by Sally Morgan.

Katie K-9 website. Click here.

Source for story about dogs rolling in smelly things: “The Secret Lives of Dogs,” by Jana Murphy and the Editors of “Pets part of the Family.”

 

 

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