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.
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.”