Monday, September 15, 2008

Why Do Dogs Like to Smell Your Crotch??

It is always very embarrassing when you go over to a friend's house for dinner and his dog rushes over to smell your crotch. Why do dogs do this??? Well, it is a natural form of greeting among canines - dogs smell other dogs around the anus. This is because dogs produce hormones from the glands around the anus; they can differentiate one another from the different smells. So by smelling your crotch, a dog is greeting you how he would normally greet another dog. It is a natural canine habit. If a dog lets another dog smell the area around its tail, then it is a very secure dog. If, on the other hand, a dog puts his tail down when approached by another dog, then it is insecure. So, now you know!


Bev said...

I love this blog! We always get a laugh when our dog does this.

yuppypuppy said...

This was not a problem when we had our English Mastiff ... his sheer size made it more likely that he would sniff your hands mooching for a treat!


Cheryll said...

Hi, I'm Fuzzy the Jack Russell Terrier and I enjoy learning about doggie behaviour here with my owner!