A dog’s nose is an amazing thing to behold. Dogs have the ability to: wiggle each nostril independently, breathe in through the holes in the front of the nose and exhale through the side slits, and discern individual odors making up what we could call a “scent.” Humans have about 5 million cells devoted to smelling; dogs have up to 220 million. Not only that, but dogs have four times the brain power devoted to processing scents! We smell “vegetable soup,” but a dog smells each individual ingredient. Dogs’ noses are so powerful they can detect one tablespoon of sugar in the amount of water it would take to fill two Olympic-sized swimming pools!
Summer brings longer days, garden-fresh produce, ice cream treats, vacations, and "staycations." For the most part, it is a time of fun and relaxation. But summer also brings an increased chance of thunderstorms and fireworks—events that can be scary for your dog.
Seeker. Explorer. Observer. Naturalist. Those words describe Karen Pryor.
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Looking for fun enrichment games to play with your puppy or dog while stuck indoors? Do your dogs enjoy playing with feeder toys? Well, here is a fun activity that is also budget-friendly.
Sunday, February 20 is National Love Your Pet Day, an opportunity to honor and celebrate the special relationship we have with our pets.
Animal lovers find great joy including their animals in as many holiday celebrations as possible.