Sniffing, the importance of scent

Sniffing is a fundamental part of your dog’s life. It’s his way of finding out information about his environment, and is a natural calming signal.

IMG_1782IMG_1781No matter where you are, if you are walking your dog on lead, or off, never be in a rush to take your dog away from what he is smelling (unless it is a potential hazard).

Whilst we may feel that he should have an hour’s walk, covering as much area as is possible, a slow walk, with plenty of sniffs, is so much more beneficial to his wellbeing. Just enjoy watching him do what comes naturally. After all, it is the dog’s walk!