Can you imagine relying so strongly on your nose? A dog’s sense of smell is believed to be 40-50 times stronger than a person’s. Some experts have even shown that dogs are able to use their noses to pick up on emotions and feelings!
What's that smell?!
For example, does a grilled cheese sandwich smell differently than a peanut butter and jelly? Which sandwich smells more like macaroni and cheese: The grilled cheese or the PB&J?
Are there any places you think of along with certain smells? Maybe the smell of tulips makes you think of your grandmother’s yard, or the smell of popcorn reminds you of a movie theatre. – You too can learn and recognize a whole lot about the things around you, just by using your nose!
Sources & links
Lee, Dr. Justine. “The truth about cats, dogs ”“ and hairballs.” TODAY Pets & Animals. 6 Apr. 2008. MSNBC. 15 Oct. 2010 Kelley, Lee Charles. “Why Do Dogs Sniff Each Other?” My Puppy, My Self. 13 Jul. 2009. Psychology Today. 15 Oct. 2010