Take a whiff. Scientists report that a dog's sense of smell is 10,000 to 100,000 times more acute than a human's. One of the reasons a dog has a much better smelling ability than we do has to do with the number of scent receptors: For every scent receptor a human has, a dog has about 50. Jodi Jarvis-Therrian is out with some of her scent work friends in Holland this week showing you how much fun it can be to interact with your dog in this discipline!
We've had episodes in the past talking about some of the incredible things dogs and their whiffers can do. From aiding in search and rescue operations to going so far as being able to sniff out cancer in people, the power of a dogs nose has been known to do remarkable things and, the level of what they can do continues to be learned as time goes by. Dogs are used to find drugs, dogs are used to detect things for the disabled and we've seen too where just by smelling smoke, dogs have saved the lives of their people by getting them up and out of bed in the case of a fire.
The best use of that dogs nose however is spending time with you enjoying something that inspires their mind and body! Hey, these critters are here to serve a purpose right? When that purpose is served AND it's followed up with some extra love and attention and maybe a Milk Bone at the end, you and your dog have been able to accomplish both purpose and enjoyment all in one, that turns into bonding....which extends the life and relationship you both share....which is the purpose of Dog Blessed! See how Jodi works her magic?