Dogs Sniffing While Walking

Updated: Apr 23


Clients tell me they take their dogs for a walk and "they want to smell every blade of grass, instead of exercising." Both are very important



Your dogs nose needs exercise too.

This is the "social time" for your pal. We take in the world with our eyes. Dogs have between 200 million and 1 billion scent receptors where as us mere mortals have 6 million.


When your dog is sniffing they are gaining context of the environment, visiting with living beings that were there before them, they can also tell time and coming weather changes. This is the way they socialize.


  1. Get out there and let them sniff. You can have a walk or play time that focuses on exercise but, make sure you include a walk with the purpose of sniffing.

  2. When dogs are allowed to use their noses regularly they misbehave less.

  3. "My dog has a backyard" That is great for relieving themselves and play time but it is like being locked in your room with no visitors. The smells don't change much in their yard. Let The Dogs Out!





So get out and let your pal socialize.


I am available for 15, 30 or 60 minute walks if you don't have a chance.

Call me, Marlene at 954-821-2521, Email petsittermarlene@att.net

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