As a veterinarian specialist for canine behavior, Viviane Theby has worked with dogs her whole life. Her book Smellorama! details the inner workings of your dog's curiously wet nose. Your dog's nose is far more sensitive than your own nose. When something goes missing, you're on the hunt with your eyes. But your dog, on the other hand, is busy using their nose. This puts dogs at a serious advantage. While your eyes can't tell you if you're getting close to finding something, your dog's super-sonic nose sure can!
In Smellorama! Theby explains the important role that your dog's nose plays in his everyday life — including what your dog's nose might be telling you about their overall health and wellbeing. By tuning into your dog's keen sense of smell you can teach him all sorts of amazing things, like how to find your car keys, remote control, or cell phone — all with a simple cue. Teaching your dog these things using easy to understand pictures and an assortment of fun games both you and your dog are sure to love.
Priority #1: A Wet, Smooth Nose
The first step to teaching your dog how to use his nose to find those pesky car keys is to make sure that they have a moist, smooth dog nose. If your dog's nose is rough, dry, or cracking this is typically a sign that something is off. If your dog's nose lacks moisture for more than a few hours it could mean they have a fever or feel sick in general.
A dog with a moist nose is a healthy dog, able to constantly take in the surrounding air with the aid of their nose moisture. The moist mucus membrane coating your dog's nose helps collect all of the scents so that your dog can better smell the world around them. If your dog's nose is dry, crusty and/or flaking, he's able to take in as many smells because he lacks the moisture necessary to do so.
Your Dog's Favorite Sense Is Smell
Dogs use their sense of smell to detect danger, friends, and familiar places. In fact, a dog's sense of smell is their absolute favorite sense. For this reason, the most important thing you can do as a dog owner is make sure your dog's dry nose receives instant attention. To help provide instant moisture, our all-natural balm Snout Soother is guaranteed to sooths your dog's dry nose.
Put That Sniffer To The Test
Once your dog's nose is moist and ready to go, there are plenty of tricks you can teach your dog using Theby's book. She includes how to teach your dog to search for people, maneuver through the city, play hide and seek, plus much more. Exercises range from basic to more advanced, like teaching your dog how to decipher between different smells, follow trails, and complete complicated trail challenges. Teaching your dog these fun exercises will improve your bond and make your dog even more reliable than they already are.
Regularly Check Your Dog's Nose For Issues
A dog can have a normal nose all of their life, and then suddenly develop a dry or bumpy texture on their nose. Other dogs are practically born with a dry nose, and nothing seems to work to sooth their skin. Snout Soother is proven time and time again to provide soothing relief for all dry dog noses. A healthy dog nose should be evenly colored, somewhat moist, and uniform in shape. If all of this appears true, you can tell that your dog has a healthy nose that is ready to be put to work using the engaging dog exercises found in Smellorama!.
Give your dog the soothing relief of Snout Soother and we guarantee you'll get lots of moist kisses in return!