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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-11-2017, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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Musings- watching my dogs nose activity

It's not about NoseWorks but because of the classes we are taking, I have become more focused on observing him.

I was out back with my boy just relaxing. He was lying down and I was sitting on a large tire next to him. I noticed his nose working a mile a minute. I never realized just how much muscle power there is in the inhale and exhale. How much activity going on with the flap part that can widen and constrict on each nostril and the insync chest rhythm. How each nostril has muscles that seem to work indecently.

What was really cool is that our property abuts a decent swath of woods that buffers us and the next street over. It was trash day and I could hear the trash pick up going n on that street. So I intensely watched my dog relaxing and working his nose.

This is just anecdotal but, when he was facing to the left where there is just another neighbor and not so much woods, the nose activity was quite calm, when he was facing to the right, there was more nose activity as the woods are thicker, but on several occasions as he swung his head from left to right he would stop dead center and lift his nose (exactly where I was hearing the trash truck) and I swear he must have been catching some delectable trash scent particles because his nose looked like it was doing the jitterbug! Lol.

Next time you are just relaxing with your dog watch his nose. It is quite entertaining.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-11-2017, 09:43 AM
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Ahh yes that is pretty cool. The things us nose people notice - lol!!! I love it when on a trail and Max sticks his big head up in the air and starts smelling I can always tell if an animal or person has been in the area. We were at the park last weekend and our pup's Luna's nose was going a mile a minute zig zagging and must of been on the ground for at least 20 minutes I had guessed its was a multiple of squirrels that had milling around she was on to them big time.
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