Why Do Dogs Smell Everything?

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Layne is an animal lover who grew up in a household full of rescued critters. She is a registered veterinary technician.

Why Do Dogs Smell so Much?

When we say dogs smell, we are referring to sniffing around and taking interest in scent. Yes, dogs smell in general,(that’s why we bathe them regularly), but when it comes to them smelling—each other, stinky things, you, your mouth, their collars, and each other’s bums—there’s a lot of method to the madness. Smelling is a major part of communication in the dog world. It’s how they learn about their environment, other dogs, and the world around them, and it’s how they say “hello” to one another.