When Walking Your Dog

A dog on a leash

You know how you take your dog for a walk… and they don’t walk. They find a spot and they just stand there and smell. Then you have to tug on their leash like crazy to get them going again.

The people who know dogs best say we should be patient with their smelling. They say it’s important for your dog’s well being. They went on to say sniffing is essentially a dog’s form of social media – meaning it provides them with entertainment and enrichment.

Dogs learn about their surroundings by smelling what’s out there. While we rely on our sight to learn about things, dog rely on their sense of small. So when they stop and smell, they’re literally gaining knowledge!