Social Sniffing

Theme song: The Scent of Love by Michael Nyman.

This is my dog. He was a resident of the county animal shelter until he met my eyes. Testimony to how dogs have become so successful as a domesticated species. While dogs prefer to initiate information sharing via social sniffing*…they have figured out over thousands of years how to read our visual cues. And it seems the ones that gaze into our eyes are the ones best equipped for a life full of human interaction.

*A couple of years ago I did a short video explaining social sniffing in dogs. You can watch it here.