What is a dog’s sense of smell compared to humans?
Their noses are much stronger than ours. They are about 10,000 times better. They can sniff our cancers. Pin point even the smallest trace of an allergen in your food. Encourage them to sniff and maybe participate in some nose workshops with your dog.
How much stronger is a dog’s sense of smell compared to our own?
Dogs and puppies have 220 million olfactory receptors in their noses. Humans only have 5 million. Because of this, dogs can be trained to sniff out allergies, find missing people, sniff out cancers and find food anywhere in your house. Their noses are 10,000 to 100,000 times more acute than ours . To put that in perspective or give an analogy, you are able to see as far as a third of a mile while your dog can 3,000 miles away! Watch this video for some more information.
Fun facts about a dog’s nose: