Well, it’s all about how dogs take in their environment.
As humans we see the world through our eyes… but our dogs ‘see’ the world in scent; they give and receive information through their noses. Think of it as dogs sending each other “pee-mails” instead of emails!
Sniffing another dog’s bottom is the canine version of Wikipedia! It’s a great source of information. This is because a dog’s anal glands contain the most potent scent. So, a good bottom sniff is an expedient way for your dog to find out the other dog’s gender, age, mood and much more. It’s all rather logical really (if you’re a dog)!
And many dogs apply that same logic to humans… by sniffing a person’s groin! Kind of embarrassing for the human but for a dog, it’s just a sensible way of getting information. Plus, for a medium-sized dog, a person’s groin is conveniently located at dog-head-height! It all makes perfect sense… if you’re a dog!
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