Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Why Does Your Dog Like To Lay Around On Your Feet?

Puppy Training

Hi all,
As a dog owner, you should have realised that your doggie friend likes very much to lay around on your feet, so.............

Dogs & Feet - What's The Deal?

Does your dog seem to be happy only when he is literally sleeping or laying around on your feet or your shoes?

There's no getting around the fact that dogs love feet and everything associated with them.
They adore shoes and socks, and most of all, they love the smelly tootsies themselves. In fact, your feet are the part of you that your dog knows best. They're right there on the floor with her; they're full of the smell of you; and lots of times, they're the only part of you that dogs are allowed to sit on.

One reason that dogs like feet so much is the same reason that most people steer clear of them. For such a small body part, feet pack a whole lot of scent. Each foot has about 125,000 sweat glands. That's enough to keep plenty of smells percolating, especially when the feet are encased in socks and shoes. Dogs draw a huge portion of their knowledge of the world from their sense of smell. And feet sure do smell!

Rich aromas aren't the only things about feet that dogs find attractive. They also depend on them as sort of a human tether. There are some dogs who worry that their owners will get up and leave without them noticing. They don't want their people to get very far away, so they sit on them.

Sorry, gonna run now, will continue at my next posting.


Puppy Training

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