One of our dogs can’t stop sniffing. Everywhere she goes, that nose is plastered to something, getting an up-close sniff. I’ve decided that if we had a chance to name her again, I’d call her Wiggly Sniff.
I know dog noses are sensitive, but I had no idea how sensitive. Authorities are training dogs to sniff out all kinds of new things, including illegal DVDs. Pups can find more than drugs and people. According to a story by CNN, some of the more interesting things they’re sniff out include cash, cancer and cell phones. Other fun finds:
- Cows in heat – dogs help farmers detect when a cow’s in heat to up the farmer’s chances of conception through fertilization.
- Bugs – home inspectors can check for termites and other pests.
- Whale poop – dogs can find whale droppings and scientists can test the excriment to check out the whale’s diet.
- Peanuts – kiddos with extreme peanut allergies can use dogs to help keep them safe from food with the nut.
Staff Writer Carrie Coppernoll