Sorry, no definitions found.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
There are new friends to meet, potential threats to assess, new sounds to process, and hundreds of new smells to sniff as your dog reads his “p-mail,” catching up on the latest neighborhood news.
It’s the pheromones in the excrement that cause our dogs to spend so much time reading their “p-mail.”
For example, during a walk, when your dog seems to want to read his “p-mail”—sniffing what seems like every square inch of ground—remember that he’s just trying to process the wide range of sights, sounds, and smells that are being thrown his way.
A dog’s instincts tell him that it’s a good thing to explore, looking for interesting “p-mail” or potential intruders, but it’s our responsibility to coach them into resisting that instinct and making a conscious choice not to run out an open door or gate.
When you take your dog for a walk, and you see him sniffing everything in sight, remember that he’s just checking his “p-mail.”
At the same time, you’re going to compromise, allowing your dog to read all of the “p-mail” he wants as long as he keeps the same pace you do and doesn’t tug on the leash.