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The nose knows...

Making my fur kids' lunch today reminded me of a piece I wrote for Boomer Pet Magazine, "I, Dog, shall eat real food", regarding dog's sense of smell and just how incredible it is! It's no wonder they have joined us in the workforce and take on some very important tasks. Some humans would not be able to go about their daily tasks without that wonderful sniffer by their side.  Dogs can actually detect odors in parts per million... which means they can make minute odor discriminations. My German Shepherd's nose work instructor, Georgia Edwards used to put this into layman's terms by explaining how if I were to make a pot of pasta sauce (for example),  Willa would know (by...

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