A police narcotics dog detected five kilos of cocaine hidden amidst 21 tons of garlic. That dog has an amazing sense of smell! But did you know that your dog also has a tremendous nose?
Dogs have up to 300 million odor receptors in their brains. This neurological phenomenon means that your dog can smell 10,000 to 100,000 times better than you can (depending on breed).
To put this ability in perspective, you may be able to detect a teaspoon of sugar in your morning coffee. A dog can detect a teaspoon of sugar in enough water to fill two Olympic-sized swimming pools.
How does super smell impact the boarding experience? In a clinic boarding facility, your dog can smell all kinds of stressful triggers:
- bacteria- and virus-killing chemicals
- flesh wounds from injured animals
- the death of other animals
- stressed-out humans
Are you aware that when humans are unhappy or stressed, a chemical change occurs in the body? Your dog smells this scent in a high-stress kennel. The anxiety in workers (which can be compounded by excessive noise) can affect your dog or cat. If your pet must also endure a high-volume, cramped run, then he or she can easily become frightened and stressed too.
At Adneyhaus Private Kennels, boarding is about developing trust. We promote pleasant sensory associations. Truly, we offer a different way of boarding.