Ever wondered why dogs love going out for a ride, and peeking out the window. This is because dogs have a very sensitive olfactory system. A dog’s olfactory system has about 225 million receptacles compared to humans which only have about 50 million. This makes a dog’s sense of smell about 10,000 to 100,000 times better than that of a human. During a drive smells are constantly changing, a car ride for a dog is a chance to explore the world through their nose in a way we can only imagine.
So next time your dog is so eagerly awaiting to go out for a ride, you know one of the reasons for excitement.
1. Theglobeandmail.com, Why do dogs like car rides so much?
2. Dogbreedinfo.com, Understanding Dog Senses