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The crotch-sniffing thing? Really not a fan

My friend’s dog is a chronic crotch sniffer. And he’s a Doberman, which puts him at crotch-level to begin with. So, every time I walk into her house, her dog comes barreling over to me and puts his snout between my legs.

I don’t love it.

It’s not just me, right? I mean, I’m hoping this is a common scenario. Because for every dog that plops down by my feet in a cute furry ball, there are at least 20 that insist on humping my leg or chasing me through the living room, sniffing my behind. And don’t try to say this hasn’t happened to you, because you know it has. Stop pretending.

Dog Academy.com says this is considered a polite greeting in the dog world, which makes sense if you’ve ever seen a dog eat another dog’s discarded curb-side poop. They’re disgusting. That’s their thing. We love them anyway, but still.

I am not a fan of the “just let him do it” theory that some dog owners try to pull, but I feel rude if I shove the dog away and scream, “Back off, Chachi!”

Dog Academy says it’s the owner’s responsibility to break the habit, but is that really possible?

Here are some pointers how to get your dog to stop, via the Dog Academy. Let me know in the comments if these work.

critters@jg.net

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