Easy-To-Understand Cartoon On How A Dog’s Nose Can “See” [Video]

Learning is fun, thanks to this cartoon that explains how a dog’s nose works


We’ve all heard the old saying: “Dogs see with their noses.” But do you know why? No, we’re not going to go into an overly complicated spiel about the science behind it. But we do want you to watch this adorably animated explanation that breaks it down into information you can understand.


Presented by TED-Ed and narrated by best-selling author and canine cognition expert Alexandra Horowitz, you’re treated to a behind-the-scenes look at a dog’s amazing nasal architecture and how it can “see” a whole world that humans are not privy to.


After watching the four minute video, you’ll understand why your dog loves to stop and sniff everything he passes by on his walk, and how they can pick up on your mood or if you’re sick. Your dog can even pick up footprints of the past, what you’ve been up to recently and even what’s going to happen in the future – all with just a sniff.


Watch the video below and learn something new about your dog’s sniffer!

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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