The Strangest Dog Behaviors Explained

Sniffing your nether regions

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This one’s funny, but a little awkward when it happens to you! According to Huff Post,

“Looking at it biologically, dogs have a special sensory receptor called the vomeronasal organ, or the Jacobson’s organ. In humans and other mammals, apocrine glands secrete pheromones, which can relay a lot of information to dogs. These glands are highly concentrated in the groin areas in humans, so dogs are drawn to these regions of our bodies in their scent-based information-gathering sessions. This is also why dogs sniff each others’ genital and anal areas as a greeting.”