3 Amazing Things Dogs Can Sniff Out

Dogs can be very smart and perform a lot of tricks on command. There are also dogs that can sniff out things for their handler, such as bombs, bed bugs, and low blood sugar. Below is some more information about this to help you understand it better.

Explosives Detection Dog

An explosive detection dog is a dog that is trained to sniff out explosives. It can also use other senses, such as their hearing, to help them detect explosives. Your local police force may use explosive detection dogs before they enter a building or a vehicle.

These dogs start their training at an early age. During their training, they will learn how to detect a variety of explosives, such as nitroglycerin and dynamite. When the dog detects an explosive, it is trained to sit in front of it and stare. 

It takes time to teach a dog this skill, and the training may last a few months to ensure it can do its job properly. This ensures its safety as well as the safety of the police officers.

Bed Bugs

There are dogs that have been trained to sniff out bed bugs. If you have a dog and often have problems with bed bugs, you may be able to train your own dog to sniff them out.  The best way to deal with bed bugs is to find them before they have a chance to multiply.

Bed bugs have an odor that you would not be able to smell. Dogs can find bed bugs in your bed, as well as in other areas of your home, such as in carpeting or on your furniture. Some dogs will bark when they smell this odor or they may sit and stare, depending on how they were trained.

Some extermination companies use these dogs. If so, make sure you get proof there are bed bugs, such as from their droppings, before you let them spray your home.

Low Blood Sugar

If you have diabetes, you should consider getting a dog that has been trained to detect low blood sugar. This can keep you healthy and may even save your life.

When your blood sugar is low, you emit a specific scent when you breathe. Once this happens, the dog can detect your low blood sugar and alert you. They could do this before you start feeling symptoms so you can get the insulin you need before you start feeling bad.

Once the dog smells this scent, they are trained to alert you. They will do this by nudging you with their noise or pawing at you. You have to purchase a dog that has been trained by an experienced trainer, or you may be able to have your dog trained to do this if it is young enough.

Do some research on dogs and you will be surprised at the other things they can sniff out.