A Dog’s Nose Always Knows Conversation Starters
1. Dogs can find things we can’t see, like cancer, by sniffing small traces of chemicals. If you had the super nose of a dog what kinds of things would you try to sniff out?
2. We learned that dogs can actually smell what time of day it is and what’s coming around the corner before we can see it. Using this dog super power, what kinds of other jobs could working dogs be good at?
3. Test your own nose powers! Grab a partner and a few familiar objects that have a smell but aren’t super smelly – for example a book is a good challenge but perfume would be too easy. Take turns having one partner close their eyes while the other one holds up the object a few feet away from the other partners nose. Move in closer and closer until the smell is identified. Who has the best sniffer?