Is there _anything_ that smells bad to a dog?
November 9, 2011 12:17 AM Subscribe
Is there any such thing as something that smells 'bad' to a dog?
posted by woodblock100 to Pets & Animals (30 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
There are plenty of things that smell bad to humans; it's obviously to our advantage to have an inbuilt mechanism to warn us away from certain things that are unhealthy for us (rotten food, feces, etc.).
Observation of dog behaviour (many examples in this earlier AskMe thread
) shows us clearly that many things that are dangerous for us, are not so for dogs. Different species; different physiology.
there some things that do actually smell bad to a dog, to warn them away?