Allowing Dogs to Sniff Helps Them Think Positively

New research shows that allowing dogs to exercise their noses is good for them.

The bottom line is simple: Let a dog's walk be for them, and if they're pulling you here and there with their nose pinned to the ground and occasionally snorting, let them do it.

According to Mark Bekoff, not allowing dogs to sniff could be considered a form of sensory deprivation. Allowing dogs to exercise their nostrils is definitly art of one of dogs "Five Freedoms": the freedom to express normal behavior.

psychologytoday.com

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