A dog’s nose is a many-splendored thing

By Judith Kleinfeld, Anchorage Daily News

Try entering the mental world of a dog. Pick up a newspaper or book. Bury your nose up against the page and smell every odor. Smell deeply and repetitively.

We don’t think of books and magazines as having a smell, but they do. When you smell them deeply, you’ll get a small glimpse of what it’s like to be a dog.

Dogs live in a world of smell, not sight, writes Alexandra Horowitz, a professor of animal behavior, in her new book “Inside a Dog’s Mind: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know.”

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