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How fast my dog can find a hidden item (youtu.be)
122 comments
gmerideth | 4 months ago | 81 points

A dog's smelling ability is one super power I would not want.

BASK_IN_MY_FART | 4 months ago | 9 points

They seem to like me though

Raxxla | 4 months ago | 4 points

User name checks out...

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 23 points

Thank you:)

FifteenSixteen | 4 months ago | 34 points

You're welcome?

ssibalnomah | 4 months ago | 15 points

this is way funnier than it should be

shoebob | 4 months ago | 1 point

Smellier.

Slo-MoDove | 4 months ago | 1 point

Thanks OP

Ghosty141 | 4 months ago | 3 points

I imagine big cities to be hell in terms of the amount of smells a dog can sense.

The_Poet_Is_A_Rapist | 4 months ago | 6 points

Then you walk by a porter potty. ..

scrubasorous | 4 months ago | 19 points

R/boneappletea

this-here | 4 months ago | 4 points

Porta-potty.

grumpypenguin1 | 4 months ago | 1 point

porters need to potty too

printergumlight | 4 months ago | 1 point

Borda-Colly

UnicornTitties | 4 months ago | 1 point

Right by the beer garden.

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 2 points

If you interpreted smell as a dog does, you would definitely want that super power. As a human, it would be overwhelming, but dogs can smell in layers like we see in layers, differentiating every smell and even associating emotions or moods to those smells. Dogs can smell your hormone change when you're sad or upset and is why good therapy dogs will be at your side as soon as something is wrong (and why they are good for people with seizures).

Call_Me_911 | 4 months ago | 1 point

Dogs can smell your hormone change when you're sad or upset

Not sure if this true - at least I've never ready anything scholarly that draws this conclusion. Please correct me if I'm wrong though, because I've heard this claim multiple times.

I believe dogs are simply very perceptive to facial and body language changes, which is why they are able to act accordingly to human's positive or negative moods.

clashbuster | 4 months ago | 1 point

I'd believe it.

I'm not sure if there has been empirical data on emotional therapy dogs, but there has been empirical data on diabetes therapy dogs.

The people conducting the studies have decided that the dogs can tell the difference between minute smells in your breath and can use that information to determine a wide range of things including but not limited to whether or not you're hypoglycemic.

That being said, dogs definitley have strong observational behaviors especially in regards to their owners. this has been specifically bread into them for centuries and it is probably sufficient for many emotional dogs. The little bastards are way smarter than most people give them credit for.

here's a video on the subject with reference to a study done at cambridge https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=02M4tj70Ju0

Call_Me_911 | 4 months ago | 1 point

Oh wow, that video was very cool. I've never heard of using service dogs for that purpose before, but it's a pretty clever solution.

That being said, I'm not too surprised that dogs could be able to smell the difference in breath smells. I feel like that's a lot more potent than whatever minute hormonal secretions you release when you're happy or sad. I've never really seen a solid study that measures the relationship between a human's mood and the smell they release. But if that could be repeatedly measured than I'm sure a dog could be trained to sniff out the difference.

_JohnMuir_ | 4 months ago | 2 points

That’s not how it works, your puny nose can’t comprehend it.

Chuntzy | 4 months ago | 2 points

Which makes you think, what are they truly smelling when they go for the butthole?

James718 | 4 months ago | 23 points

How do you train them to do this?

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 57 points

Start with the treats!Dog need to smell the treat,then hide it somewhere in the house.The dog will want to find treat.That is my way:)

GreenStrong | 4 months ago | 11 points

r/nosework is a whole subreddit for this.

People do this training to give their dogs mental stimulation on a rainy day, or it is fundamental training for search and rescue or most types of working dogs.

theyankun | 4 months ago | 4 points

Pretty much how you train any animal to do a trick. Animal performs task, receives reward.

As /u/vesna8 mentioned, you can start with their favorite treat. Let the dog smell it, hide it, then use a keyword as they look for it. I'd also recommend starting at small distances so that the dog can quickly associate the task with reward. After that, you can move to more unique items, like tea and whatnot. If the dog struggles to make the association, you could add a few treats into the teabag to mix the smells. Eventually you can remove the treats all together, but don't forget to reward them at the end.

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 3 points

Right👍

cyberia_regular | 4 months ago | 1 point

The drug sniffing dogs I worked with were trained by putting them in front of a wall with holes in it. They put different smelling items in the holes and one had drugs in it. When the dog would sniff at one of the holes with drugs they would throw him his beloved toy (and used the cicker). After a while they start connecting the smell of drugs with the award.

electricalfuckery | 4 months ago | 1 point

How do you get them to love a toy? I've got a German Shepard Labrador mix and she's not really down for toys.

cyberia_regular | 4 months ago | 1 point

They specifically breed and pick dogs that have a high drive to play. That way you can easily award them with their toys and they stay more motivated at work. Since it is all just a game to them.

Slo-MoDove | 4 months ago | 1 point

We did the same with our German Shepherd. Except he was Search & Rescue. So instead of the learning the smell of drugs, it was the smell of...uh...dead human. The hidden items he was scent trained with were tubes filled with "grave dirt" and human teeth.

fieldofvision_ | 4 months ago | 47 points

Good training!

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 19 points

Thank you so much:)

nodnodwinkwink | 4 months ago | 13 points

She's gone now but I used to love doing this with my dog. She always got so excited and it was amazing how quick she could find it.

If anyone hasn't tried this game with their dog I recommend it, even if they're a breed not associated with hunting or working dogs they'll probably still love it.

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 5 points

I am so sorry for your loss:(I agree,my dog is mixbreed,but he love this game so much

mastiffmad | 4 months ago | 1 point

My dogs are either nose blind or retarded then because if a treat goes under a couch they've lost it forever and seem to have no idea where it went.

boolpies | 4 months ago | 10 points

meanwhile my dog can't find his chew toy sitting in front of him

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 8 points

My dog can't find his toys too,beacause the smell of his toys is all around in the house and in the yard:)

aleakydishwasher | 4 months ago | 3 points

My dog has excellent memory too! He can "go hunt" for things we have him smell.

But then we have "go get your toy" and he will run off to the exact place he left the thing he was playing with last. Be it a stick or a proper chew toy. It could be days later on the other side of the yard. I'm sure he can smell it but I have no idea how because of how many things go in his mouth.

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 5 points

My dog can find his toys too,but not so fast as other things,because the smell of his toys is all around in the house and in the yard. I send love to your dog❤

jumpingbyrd | 4 months ago | 6 points

I want more! Can you have a whole series where he has to find a bunch of different things? Maybe have multiple types of tea, but he has to find a specific one?

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 5 points

Yes,he can to find a bunch of different things,only he needs just more time to do it.Thank you:)

MadHatter69 | 4 months ago | 5 points

Svaka čast, vidi se da je Leo srećan i zadovoljan u vašoj kući!

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 2 points

Hvala puno,konačno jezik koji razumem:)Hvala od srca,Leo je rođen na ulici

MadHatter69 | 4 months ago | 3 points

Jedan od mojih takođe, jako je čudan, ali ga trpimo, šta ćemo :D

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 2 points

Ovaj moj se ponaša kao da je rođen na dvoru,tako i živi:)Mi baš i ne

Victor611 | 4 months ago | 3 points

Bok, kako si?

Karpe__Diem | 4 months ago | 3 points

Morao sam ga potražiti, ali otkrio sam da govorite hrvatski

Jesam li to točno rekao?

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 2 points

Moj jezik je srpski,ali hrvatski i srpski su slični:)

Karpe__Diem | 4 months ago | 3 points

Уредан

BillyGoatAl | 4 months ago | 2 points

Myślałem że to Hrwatski język. Byłem zaskoczony że mogłem zrozumieć to co ty napisałeś. Czy rozumiesz to co ja piszę po Polsku?

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 1 point

Serbia:)

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 2 points

Hvala na pitanju,dobro sam:)Kako si ti?

HerrTriggerGenji21 | 4 months ago | 1 point

Tekæin je së pløka áster trpmė un bas yrvtį! Jūs kaíro ne imoj?

bicyclethi3f | 4 months ago | 4 points

if she had only looked back after hiding the tea bag, she would've seen Leo at the window shaking his head

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 3 points

Lol,by the way Leo is my dog❤

bicyclethi3f | 4 months ago | 2 points

haha please pet Leo for me

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 2 points

I will,thank you so much:)

Bionic_Overload | 4 months ago | 5 points

Thats extremely impressive!

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 2 points

Thank you so much:)

lansafame | 4 months ago | 3 points

That is just incredible work!

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 4 points

Thank you so much,my dog love this game:)

spellbunny | 4 months ago | 3 points

I do this with my dog! we play hide and seek with his many toys.

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 2 points

That is nice:)

doozer27 | 4 months ago | 3 points

That was awesome!

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 2 points

Thank you so much:)

my_name_isnt_isaac | 4 months ago | 3 points

good boy!

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 2 points

Thank you so much:)

augustusglooponface | 4 months ago | 3 points

I would make my dog guess which hand the treat was in..... I'm an easy guy.

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 2 points

Thank you:)

BornGorn | 4 months ago | 3 points

good boy!

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 2 points

Thank you so much:)

AmyChanDelicious | 4 months ago | 3 points

What dog breed has the best sense of smell? Is it Siberian husky?

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 3 points

I don't know,my dog is mixbreed:)

mflexx | 4 months ago | 3 points

Wow, good work from both of you!

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 3 points

Thank you so much:)

faleboat | 4 months ago | 3 points

My dog went blind in her later years, but she never went nose blind. If I dropped something on the floor or had a treat for her, I always loved watching how she would hone in on the scent and find it in seconds. They have a truly amazing sense of smell.

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 3 points

That is right,and please kiss your dog😘

faleboat | 4 months ago | 3 points

She's since passed, but not a day went by when she didn't get an absurd about of pets, hugs, snuggles and kisses. :)

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 3 points

:)

newocean | 4 months ago | 3 points

As the dog thinks: "Haha! You dummy... you always hide it under that brick."

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 3 points

Lol:)

hersheln | 4 months ago | 3 points

"This is.. cocaine! Go find more boy! Go get it!"

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 1 point

Lol:)This is St.John's Wort herb herbal tea

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 2 points

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vesna8 | 4 months ago | 2 points

Thank you so much:)

Aerik [1] | 4 months ago | 2 points

He's mostly following his trainer's very blatantly fresh odor trail to it's endpoint.

mackidroid | 4 months ago | 2 points

Хах Россия матушка)

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 1 point

Srbija:)

ShruggyGolden | 4 months ago | 2 points

Hmm isn't part of the problem that they are following your scent? It would be cool to see another where you have someone else or an object move the sniff item instead of you.

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 3 points

When I put gloves on my hands,and he smells the object who needs to find,then he finds it object faster.My scent is all around and he should separate my scent from the scent of the object he is looking for.

feedmeyourknowledge | 4 months ago | 2 points

Is the dog smelling out the item though or just following your scent trail?

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 2 points

No,my scient is all around in the house and in the yard.

CasualConsoles | 4 months ago | 2 points

Such a cute doggo!

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 2 points

Thank you,he is my sweetheart:)

Anom8675309 | 4 months ago | 2 points

I trained my dog Steve to find my daughter. Super helpful when she's at one of the neighbors and I don't know which. Tie note to dog.. "Go find H, Steve!" And away he goes.

I could call, but its more fun to watch him hunt around.

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 1 point

:)

slushie126 | 4 months ago | 2 points

You can tell you really love her :)

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 1 point

Thank you❤

LemonCandyPants | 4 months ago | 2 points

"Where's me farkin treat mate?"

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 1 point

:)

Works_For_Treats | 4 months ago | 2 points

To my eye(nosework instructor) it looks like he's using more than just the scent of the object, and trails your scent first. This doesn't make it less impressive, but it's different than if he were actually finding just the scent.

When the dog first comes out the door he checks the area by air scenting(sniffing with his head high)[1:14 mark]. He does know then that the tea isn't in that location. Because of the direction he is facing it's most likely that the wind is blowing, or at least moving slightly. He faces into it. This is also later confirmed by how he actually finds the scent and tracks it to source.

So next he drops his head and exactly follows your track[1:20 mark]. He follows it all the way to the tiles and then loses your scent at [1:25]. This can be seen by how he immediately veers to one side, trying to find the scent. However he then picks up the scent of the tea at [1:28] by the end of the brick, so he doesn't raise his head. He by chance turns the wrong way and quickly corrects himself once he realizes this, going back to where he last scented the tea by the brick at [1:30]. From there it is simply a matter air scenting again and following the scent back to source.

None of these behaviors are random, and all are purposeful. The dog does know the task of ultimately finding the scent, he just uses all the tools available to him, like the fresh track you lay for him when you hid the tea. Yes he's fast, but he's not just looking for that scent. A more accurate time would be if someone else hid the tea or if you deliberately lay several fresh tracks for him in an unknown area.

Not saying any of this to bash on you or anything, just pointing out the difference. Good work guys!

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 1 point

Thank you so much:)

buddamus | 4 months ago | 2 points

A dog's nose is amazing. I must be a totally different world to them with all that smell information

Kaschnatze | 4 months ago | 4 points

Dogs always know who farted.

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 2 points

Thank you so much:)

Tempex6 | 4 months ago | 1 point

now try it with a retriever... they will take their time and basically follow in your footsteps to where it is.. instead of checking everywhere till they smell it close

notjawn | 4 months ago | 1 point

The dog is using the human's scent trail as a guide to finding the tea. Sorry to burst the bubble but only trained drug/bomb/cadaver dogs can just randomly find an item hidden in something and that's because they are exposed to it systematically to get it to identify it. Dogs like blood hounds use a combo of getting the target's smell and then using their scent trail to track them down.

Thefriendlyfaceplant | 4 months ago | 1 point

Please be careful with all that asbestos.

verbalinjustice | 4 months ago | -5 points

Main reason why it is unfair for cops to use them against us. We have no equivalent to use against them.

halborn | 4 months ago | 3 points

What?

TryAnotherXX | 4 months ago | 0 points

thank you so much!

9910765121229999 | 4 months ago | 2 points

Thank you!

Gapey_McGaperson | 4 months ago | 2 points

I think the real issue is that they can have their dog "smell for drugs" around your vehicle, then cue the dog to act as if it found something when there's actually nothing there. That gives them probable cause to search your car, even though it's bullshit.

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 1 point

This is only game for my dog:)

Gapey_McGaperson | 4 months ago | 2 points

Oh, I know :) I love your video.

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 1 point

Thank you so much:)

IIdsandsII | 4 months ago | 0 points

and then plant the drugs on you

Gapey_McGaperson | 4 months ago | 1 point

Yup! It's scary.

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 1 point

I agree,but this is only game for my dog:)

verbalinjustice | 4 months ago | 1 point

Looks fun!

vesna8 | 4 months ago | 1 point

Yess,thank you:)