I do know that that is pretty regular, customary canine conduct (or perhaps your canine engages in it greater than most!), however don’t you marvel why your canine doesn’t begin a gathering face-to-face?? Absolutely there’s as a lot data to be exchanged with the entrance finish as with the again?
To people, nose-to-tail contact could seem discourteous, however people are the exception right here, not the rule.
It could look ‘intimate’ to you however to a canine it’s extra well mannered to supply a modest butt-sniff by means of an introduction than to come back boldly nose to nose.
People, introduced as much as meet a look immediately and to increase their hand, don’t normally perceive the standard canine introduction. Canines be taught lots from sniffing and new acquaintance’s rear finish, due to the scent glands located there.
As a canine’s sense of odor is 44 occasions stronger than ours, it’s unsurprising that your Labrador will go by his nostril relatively than beginning up a facial dialog.
If you happen to watch a couple of group conferences of canine, you’ll discover that some are significantly extra well mannered than others with their introductory ‘sniff.’ The extra well mannered canine will method from the facet, sniff briefly, and transfer on. A ‘ruder’ canine could transfer in intrusively, sniff lengthy and laborious, and generally supply far more exuberant examination than the canine on the receiving finish is relying on! And will alarm the canine on the receiving finish (no pun meant!).
Canines, additionally, don’t look one another immediately within the eye till they’re nicely acquainted…and nonetheless, you received’t see extended eye contact with canine, whether or not that be with one other canine or a human. In case your canine stares deeply into your eyes for lengthy durations of time–take it as a HUGE praise!!!
Consider the BUTT-SNIFF because the canine ‘handshake’, or a ‘how do you do,’ during which key details are gathered. Nostril to nostril could sadly result in a extra aggressive stage of introduction, which most canine are usually not prepared to instigate.