Why does my dog smell me when I come home?

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It is quite a common thing for dogs to smell you when you come home.

Smells, or scents if you prefer to call them that, inhaled by your pup through his twitching nostrils are translated into a rich source of information in his brain.

Consider the fact that your dog loves you beyond reason.

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It is quite a common thing for dogs to smell you when you come home… Exactly what they tell him, well, only he truly knows, but smelling you is his way of finding out what was going on where ever you've been while away from him.
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You may be wondering why your dog cries when she sees you, and it is probably because she is so happy and excited to be in your presence… She cries because it is her way of expressing her excitement. Just as we cry, laugh, and express using our voices, our dogs will whine and cry to communicate their emotions to us.
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When your dog is stressed, for example, you will see him pacing, cowering, lip licking, panting, or being unable to respond to cues.

Although most dogs cry when greeting people due to their uncontrollable excitement, nothing surpasses the joy of seeing their pack leader return home.

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Submissive dogs pee when they are greeted, when someone approaches, when they are punished, and when there is a history of rough treatment or punishment after peeing; this is common in rescued dogs.

This is also a common reaction with shy, anxious, and timid dogs.

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When your dog is stressed, for example, you will see him pacing, cowering, lip licking, panting, or being unable to respond to cues.

Although most dogs cry when greeting people due to their uncontrollable excitement, nothing surpasses the joy of seeing their pack leader return home.

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Peeing due to excitement! When a dog is peeing due to excitement, it is just that – excitement and losing control.

This seems to be much more common in puppies and young dogs than in adult dogs but it can happen with adults too.

The best way to help your dog through this problem is to remain CALM during greetings.

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Dogs whine for a variety of reasons.

Your dog may whine because he wants something or because he is excited.

He may whine because he is apprehensive or anxious about something.

A dog who is showing appeasement behavior may whine as part of his interaction with other dogs or people.

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