Just how curious are dogs?
Dogs are very curious creatures that have no qualms about sticking their noses and paws into whatever they can. Dogs love to sniff, lick and paw at objects to find out what they are, and in most cases, if they are edible. Curious dogs can sometimes get into trouble, so it’s best to keep a close eye on your canine companion.
A dog’s curiosity is most likely compounded by the fact that dogs have a very strong sense of smell and sight. Dogs are able to pick up on things than humans cannot, such as minute smells and very high and very low-pitched sounds. Because of this, a dog might be curious about something that a human doesn’t even realize.
Dogs feel an urge to explore and to gain information about the world around them. If something is new, a dog is very likely to explore and try to figure out what the thing is. Dogs will explore and push limits until they realize that something is harmful or uninteresting.