By Katie Moritz In her collection of poetry, Dog Songs, Mary Oliver writes: “You may not agree, you may not care, but/if you are holding this book you should know that of all the sights I love in this world — and there are plenty — very near the top of the list is this one: dogs without leashes.” A dog without a leash, whether intentional or not, is usually a happy dog. How many times has your pup broken free, to run with lolling tongue, across the field, into the woods, or down the road? Such freedom allows dogs to simply exercise their bodies as well as their noses.Alexandra Horowitz, a psychologist who studies dog cognition, writes in her article “Learn To Sniff Like A Dog And Experience The World In A New Way,” “We admire the dog’s olfactory...
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