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Did my dogg smell mold and try to tell us about it??

Mary GobleMary Goble AbernathyPosts: 21Member
My 1 1/2 year old female border collie she is really smart and i noticeed she started digging just in this one place she has never really dugg before so we were tryin to get her to stop then we found out our watter heater was leaking and in my brothers closet the caused for some mold to start growing and Gypsi was digging right where the watter heater was but on the outside of the house is it possible that she smelled the mold and was tryin to tell us about it.??

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  • Richard AtchesonRichard Atcheson Northern USAPosts: 3,570Member
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    That is interesting. I doubt anyone can give a good answer to that. It is possible the moisture drew larger things too. shecould have smelled ants, or something coming to eat them. Mold is very bad for dogs. Be sure she doesn't get to it. Bad for people too. She deserves some fetch or other fun time for alerting you.
  • Kathy YataKathy Yata Posts: 10,342Member
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    I think she smelled something different and dug a hole. Aren't you glad she did? I had a noisy terrier who wouldn't stop barking. My DH had put oil in a pan to make popcorn and got distracted. The flames didn't get too big before DH finally went and looked at what that dog was barking at. Sure pays to listen to the dogs sometimes!
  • Linda MatthewsLinda Matthews Plain cityPosts: 6,859Member
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    She may have also heard a water trickling and or water dripping/which gave her a need to investigate it throughly;)
  • Kathleen DonovanKathleen Donovan Posts: 4,178Member
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    Absolutely its possible. I saw a tv show and this guys dog did exactly that, sniffed out mold. He was trained of this. I saw another where a guy taught his dog to find bedbugs, it was a Beagle, and became a huge successful business for him. My Jet, sniffs my butt all the time. I have extreme back pain but cant go to the doc, but I think hes on to something!
  • Accepted Answer
    My dermatologist has a dog on staff that can smell melanoma, and there are mold remediation companies that use dogs to find mold in houses, so yeah, clearly it's possible. But it's hard to say whether your BC did or not.
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