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Kim JamesMemberSeptember 8, 2018 at 6:41 am1150
Wow Mack thats off the charts!!!
Really interesting for those keen to understand scent theory.
Im aware of the sweat glands around the groin/armpits called appocrine and apoecrine.
On the hands and feet are called eecrine.
Each human has their own specific signature odour which dogs and many other mammals can detect.
The Appocrine gland influences and aids pheromone production which is very interesting!
“For most mammals, however, apocrine sweat glands secrete an oily (and eventually smelly) compound that acts as a pheromone,territorial marker, and warning signal.Being sensitive to adrenaline, apocrine sweat glands are involved in emotional sweating in humans (induced by anxiety, stress, fear, sexual stimulation, and pain).
Ive likened your analogy to a “calm confidence” which is a desirable trait for any dog handlers/trainers. But when i think of it holistically it must encompass knowledge,health and attitude!