Step-by-step instructions for dogs: how to roll in something stinky

For many dogs, an outfit is not complete without a splash of scent; Dead Mouse Obsession, Worm No. 5 and Eau De Goose Peau are some of the more popular perfumes for the fashion-conscious canine.

In order to get the most out of the odor, a fragrance must be applied correctly. Today, Tucker demonstrates the technique.

1) Sniff

Choose your scent to match your mood or the activities planned for the day. Strong top notes of bird carcass or dessicated vole are best saved for large parties involving humans.

Tucker from Life with Dogs and Cats demonstrations Step 1 in How to Roll in Something Smelly.

Sniff

2) Dive

Once you’ve chosen your fragrance, dive into it headfirst, smearing as much as possible on your face.

Tucker from Life with Dogs and Cats demonstrations Step 2 in How to Roll in Something Smelly.

Dive

3) Slide

Slide the rest of your body into the source of the smell.

Tucker from Life with Dogs and Cats demonstrations Step 3  in How to Roll in Something Smelly.

Slide

4) Shoulder Roll

As you slide, roll your shoulder toward the ground…

Tucker from Life with Dogs and Cats demonstrations Step 4 in How to Roll in Something Smelly.

Shoulder Roll

5) Roll

…and roll onto your back. (This is the best part.)

Tucker from Life with Dogs and Cats demonstrations Step 5 in How to Roll in Something Smelly.

Roll

6) Rub

With all four paws in the air, rub and roll vigorously on the scent spot.

Tucker from Life with Dogs and Cats demonstrations Step 6 in How to Roll in Something Smelly.

Rub

7) Twist

Twist your head back and forth, to ensure complete coverage.

Tucker from Life with Dogs and Cats demonstrations Step 7 in How to Roll in Something Smelly.

Head twist

8) Shake and share

When you’re done, shake yourself out and run to the nearest human. If she drops her camera and runs away screaming, “Get away from me!” you’ve applied your parfum de stink correctly.

If not, repeat the process and try again.

Do your pets have a special technique for applying canine (or feline) perfume?

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19 Comments on "Step-by-step instructions for dogs: how to roll in something stinky"

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  1. slimdoggy says:

    Love it. Our Sally was our roller and this is her exact technique. Her favorite fragrance was dead fish and unfortunately, one of our favorite runs offered a wide variety of samples for her to choose from. Neither Jack or Maggie do this…I wonder why?

  2. Mary says:

    Ya, mine have that covered.

  3. zooperson says:

    Well now, that was perfectly demonstrated and described. I have several 4-footers who are very adept at applying just the right amount and just the right fragrance.

  4. jan says:

    Even my fastidious Poodles and dogs have this down pat.

  5. Those are the exact same steps that my boys use when applying Eau De’ Pew. Excellent guide. ☺

  6. Lou Belcher says:

    Great post. Very thorough… We don’t go outside, but we will pass the information around.

    Have a great day.

    Hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

  7. Emma says:

    That is the same procedure I like to use.

  8. Great demo – we’re gonna try it!

  9. meowmeowmans says:

    That shoulder roll is key, isn’t it? Thank you for the great instructions! :)

  10. Those were some pretty excellent instructions! Although, I’m not sure the fluffies need the instructions ;)

  11. Oh, Rita is a huge fan of Worm No. 5! I swear, you could just superimpose her head on those photos – that is her to a T!

  12. I will never ever understand the fascination of the roll. Never! LOL Thanks for making me smile.

  13. OMC ! You’re mastering it purrfectly ! Purrs

  14. Kitties Blue says:

    Susan, I have said it before and must say it again here: You are one of the most talented writers. I always enjoy reading your blog.

  15. Dog Names says:

    Very detailed dog training tips, thanks for sharing!

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