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Dogs look at each other's rear ends for two reasons. A dog's olfactory system is complex and advanced. This makes its sense of smell far superior to that of a human. Dogs can smell layers upon layers of scents even when we can't. Dogs nuzzling each other’s butts is not only a welcome but a way to learn about each other. Dogs pick up a number of clues that can tell another dog about gender, reproductive status, diet, health status, temperament, and more. If both dogs are healthy, well-socialized, and supervised, it's a good idea to let them "sniff it out" as much as they want. Dogs may be less likely to fight if they take an adequate amount of "get-to-sniff-you" time with one another. The story behind why some dogs eat poop is on our website. Watch Now: Why Do Some Poopies Eat Poop?.