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Ask Frank: Why Do My Humans Bathe Me Just When I Get My Scent Right?

Our wise Frenchie helps a reader understand how human noses -- and scent preferences -- differ from dogs.

Frank  |  Oct 21st 2016

Editor’s note: Earlier this year, we chatted with Frank of Ask Frank fame. This witty and wise French Bulldog dispenses advice over the Internet, on his blog, and in adorable videos. We were thrilled when Frank agreed to become a regular Dogster contributor. Look for his column every Friday on Dogster.

Rudimentary Sniffers


Dear Frank: Why do the humans always stick me in the bath tub when I finally get my scent just right? As soon as I soak up enough of the dirty laundry and outside smells, I get plopped it the tub!

Olive in Oregon

Dear Olive: Human’s noses are less refined than ours, and they aren’t able appreciate the finer smells in life like we can. You might smell like the most amazing pair of dirty gym shorts, but your human’s poor, rudimentary sniffer isn’t going to agree. So, give into the lavender, oatmeal bath. It’s not your human’s fault.


Computer Walk

Dear Frank: Have you ever taken your computer on a walk?

Power Walker in Pontiac

Play the video to see Frank’s answer.

Toilet Seat Down


Dear Frank: I went into the bathroom today and the seat is down! How am I supposed to get a drink?

Brock in Vegas

Dear Brock: Sometimes the toilet seat is down. That’s life.


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