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10 Strange Dog Behaviors Explained



Here are 10 strange dog behaviors explained
Dogs are lovable, loyal companions, but it’s hard to deny that they do some pretty weird stuff from time to time.

Here are 10 strange dog behaviors explained.
Number 10. Facing the same direction every time they poop. Whether you’ve noticed it or not, dogs tend to defecate on a north – south axis. Exactly why is unclear, but it’s related to the Earth’s magnetic field.

Number 9. Peeing with one leg hiked up. Urine marks territory, and dogs can appear taller and more dominant if they make a vertical line. Some dogs take this pretty far, even performing handstands to ensure maximum coverage.

Number 8. Kicking the grass. Some are being polite and covering up the spot they soiled. Others are releasing pheromones for property claiming purposes.

Number 7. Sleeping on their backs. Much like people, dogs want to be comfortable when they sleep and sometimes that means snoozing belly up. Be flattered. The posture is a testament to how much they trust you as it’s a sign of feeling secure.

Number 6. Sticking their heads out of car windows. There’s really no hard, scientific evidence on the matter, so opinions are split. Some say dogs are trying to get the best view and others believe they just want to get a good whiff of the outdoors.

Number 5. Smelling each other’s behinds. Dogs can communicate with one another through chemicals. Many of the compounds that contain valuable information just so happened to be excreted in the posterior region.

Number 4. Circling before lying down. It’s a prehistoric behavior that just never went away. Once upon a time dogs had to make their own beds by packing down whatever grass or brush was in the way.

Number 3. Tail chasing. Sorry to break the news this way, but it’s a sign your pet may be suffering from OCD. Well, actually CCD. The dog version is called Canine Compulsive Disorder.

Number 2. Head tilting. For the most part it comes down to two possibilities: either they’re trying to hear and understand you, or they’re playing you because they know you think it’s cute and you’ll give them extra attention or treats.

Number 1. Chomping on grass. One simple explanation is that they want to. Another motivation could be that it helps clear out their gastrointestinal system – sort of like a eating a salad.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen a dog do?

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22 comments

  1. Why do dogs rub their heads on things after eating?

  2. My dog is looking at the roof as if there is a ghost moving around and while doing that sticks out her licks her lips a lot, I'm creeped out

  3. Why do dogs scratch there beds tho?

  4. my dog barks and walk in his sleep

  5. DJmoney Gaming oo

    My dog looks at the ceiling

  6. Those was pretty common….

    My dog suddenly bark at me and jumped on me. I already took him out for a walk and let him do his business. He already ate. So I'm worried…

  7. When i rub my dog in specific place she she moves her foot around as if she was scratching the air

  8. Roll their eyes back into their head when sleeping

  9. My dog licks his pee

  10. Genesis Gonzalez

    my dog winks at me for some reason

  11. my dog eats the grass only if its wet and sprinkled
    could be their thirsty

  12. I hoped this would tell me why my dog winks at me sometimes

  13. A medium sized bag of trash

    Last one isn't true

    dogs eat grass because they know they've fed on something that'll make them puke or sick so they chomp on it because it'll make em vomit

    dammn I'm so smaert

  14. andres espinoza

    I swear to god when I stare at my dog she winks at me

  15. My friend's dog Toby has the habit of putting his head between people's legs

  16. My dog sit and waits for me to open the door

  17. Dilnoza Eshmatova

    What does it mean when my dog howls?

  18. My dog love radishes.

  19. Nalced Enyamrach

    My dog weighs like 117ish pounds
    She likes to hit me really hard if I don't pet her right away

  20. I find with my dogs they both poo with their noses into the wind, I guess so they don't smell their own… lol

  21. the first dog sleeping on his back with his paws bent means to say "Leave me The Fuck Alone Im Tired"

    but also they trust you 😛

  22. My chocolate lab gets up on the couch next to my husband and rests the side of his head against the front of my husbands face. They sit like that until our dog finally moves away. What does this strange behavior mean?

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