Why Dogs Do Strange Things

Dogs Offer us the World

In addition to their loyal companionship, dogs provide hours of entertainment you’d have to pay good money for if it came out of Hollywood. Some of it is evolutionary in cause and other behaviors, often the more disturbing ones, may signal a health issue.

Bedtime Rituals

Your dog circles multiple times before lying down to nap or sleep for the night. Is he making sure no one’s following him? Checking that his tail is still there? Actually, this is one of those “in the DNA” behaviors. In the wild, dogs not only flattened the grass before lying in it for comfort, it also allowed them to make sure no creepy crawlers were around. Your domesticated dog with an indoor lush bed made just for him simply does it because of genetics.

Similarly, if your dog seems to dig into his bedding each night before settling down, this is an evolutionary leftover from their wild ancestors who would dig to a covered layer of earth for a cooler bed. Some did it to mark territory with the sweat glands in their paws.

Lots of Sniffing Going On

It has to be said: dogs sniff each others’ behinds like humans shake hands. It’s a way of getting to know another dog. With their heightened sense of smell, dogs can learn quite a lot from a good sniff, including the gender, diet, overall health, and even the dog’s current state of mind.

Dogs also take their time sniffing the ground before they decide to urinate. Again, because of their incredible ability to smell, dogs use urination as a means of communicating. They are taking in the scents left by other animals and may even be searching for a “clean” spot to leave their own mark and make a statement.

Eating Habits

No one wants to admit that their dog eats poop, but there are several sane explanations for the behavior. Evolutionarily, dogs ate feces to eliminate their scent from predators. Domestic dogs may do it out of boredom, to keep their living area clean or because of nutritional deficiencies. Contact your veterinarian if you’re concerned about this behavior in your dog.

Grass eating is believed to help a dog vomit when he feels nauseous. Some believe dogs just like the taste and vomit if they overindulge. It’s harmless unless your dog is exhibiting other signs of irritations at the same time. Then it’s time to see the vet.



6 Insane Dog Behaviors Explained by Evolution

Understanding Dog Behavior

Why Dogs Do Strange Things

Why Your Dog Eats Weird Stuff

49 thoughts on “Why Dogs Do Strange Things

  1. Pingback: zovirax 50 mg

  2. Pingback: ivermectin us pharmacy fedex delivery

  3. Pingback: doctors who will prescribe hydroxychloroquine

  4. Pingback: buy cialis online without a prescription

  5. Pingback: malaria medicine side effects

  6. Pingback: cost of pharmaceuticals

  7. Pingback: buy cialis

  8. Pingback: tadalafil generic at walgreens

  9. Pingback: stromectol buy

  10. Pingback: real viagra for sale online

  11. Pingback: cialis without seeing doctor

  12. Pingback: online medical services

  13. Pingback: tadalafil generic best prices

  14. Pingback: azithromycin capsules 250mg

  15. Pingback: generic viagra cialis

  16. Pingback: tadalafil without a doctors prescription

  17. Pingback: cialis without prescription

  18. Pingback: tadalafil online

  19. Pingback: azithromycin wikipedia

  20. Pingback: where can i get cialis online

  21. Pingback: cialis without doctor prescription

  22. Pingback: viagra

  23. Pingback: difference between sildenafil and viagra

  24. Pingback: buy cheap tadalafil 20mg online

  25. Pingback: how long is sildenafil shelf life

  26. Pingback: cialis

  27. Pingback: sildenafil for pphn in neonates

  28. Pingback: cialis 10 mg side effects

  29. Pingback: where to order hydroxychloroquine

  30. Pingback: vidalista without doctor prescription

  31. Pingback: chewable aurogra pills

  32. Pingback: tadalafil 60 mg india

  33. Pingback: dapoxetine and dapoxetine side effects

  34. Pingback: real cialis prices

  35. Pingback: hydroxychloroquine and zinc update

  36. Pingback: vidalista online no prescription us

  37. Pingback: vidalista vidalista 60mg

  38. Pingback: tadalafil over the counter usa

  39. Pingback: tadalafil pills online

  40. Pingback: hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine

  41. Pingback: buy cialis insurance

  42. Pingback: canada cialis online

  43. Pingback: where to buy prednisone online

  44. Pingback: canadian pharmacy cialis 20mg

  45. Pingback: buy in miami

  46. Pingback: buy philippines

  47. Pingback: amoxil by mail safely

  48. Pingback: no fax payday loans meriden

  49. Pingback: should i get tinder or not

Comments are closed.