Everybody poops, especially your dog. And who does things weirder than your dog? Even when they poop they can find ways to do things differently than us. Here are 6 weird things dogs do when they poop, an article from Mother Nature Network
Dog owners spend an inordinate amount of time obsessed with dog poop. We watch dogs before, during and after they go, wondering if everything is normal. (Meanwhile, cats are snickering from the privacy of their litter boxes.)
Although some of their bathroom habits just seem quirky, there are fascinating explanations for their kicking, staring and other interesting potty behaviors.
Here’s a look at some of the more unusual things dogs do when they go No. 2 and some scientific explanations for their weirdness.
As your dog squats, do you notice that she stares at you while doing her business? You’d think she’d look away in hopes of getting a little privacy, but she locks eyes with you instead. That’s because when your dog is in that pooping position, she’s vulnerable, and she’s looking to you to protect her.
“Your dog is instinctively aware of his defenselessness. But your dog also knows that she is a part of your ‘pack.’ You are a member of the family group,” writes veterinarian Dr. Kathryn Primm. “If your dog watches you during this time, it is because she is depending on you to give her a body language signal or ‘heads up’ if she should be afraid. She may also be looking to you to possibly defend her should the need arise. If you suddenly leap away, you can bet your dog will respond also.”
Maybe that’s the same reason your dog won’t let you go into the bathroom alone: She wants you to know she has your back.
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