Dogs do a lot of strange things when they go potty. Sometimes all you can do is look at them and laugh – where did they come up with that?
One of the most prevalent thing that dogs do is they spin around before squatting or before climbing into their cozy beds.
This spinning is so common, it’s come to be known and the “canine circle.” Prior to going potty, many dogs will walk around in a circular motion over and over again. It’s usually accompanied with a lot of sniffing and smelling too.
But once they’re done with that part, they get right to business.
Funny, I always thought they were just being very careful about where they mark their territory. But it seems there is much more to it than that.
In the video below, Anthony Carboni gives us some interesting theories – including that patting down the grass or dirt prevents the waste from sticking to their fur, or that they’re scaring away snakes and insects.
But there’s a strange new theory involving the Earth’s magnetic field. Seems dogs prefer to do their business while aligned north-to-south with the earth’s magnetic fields, and tend to avoid an east-to-west orientation.
Watch the amazing video below, and be prepared to never look at your dog in the same way again.
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