Here's The Real Reason Your Dog Kicks At The Ground After Pooping.
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We're often baffled by the way dogs behave, but most pet owners would love to understand their pooches a little more. That's why people like Casar Millan, aka, the Dog Whisperer, are so popular. But there´s one doggy routine that not even Millan could figure out...but now we can.
When you own a dog, you have to take him out to the yard or a walk around the park so they can go number 1 or 2. But notice how he sniffs, walks around a bit before crouching down and taking a dump? Then he uses his back paws to step and kick the grass and dirt. You might think you know why he does this, but you're probably way off.
Is He Covering It Up?
People often assume that dogs are covering up their business the way cats do. But the reason cats do this is so that they can hide their scent from a potential predator. It's an inherited self-preservation trait from their ancestors. But dogs, on the other hand, have a completely opposite reason for doing this, and it too is embedded into every fiber of their being.
Are They Cleaning?
Maybe dogs prefer to wipe their paws after stepping in it, the way we wash our hands after pooping. Then again, dogs aren't known for being neat freaks. But their paws do repel dirt. In fact, a dog's paws are so insulated, that water and other things aren't absorbed through them. They also protect doggies from freezing temperatures. But if your dog is just being weird, then every dog is too.
Are They Just Being Odd Balls?
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If you own several dogs or go to a doggy park, you'll notice that this behavior isn't limited to your dog along. As a matter of fact, all dogs do it, from German shepherds to chihuahuas, and it doesn't matter what gender they are either. Until now, not many people could figure out the source of their actions, but expects have finally figured it out.
The Fascinating Complexities
People rarely use the words complex and fascinating to identify dogs, mostly because to us, they're just an extra member of the family. But we fail to realize that they're not like us, and have their own unique behaviors and natural instincts. So, their wild instinct remains in their DNA despite having been man's best friend for thousands of years.
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