Apparently I love writing about poop because this is my fourth article I’ve written about it this month. Whoa. I need to re-think some things. Anyways…have you ever seen your dog use the bathroom and suddenly they start spinning in circles, kicking up dirt and staring deep into your soul? Well, there’s a reason for that! Here’s a list of explanations behind your dog’s strange pooping behaviors:
- The Weird Stare
He’s pooping and he can’t do anything else but that. Your dog is making sure you’re on the lookout because he can’t protect you, himself of any other member of the pack family. Next time your dog stares at you while he’s doing his business, remember it’s a compliment. You’re family to them.
- The Punt Kick
You know when your dog does that weird kick thing and suddenly grass and dirt go flying through the air? That’s the punt kick. Luckily, this is a natural function. Your dog is cleaning up after itself. Good doggy!
- The Indecision
The indecisive poop is the worst when it’s 6 in the morning, freezing outside and all you want to do is go back to sleep. You know your dog is about to poop but why on earth is it taking so long? Your dog is trying to find the perfect place to mark his territory! Is that why men’s restrooms are so disgusting?
- The Spin
As I kid I used to call it the poop dance, but I now know that’s not what they’re doing. They’re spinning in circles to make sure it’s a safe place to use the potty. They’re checking out ALL of their surroundings.
- The Booty Scoot
It’s quite a funny sight to see but there’s a reason for it. If your dog scoots after he poops it means he’s either using the grass for toilet paper or needs an anal gland expressed. (I know, it’s disgusting.)
- Hide and Seek
This behavior is the most human like of all! Some dogs just want a little privacy because they feel vulnerable otherwise. I prefer most dogs do this, thank you very much.
Now you know more about dog pooping habits than the average person! Look at you go! Remember to keep on eye on your dog while they’re pooping. If something seems wrong or they’re not using the bathroom at all make sure to call your vet!