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Why Do Dogs Lick Everything?
Why Do Dogs Lick Everything?
Has licking become your dog’s favorite activity? There are many reasons dogs enjoy licking you—or everything else around them. While some dogs lick things out of boredom, for other dogs, licking can be compulsive, providing a calming and soothing sensation. When licking is a self-stimulating activity, it could also be a sign of anxiousness or discomfort. Other dogs can lick to the point of...
Why Do Dogs Roll in Poop?
Why Do Dogs Roll in Poop?
It’s a common scenario—one that you’ve probably experienced before. You’re on a walk or hike with your dog. You look down, and before you know it, your dog is rolling around on something. And it happens to be poop. Your dog rolled in poop right before you were ready to pop in the car for a long ride home. (This is actually what happened to me and my dog Burgundy after an overnight...
Why Do Dogs Yawn?
Why Do Dogs Yawn?
Yawning is perfectly normal in dogs. In fact, it is normal behavior in most vertebrates, including primates, horses, penguins, fish, cats, and even snakes, among many others. You’ve no doubt seen your dog settle in for a nap with a big, satisfying yawn just before they rest their head and drift off to sleep. You’ve probably done it yourself, too, because you were tired or bored. While being...
Why Do Dogs Roll in the Grass?
Why Do Dogs Roll in the Grass?
Dogs do a lot of really cute things. They also do a lot of gross things. Rolling in the grass can be either or both, depending on the situation. There are several reasons dogs roll in the grass, but most of them are about scent. Dogs have a strong sense of smell and use it to interact with the world. They can use scent to pick up trails of prey or communicate with other dogs. So if your dog is...
Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?
Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?
It is not uncommon to see your dog grab a mouthful of grass during their daily walk or a romp through the park. Ever wonder why dogs do that? Many people believe that when dogs eat grass, they are trying to make themselves vomit. They think it’s an instinctive behavior that a dog engages in to rid themselves of something they should not have eaten. And some think that it’s an indication that...
Why Do Dogs Kick After Pooping?
Why Do Dogs Kick After Pooping?
Have you ever seen your dog kick their hind legs after they have done their business? It looks pretty funny when a dog does this, like they are wiping their hind paws. Not all dogs exhibit this behavior, and it can range in intensity. Some dogs may just kick each paw once and walk away, whereas other dogs kick and alternate legs multiple times. Some dog parents are embarrassed by the vigor of the...