I’m sure you’ve had one (most likely plenty) of those moments where you catch your dog doing something a bit… Strange, correct? And once you do, obviously you can’t help but wonder what’s going on in that tiny little doggy brain of theirs. Luckily, you’re not alone. If you’re itching from curiosity, listed below are explanations behind your pups (questionable) behavior!
Kicks Grass After Pooping: When you see your dog digging through your perfectly mowed lawn, believe it or not, it’s a possibility that they’re just trying to be courteous. After performing their little number two “business”, covering up their poop with dirt is just their interpretation of cleaning up the mess or marking territory. Also, dogs have glands in their feet that secrete hormones, and by kicking around and staying active is one way of releasing those hormones!
Shreds Paper: If your dog has actually eaten your homework in the past or somehow ended up chewing on toilet paper, the explanation behind that is fairly simple: It’s. FUN (for them, at least). Some dogs just enjoy the feeling of tearing something up with their mouths, since that’s how they started off in the wild, anyway. Though do take precaution! Dogs who accidentally ingest paper can can lead to stomach problems, and swallowing too much paper will result to blockage.
Twitches while Sleeping: Just like us, dogs also dream and undergo different stages of sleep! Based on observation, there’s a tendency where puppies and senior dogs undergo through this behavior more than adult dogs. Experts believe that dogs dream during deep slumber coming close to the REM (rapid eye movement) stage and act upon their imagination by moving their paws or twitching.
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