We love our adorable pooch and try to know everything about them, isn’t it? Be it their emotions, feelings, habits, like, dislikes or anything else. However, some of their activities are completely bizarre and perplexes us.
Consider these examples – pooch eating its own poop, jerking the legs in strange movements when you give them a belly rub, circling before settling down for potty, sitting on our clothes when left alone etc. The list is endless.
In this blog, we shall learn the explanations for such strange behavior and activities. Here we go!
Dog Eating its own Poop?
At times, dog eating its own poop can be embarrassing, especially in front of a guest. It also makes us wonder, why despite giving nutritious and healthy diet, dog eats its own poop? The answer to this age old strange habit lies in their historical evolution.
The poop is actually rich in nutrients, and when dogs were scavengers, it was one of their source of nutrient intake. However, poop eating may also be signs of malnutrition. Otherwise, it’s fairly common and just a strange old dog habit.
Why your Dog suddenly Starts Running?
Colloquially, when your pooch gets a sudden burst of energy and starts running madly, it’s called “Zoomies”. It happens as and when your dog gets filled with uncontrollable happiness! They literally run hither and titer because they can’t contain joy in their hearts.
My Pomeranian exhibits Zoomies on – getting new toys, having chicken as feed, seeing a close relative after a long time etc. It lasts from couple of seconds to even few minutes. It’s adorable and pure pleasure to watch their “Zoomies”.
Why your Pooch Kicks the Legs when you Scratch their Belly?
All pooch love belly rubs and they jerk their legs in strange and sporadic movements, when you tickle their belly, known as scratch reflex.
The scratch reflex has historical evolution, to enable them get rid of irritants. As you scratch their belly, the nerve under the spinal cord gets activated. And they simply love it!
You must have observed that as you pamper your pooch, it sometimes lays down, with belly exposed. It means they are eagerly waiting for you to rub their bellies.
Why do dogs howl, bark or move their legs in their sleep?
Dogs too dream, like humans. Usually, in very intense dream they show certain movements and activities including – barking, howling, moving their legs etc.
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Dogs are one of the most adorable, lively and fun loving creatures. Their strange and bizarre activities, though perplexing at times, add to their cuteness!