If you are a dog owner or dogs lover then you must be familiar with some behaviors of dog that baffles you. For example, peeing on objects when taking dogs for a walk.
To own and observe dogs is the witness to some mystic animals characters dogs possess, this, mostly got owners wondering the messages those behaviors carry.
Here we are about to show some other coded characters of dogs that will open your mind to some weird behaviors of your beautiful dogs.
Why Do They Take Food Out Of Bowls Before Eating?
Maybe your dog has a habit of taking its food out of its bowl and eating in a place that it shouldn’t, like the kitchen floor or the backyard. Why does your dog hate its bowl? According to Vet Street, this is an old instinctual habit that stems from a dog’s hunting habits in the wild. Synthesizing the explanation from veterinarian Dr. Julie Albright-Keck, the publication wrote:
When dogs in the wild make a kill, the outranked animals drag pieces of food away so they don’t have to fight the leader or a more dominant canine for it.
Basically, your dog is moving its meal away from its bowl to avoid conflict, in an attempt to chow down in peace.
Why Dogs Pee Multiple Times On A Walk.
If you’re familiar with the term “territorial pissing,” you can thank your dog. This is probably one of the better-known quirks of our canine friends, as peeing on things is a revered pastime for them. Marking territory through peeing (and sometimes pooping) is a way for dogs to signal that they’ve been in a place. It’s like saying, “Hey, what’s up bro,” but with urine.
Your dog may be marking its territory on several occasions to let other dogs know that they have been in those places. Be careful though, because frequent urination can also sometimes mean there’s a health issue at play.
So don’t be surprised if something happens to you and your dog finds its way back home to bring helpers to you. Yes, they do, because they have ‘landmarks’ in urine all along the way.
Why Do Dog Sniff Each Other’s Butt.
It’s a quick, “How’s your father,” and away for a dog to figure out if a new dog will either be an ally or an enemy. You see, every dog anus is like a snowflake, and contains vital information about a dog’s personality. It’s a very important aspect of dogs meeting: Smelling a rectum will help two dogs recall whether they’ve met each other before (lol 🤣 ), and also answer a bunch of other questions.
Dogs sniff rear ends as a form of greeting and obtain vital information from the anal secretions. Is this dog friend or foe? Is he going to be a good “date”? Will he be aggressive? Is he feeling ill?
Why Do Dogs Go In Circles Before Sleeping?
Many dogs have instinctual hangovers from past centuries when they weren’t nearly as domesticated as they are today. One of those behaviors is the circling of sleeping areas, which is something that might baffle you or make you laugh.
According to Live Science, however, it’s an instinct left over from ancient dogs who lived in the wild and who had to make their beds, as well as ward off predators like snakes and other animals that may have been lurking in unseen areas. Circling an area would also convey to other dogs that territory had been claimed, Leslie Irvine, a sociologist at the University of Colorado explained. “Even though our dogs now sleep on cushions, the behavior endures,” she told a publication.
Why Do Dogs Get Energy Outburst?
If your dog goes from languid and lazy to bursting with energy and sprinting around your yard or the dog park, they might have what veterinarians call the “zoomies.” The most common reason for this is that your dog is happy, which should force a single tear of joy from your eye. “It’s a way to release pent-up energy, but only happy, healthy dogs get the zoomies,” the veterinarian Leanne Jakubowsky told Insider.
This is a sign a healthy dog. However uncomfortable this act may make you feel, you will be happy as a dog owner.