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10 Weirdest Dog Behaviors Explained

Learn the symptoms of weird dog behavior with explanation. Dogs are not as mysterious as cats, but these canines some time show weird behaviors that can be puzzling to both new and experienced dog owners. Some weird behaviors of the dogs are listed below:

1-Tail Chasing -This behavior is simply a fun way for dogs to expend their excess energy. But, if they do this constantly, they may have diseases like flea allergy dermatitis or anal gland problems. In this case you should speak to your veterinarian.

2-Sniffing other dog’s asses- Each dog has a unique ass stink, just as each human has a unique face. Dogs have two glands around their anus that emit a fluid, which tells another dog everything they need to know like dog’s sex, what their diet is like, how healthy they are, and even their mood.

3-Digging holes in the yard- This behavior of dog could simply be boredom or a fun game. Some dogs dig to uncover cool earth to lie in on a hot summer day and some others are chasing ground-dwelling creatures like voles or moles.

4-Humps You, Objects or Other Dogs– Dogs do humping on other dogs, on your leg or on objects because they are excited or seeking your attention. To prevent this behavior of dog, just ignore it or try to redirect it with a toy or treat.

5-Howling- Howling is a multi-frequency sound that travels long distances. This can be used as a ‘contact’ vocalization in order to let others know where they are. Many dogs howl due to separation anxiety, whereas other dogs howl due to some environmental trigger or out of habit.

6-Rolling backs in the grass- Dogs rolls back in grass due to various reasons like grass may be cool, or it may scratch the dog’s back. Dogs are especially fond of rolling in things to cover their scent because if they smell like a dog, they may scare off their quarry.

7-Eating feces-There are many reasons of this behavior. It may be a sign of a nutritional deficiency in your dog, such as with a low-quality dog food or health concern.

8-Staring- When dogs staring at you, he is hoping that you will give him a treat or shower him with affection and praise. Keep in mind that some dogs consider direct eye contact threatening, therefore, before gazing back at him; make sure he is not showing any signs of fear or aggression.

9-Thrashes Toys- By thrashing toys, dogs manifest one of their most primal instincts which is killing. Almost every dog shows this behavior, and it is inherited in dogs.

10-Walks in Circles Before Lying Down- You can blame dog’s ancestors for this behavior of dog. When wolf-like dogs used to live in the wild, they would walk around a spot in order to pat down the grass, leaves or other debris so as to create a nice nesting spot.


From Delhi, Rahul is an animal lover at heart. He is a writer and most of his writing revolves around making people aware of animal issues like health, training and grooming.

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