Why Dogs Spin Before They Poop

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Do you ever ask yourself why dogs will occasionally walk in circles before sleeping or going to the bathroom?

Well, it has to do with a few hygiene and territorial instincts that canines have when they’re in the wild.

It as well has to do with the Earth’s magnetic field, which is crazy…

Watch the video from Discovery News to better understand this behavior:

One response to “Why Dogs Spin Before They Poop”

  1. Sammi's Mom says:

    Since reading the theory that most dogs spin and poop when facing north or south (was it 20% of the time??), i have kept track of my dog’s habit and have determined that the 20% is in comparison to all the other positions he faces when pooping… so basically a “crap shoot”! LOL

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