Why Do Dogs Spin Around Before They Poop?

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Danielle Andrew 26 Aug 2015, 15:56

Today is National Dog Day! We've decided to take this opportunity to examine some of their weird and quirky behviors.

If you’ve got a dog you may have noticed one of the many odd behaviors dogs exhibit is spinning around just before they poop. Most dogs will display this behavior at some point, and you may have wondered why.

Unbelievably, it might have something to do with the Earth's magnetic field. Watch here:

 

 

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