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    why does mine also try and bite its tail. it actually runs around in circles chasing it, and trying to bite it. well funny.
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    Maybe its because they arent actually going to sit down but are just walking in a circle and make themselves dizzy so they have to sit down to make themselves feel better? :stupido2:
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    Because dogs are craaaaaaaaaaaazy. :love:
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    Mine does it all the time, I always just thought he was deciding which direction to lay down in!!
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    According to my Mum, apparently dogs only do this if they were taken away from their mothers at too young an age, so maybe it's a comfort thing? *ahem*Dog OCD*ahem*
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    hmm interesting,
    -dog OCD :laugh:
    -Taken from their mothers too soon? I doubt that cos I thought like every dog did it ?
    -To get dizzy? That's plausible
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    It's an instinct. When dogs were naturally wild they would sleep in grass. They walk in circles to trample the grass where they're going to lie down.

    http://www.useless-knowledge.com/123...rticle201.html
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    (Original post by ISH)
    It's an instinct. When dogs were naturally wild they would sleep in grass. They walk in circles to trample the grass where they're going to lie down.

    http://www.useless-knowledge.com/123...rticle201.html
    Damn, thought I was on to something. :p:
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    my dog also runs around in circles before she has a poo. like proper gallops around me, i get so dizzy!
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    (Original post by ISH)
    It's an instinct. When dogs were naturally wild they would sleep in grass. They walk in circles to trample the grass where they're going to lie down.

    http://www.useless-knowledge.com/123...rticle201.html
    good thankyou
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    (Original post by sparkler)
    my dog also runs around in circles before she has a poo. like proper gallops around me, i get so dizzy!
    Your dog is just a weirdo ;yes;
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    Doesn't everyone circumnavigate their bed before sleeping? :confused:
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    To make sure they don't lie on anything spikey
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    (Original post by dangle)
    Doesn't everyone circumnavigate their bed before sleeping? :confused:
    :laugh:

    sure if you're raised by wolves :p:
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    (Original post by ISH)
    It's an instinct. When dogs were naturally wild they would sleep in grass. They walk in circles to trample the grass where they're going to lie down.

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    Exactly. It's a similar instinct to the one that makes them want to cover their poo and wee with earth- an old survival/comfort instinct.
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    I thought it was so they can pick the perfect spot to lay a turd/ sleep :dontknow:
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    (Original post by dangle)
    Doesn't everyone circumnavigate their bed before sleeping? :confused:
    Well, I always do have this urge to run into the walls. Ah, the downfalls of having my bed in a corner.
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    (Original post by ImperceptibleNinja)
    Well, I always do have this urge to run into the walls. Ah, the downfalls of having my bed in a corner.
    Ah, yeah, that does complicate things somewhat.

    I don't think mother nature ever planned for such obstacles.
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    (Original post by dangle)
    Ah, yeah, that does complicate things somewhat.

    I don't think mother nature ever planned for such obstacles.
    That's just bad planning :p:

    Cats do the circling thing as well... do they do it for the same reason as dogs?
 
 
 
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