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Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:19 PM

My dog has an odd habit

He loves to roll around in stuff in the yard. Since he is on lead I can usually stop him from getting utterly filthy but any ideas why he is doing this?

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:22 PM

1. He's a dog doing what dogs do.

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Response to yonder (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:36 PM

13. Lol. For real. I have watched many a videos with dogs just loving this activity. Mine doesn't.

But seems to be quite a norm. I feel for the ones that have to take the dog home that plays in a mud puddle. Almost always big dogs, lol that then have to be bathed. I imagine one would use a garden hose....

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:22 PM

2. He's trying to conceal his scent with another

expect a sneak attack

✌🏻

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:22 PM

3. Your dog is just being a dog!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:39 PM

14. That is interesting. I say mine doesn't do it but I do not have a yard so always on a leash. He does

his rolls and wiggleys on the carpet, especially after a bath. like trying to do something with smell the groomer put on him. But a lot just play too. He likes to roll back and forth on a ball. Anyway. Thanks.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:23 PM

4. Dogs do that to disguise their scent

in order to protect themselves from predators and make it easier to sneak up on prey. Poop and animal corpses are the most effective for this, though grass and mud will do.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:24 PM

5. well that is exactly what he goes for

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:26 PM

6. Cuz if they don't roll in it, they'll try to eat it.

My vet says itís okay for dogs to eat cow poop. It has great mineral and stuff.

To which I said, Good, better eating than rolling in it.

Edit: Mainly I think they love it. Just like mud. It doesnít smell bad to them.

MmmmmAhhhhh

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:28 PM

9. He has also tried to do that

He can have a huge pile of food in his bowl but he will still go try to find stuff outside.

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Response to dsc (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:29 PM

10. "Stuff". Haaa💩.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:02 PM

16. Ha, ha ha! I'm still laughing. Stuff!

I'd take our doggie out in the desert and let her range. After whistling her in, too often she'd come trotting back with a big smile. At 100 yards away you could spot the tell-tale brown/green smudge on her whitish shoulders.

What a pain in the ass to deal with, especially in winter. Damn, I miss her.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:32 PM

12. They will also eat cat poop out of the litter box, as anyone who lives with

cats and dogs together has discovered. Cats' diets contain a lot of protein, and the dogs are just going after those nutritious leftovers.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:27 PM

7. Just tie Marjory Taylor Greene around your dogs neck...err..oops...

I mean a dead chicken. I keep getting the two confused.



PS - pretty much every dog I ever had liked to roll around on dead stuff on the side of the road. It's pretty gross so you just have to watch out for it. It's like a dog's favorite cologne.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:27 PM

8. Mine do it too. My dogs (one of them in particular) likes to roll in feces (other dogs) so I got to

pay attention when we're outside or taking a walk that she doesn't do this while I'm not paying attention to her. If I don't, before I know it, she is all 'dirty'... I think they do it to hide their scent, they are hunting dogs.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:32 PM

11. Sounds like Dog 101 behavior to me...

Mine seems to be scratching/itching himself! He usually has the sense not to roll around in dirt/mud. He LOVES to roll around in the snow!

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:56 PM

15. We had one snow a couple years ago. Eugene so not often.

Mine did too. It was fun. I had forgotten. He has never rolled in yuk...

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:16 PM

17. My dog rolled in poop when she was a puppy.

Maybe she connected that behavior with immediate bath, which she did not care for. Or, maybe she just grew up.

I miss her.

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