We love our dogs so much but they can be pretty weird sometimes. Sometimes they do things and we have no idea why. We just brush it off as dogs being dogs, but have you ever wondered why they actually do these things?
There are actually very specific reasons why our dogs do strange things like sniff butts or scoot their butts across the carpet.
1) Eating Grass
You’ll find that some dogs like to eat grass every now and again even though it makes them throw up. Though it may seem unhealthy, dogs might do this to improve digestion, treat intestinal worms, or fulfill a nutritional need like a lack of fiber.
2) Tilting Their Head
It’s not that your dog doesn’t understand you or that you’re particularly interesting, it’s that they can’t hear you. Experts say that dog’s tilt their head to adjust their outer ears so that they can focus on the location of sound.
3) Butt Sniffing
Humans shake hands… dogs sniff butts. A dog sniffing another’s butt is a dog’s way of saying “Hey, how ya doing? Nice to meet you.” It’s how they get to know you. Their sense of smell is 10,000 times stronger than a human’s and scent can tell a lot about a person, especially when it’s from an area as smelly as a butt.
4) Eating Poop
Though this seems disgusting and bizarre, it’s actually a normal cleaning behavior in mother dogs. Some dogs without babies will eat poop in order to clean up their yard or kennel. Gross.
5) Stares At You
Your dog isn’t just being a leering weirdo, he wants a treat or some affection from you.