I thought this was interesting......

@celticeagle (114155)
Boise, Idaho
June 12, 2012 12:02pm CST
On Marc Marrone(pet show) this morning he answered some questions about dogs. Why do dogs circle several times before laying down? It comes from the behaviors of their ancestors the wolf and such. They circle to tromp down the ground so they can lay down. And to spread their scent. Isn't that interesting? Any thoughts?
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
12 Jun 12
I didn't know that is what they do, that is great. As they say you learn something new everyday.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jun 12
Learning something new everyday does make life interesting.
@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
12 Jun 12
Hello celticeagle My father used to say that I would choose where I was going to sit much like this. I didn't know that dogs do it to tromp down the grass. I thought they were just watching their back, so to speak. Making sure they were in a safe place to relax.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jun 12
And I thought the spreading of the scent was interesting too.
• United States
12 Jun 12
Yes, they are fond of that. I hope that's not what Dad meant about me!!
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jun 12
I hope not too.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
24 Jun 12
That is neat. I have wondered why dogs do that. I guess that alot of their behavior is instinctual.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Jun 12
I think that most of it is.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
13 Jun 12
I never knew that! That is a very interesting thing about dogs! You are just full of dog information today! love it!
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jun 12
Ya, you never know what I am going to come up with! I like to share things when I hear of them.
@AmbiePam (45735)
• United States
12 Jun 12
I read that! I thought that was cool. I was watching a how to video the other day on how to express a dog's a nal glands. I know, I know it's gross. But I didn't want to have to pay the vet to do it. Which is moot because I still couldn't do it. Anyway, they say when a dog sniff's a dog's butt, it is sniffing the anal glands because every dog has a distinctive scent, like a person's fingerprint. I didn't know they were sniffing the glands. I just kind of thought it was the rear end in general.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jun 12
I just thought they were into poo myself.
• Canada
12 Jun 12
That one is interesting yes, I didn't know that one. Makes sense I guess! Kind of like cats always pawing at the blankets or furniture before they lay down. That is from left over instinct of looking for milk:)
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jun 12
Animals are amazing!
@syramoon (655)
• United States
12 Jun 12
This one I knew, mostly from my research on wolves. And I it makes sense, because they don't want to lay somewhere that smells like someone else, and two because well, grass blades poking at you can be uncomfortable. The genetic memory of animals have always amazed and inspired me.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jun 12
Grass blades are no fun. Genetic memory is very interesting indeed.