Why Dog Do This..?

@patnopy (721)
Philippines
March 10, 2013 3:47am CST
hello my fellow mylotters and friends i just want to find out why dog keep round and round in a round rug before they lay down and fall sleep any one know :D
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@toniganzon (35038)
• Philippines
10 Mar 13
They're trying to be familiar with it sensing if there's any danger before laying themselves to sleep. It's like smelling if it already belongs to somebody else's. Like when they mark their territory they try to smell it if a previous dog had peed on it. It's their nature.
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@patnopy (721)
• Philippines
10 Mar 13
yes it is their nature in the way that if ever someone already take their territory, and still assuring that rug is their own rag that where he use to lay down
@jenny1015 (13395)
• Philippines
10 Mar 13
I think that dogs would sometime run after their tails thinking that is is another dog or creature! I've seen our dogs do the same.
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@patnopy (721)
• Philippines
10 Mar 13
yes as same as my friends talk about that too..!
@owlwings (37465)
• Cambridge, England
10 Mar 13
It is because, in the wild, dogs (or wolves, their ancestors) would find a dry grassy or leafy place to sleep and would make a 'nest' by turning round several times to flatten the grass or leaves and arrange them to be more comfortable.
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@patnopy (721)
• Philippines
10 Mar 13
oh what a great view as sometimes my dogs arrange the rug while rounding the round rug :D
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• Philippines
10 Mar 13
In my own opinion, I think they're just want to play around before going to sleep. You know, dogs like playing and exerting their energy before going to sleep.
@patnopy (721)
• Philippines
10 Mar 13
yes maybe right as the rug they going to sleep is a round rug too :D
@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
10 Mar 13
Owlwings reply is bang on..inherent traits, tromping down the bed, whilst checking the direction of the prevaling winds, finally resting in the position of nose in direction of the wind, so they will catch the scent of Possible predators in the wind/breeze!
@patnopy (721)
• Philippines
10 Mar 13
maybe right as the nose of my dog always pointing to our door :D
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@patnopy (721)
• Philippines
10 Mar 13
what i mean is acting like the same :P
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• Canada
10 Mar 13
To be very honest with you..."the more I get to know my dog, the less I like people!" I am sorry, I do not teach tricks to dogs...I like to learn from them, and how they handle situations! My dog...even tho' I put his supper bowl, down, then I make my supper. He will NOT eat, until I am eating...then he happily devours his supper. I did not treat him to do this...just good manners, I guess...LOL!
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
11 Mar 13
Owlings is correct. It is a leftover instinct that dogs have from being in the wild. They used to go in a circle to press down grass or weeds before lying down.
@patnopy (721)
• Philippines
11 Mar 13
lying their ancient wolf LOL thanks for the response
@patnopy (721)
• Philippines
11 Mar 13
lol what i mean following their ancestor wolf
• Philippines
13 Mar 13
lol. they are marking there territory and making sure there is no other smell aside from humans. they are so smart.
@patnopy (721)
• Philippines
13 Mar 13
piscesix08 maybe it is like that but i am agree that dog are really smart
• India
11 Mar 13
maybe they investigate the place first so that they can feel comfortable
@patnopy (721)
• Philippines
11 Mar 13
yes maybe and never lay down in go to sleep until they not meet that
• Philippines
11 Mar 13
My dog usual does that too. I get the feeling the reason they usually do that because they are looking for warmth
@patnopy (721)
• Philippines
11 Mar 13
maybe yes but rug is already warm
@sjlskl (3385)
• Singapore
10 Mar 13
Maybe they want to smell the area to ensure that this is their "area" before they proceed to lay down and sleep.
@patnopy (721)
• Philippines
10 Mar 13
yes right and thanks for the response
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
17 Apr 13
yes,i also noticed that to my dog before she lay in our bed,she always keep round and round before they lay down,i think they find the position that will make them more comfortable to lay down and to the position to sleep.
@Pegasus72 (1904)
10 Apr 13
I have no idea but they do this when they poop too.