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Old 08-30-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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grose question here..my mixed dog goes around in circles and squirms about for a good 10 minutes or more just to go poop. what gives? i let my other dog out he runs ,goes, comes back in. the mix takes forever. dont understand. does he need a magazine? softer toilet tissue? prunes?
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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grose question here..my mixed dog goes around in circles and squirms about for a good 10 minutes or more just to go poop. what gives? i let my other dog out he runs ,goes, comes back in. the mix takes forever. dont understand. does he need a magazine? softer toilet tissue? prunes?
dogs are like people, each of us have our own personal identities, and idiosycracies....I have a Bichon who does the very same thing....the going around in 20 circles or more before he squats...

ask you vet about it, if you feel he is straining....?
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:10 AM
 
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she says as long as hes going. there has to be reason though. dogs are odd.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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dogs are odd.
That IS the reason.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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she says as long as hes going. there has to be reason though. dogs are odd.
Definately! Mine doesn't turn circles when pooping, but he does dig and bark in front of his dish before eating.... so weird.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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Dazzle my Silken windhound ( a sight hound) has to race back and forh full speed about 10 times before he can poop so if I see him doing that at the dog park it is time to keep an eye on him.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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I'm in the process of training Artie to poop in the back yard. He used to poop in our previous back yard only in emergency situations (for him). But this new house is on a hill and, come winter, I won't be able to walk him. So I need for him to only poop in our yard.

What I've seen in the yard that he doesn't do while on walks is this: when he's ready to go, he paces in an area (of about 20 or so feet) for a bit, then circles for a bit, then paces a bit more, circles some more, and then finally poops.

You know how it is with dogs... they need to find the perfect toilet. It's not THIS blade of grass, it's THAT blade of grass!

I think your dog is perfectly normal. Normal by Artie's standards, for sure.

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Old 08-30-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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grose question here..my mixed dog goes around in circles and squirms about for a good 10 minutes or more just to go poop. what gives? i let my other dog out he runs ,goes, comes back in. the mix takes forever. dont understand. does he need a magazine? softer toilet tissue? prunes?
We call it poo dancing.
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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We call it poo dancing.
LOL

it may be something passed down through the genes, from the wolf pac...because they also circle before they lay down, and that is b/c they are trying to lay in the direction the wind is blowing toward them, so they can detect preditors...?
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:17 PM
 
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it may be something passed down through the genes, from the wolf pac...because they also circle before they lay down, and that is b/c they are trying to lay in the direction the wind is blowing toward them, so they can detect preditors...?
Interesting!!!! Artie circles before he lies down most of the time. Silly boy, though -- he does it in the house, where there's no wind. Funny monkey.
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