Does your dog have some weird and unusual habits? Perhaps you’re wondering why your dog just has to sniff the bum of another dog. Maybe your dog mounts objects, humans, or other dogs. Whatever quirky dog habit your dog has, today we’re going to explain the quirky habits of dogs to help you better understand why your canine friend behaves so weirdly.
Why do dogs sniff each other’s bums?
Since most dogs have a sense of smell that’s way better than the average human being, they can smell things that we cannot. As an example, human beings will smell someone cooking a roast from far away but your dog will smell every individual ingredient of that roast from far away. They just have a keen sense of smell that’s anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 more sensitive than human’s noses.
Your dog sniffs another dog’s bum to get information about the other dog. When your dog goes to sniff that other dog’s bum, they’re learning whether the dog is a boy or a girl, what type of nutrition they have, and whether or not the dog is healthy. So, you can rest easier knowing that your dog is simply sniffing another dog’s bum to learn more about their fellow canine friends.
Why do dogs bury their food?
While digging holes in the backyard annoys humans to no end, it’s a popular habit among dogs. They like to bury their food and will often time dig huge holes in your backyard just to bury their favorite bone. Indoor dogs may try to bury their treats or other favorite items in the couch cushions, as they don’t get outside as often as a dog that predominantly lives outdoors.
One of the simplest reasons a dog buries its food or favorite treats is to save it for later. They might want to make sure they have a special treat for later in-between mealtime when they’re hungry. Another reason why dogs may have this quirky habit is to hide their favorite treats from other pets in the home.
Why do dogs lick faces?
We usually love it when our canine friend comes over and gives us a “kiss” on the face by licking us, but why do dogs lick faces? Dogs who lick other animals and human beings face are often saying that they’re not a threat to the other person or animal. This is part of a dog’s normal body language and communication skills.
While licking faces of other animals and humans can be a form of communication, it can become a quirky habit that they can’t stop doing. If your dog tends to lick too much or is often licking themselves, try to give them a new toy to play with as this can become an obsessive disorder quickly.
Why do dogs chase their tail?
Sometimes we look at our dogs and think they just have the best life. They’re happy just chasing their own tail and running around the yard. While this does look like your dog is just a happy go lucky canine from afar, the truth is that dogs can get obsessive about chasing their tails.
When this entertaining quirky habit becomes over obsessive, such as they can’t seem to focus at all and continuously chase their tail, it’s time to redirect them to a new habit. Tail chasing can lead to your dog chewing its tail and developing other unhealthy habits that will need quick attention.
These are just some of the quirkiest dog habits that people often ask about when they start watching their dog’s daily behaviors. We hope that we have shed some light on the top quirky habits of dogs and why they do such things so that you can better understand your canine buddy.