Dogs can be really weird sometimes. That’s a part of their appeal. They can do cute things that are totally unpredictable. The following story talks about one pattern of behavior that’s shared among a few dogs. It has something to do with answering the call of nature, and it’s really weird.
Most dogs can be potty-trained well. That’s a necessity and a huge quality of life improvement because you won’t have to pick up feces from all over the house.
Jerry is a great example of a potty trained dog. However, whenever he goes to do the deed, there’s something else involved. Jerry dances before relieving himself. The owners compare it to something like a Samba dance. It’s not something bad since he still takes a dump at the right place. It’s just something very odd, and the owners suspect that something is causing their dog to behave that way.
Another dog named Woody also has an odd way of peeing. Whenever Woody is out for a walk with his owner, and he decides to pee, he would do a handstand first. It’s an intriguing display. Is there are a reason behind the specific pose?
Both Woody and Jerry’s owners recall how their dogs developed those habits. It wasn’t something the dogs actively did when they were young. It’s now stuck to them as a habit.
A few animal experts gave their opinions regarding Woody and Jerry’s case. Regarding the handstand before urinating, it’s actually a common stunt dog pull off. The larger surface area of pee indicates a larger dog. It’s a trick to make the dog look bigger when marking their territory. One could even say it’s a display of confidence or a “flex” for that matter.
For Jerry’s dance case, it’s simply a harmless habit that was positively reinforced. Dogs learn a lot of things, and when certain behaviors are not corrected, they tend to repeat. Fortunately, both Jerry and Woody don’t need any reforming when it comes to their shenanigans because they are harmless.
Original story from SBS TV via YouTube.