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WHY DOE'S MY DOG KEEP "KICKING UP"HIS BACK HEELS (FEET) AS...

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Question by JIM MURRAY
Submitted on 4/7/2004
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WHY DOE'S MY DOG KEEP "KICKING UP"HIS BACK HEELS (FEET) AS IF HE IS WIPEING OFF HIS BACK FEET.HE DO'SIT ON MY BED ON THE CARPET AND HAVE NOT NOTICED IF HE DO,S IT OUTSIDE.THANKYOU


Answer by Catherine
Submitted on 10/22/2004
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The dog is saying 'I've been here'. Dogs have sweat glands on their paw pads, and when they wipe their feet like that, they leave a scent behind. Outside, dogs tend to do that after they poop. A lot of people mistakenly think that the dogs are trying to cover the mess up, even though they sometimes do it on the other side of the yard. What the dog is doing is saying 'What you see AND smell is me'.

 

Answer by Shaniqua' James
Submitted on 12/2/2006
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Dogs have scent glands in the bottoms of their "feet" and when they kick their legs, this is a way of marking their territory and  letting other dogs know that he or she is the boss.

 

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