Does this photo look familiar – your dog going through the crazy motion of scratching at your blankets or couch before they lie down?
Has your dog torn apart their foam beds or mats from all that digging and turning around and around in circles before they can take a nap?
Why do dogs do this and can they be stopped? Find out in this week’s episode of Raising Your Paws podcast.
Full Show Notes
I promised you that I’d tell you why I knew my cat Willie would protect my apartment and get physical with any intruder that dared to enter the house. In this episode, I’ll tell you the story of why Willie’s nickname was “Killer Cat.”
Next, did you know that your dog can recognize your different facial expressions and that someday you may be hearing what your pets actually say, though using artificial intelligence? My guest today, is Richard Louv, a nature journalist and author of the book, “Our Wild Calling: How connecting with animals can transform our lives – and Save theirs.” Along with other new, startling, scientific discoveries about our relationship with our pets and other wild animals, he makes the point through many fun and fascinating stories, that the connection we have with non-human creatures affects our wellbeing and mental health in deeper ways than we may be aware.
Then, do you wonder why your dog turns in circles while digging at the carpet or its doggy bed before lying down to sleep? This photo of a wolf, offers a clue to the answer.
Additional Resources for the Show.
Source for story about dogs turning in circles: “The Secret Lives of Dogs” by Jana Murphy and the Editors of Pets, Part of the Family.
Fictional excerpt from book ”Walking in Circles before Lying Down,” by Merrill Markoe.