Your dog probably has a lot of weird behaviors. Learn why he does them and where he learned them with this list of 25 random dog behaviors explained.
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Circling before lying down
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Like scratching pre-sleep, dogs learned the habit of circling their sleeping pad from their ancestors. As a means to pat down grassy patches or dirt spots and to scare bugs away, dogs from the past would circle their sleeping space. Also, because they slept in a group with other doggies, dogs would sleep in a circle to protect themselves from the dangers of the outside world.