Share this Story

25 Random dog behaviors explained

Jana Randall is a busy mother, loving wife, and active career woman from Arizona. In her free time, Jana writes to cover topics on home, living, and pets, while also working full time and blogging. As interests, Jana enjoys reading, wr...

Fido's quirks

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.

Circling before lying down

Fido's quirks

Image source: aliceechen

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.

Previous: Scratching floor before sleeping | Jump to: Head out the window
| Up next: Pet me, please >>

11 of 25
New in Pets & Animals

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started