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Why Dogs Spin Before They Poop

The reason dogs spin before pooping is influenced by Earth's magnetic field, as well as hygiene and territorial instincts that dogs had in the wild.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Some animals are able to sense and feel the Earth's magnetic fields. 01:04

  2. Researchers have found that many dogs prefer to poop facing North to South. 01:41

Written by Curiosity Staff February 3, 2015