The mystery of why dogs circle before lying down. Delve into the fascinating world of canine behavior and instincts.
Dogs' circling behavior harkens back to their wild ancestors who would create a comfortable and safe sleeping spot.
Dogs' territorial instincts. Circling helps them create a familiar scent and mark their territory before settling down.
Circling can fluff up bedding or grass, creating a more comfortable and supportive resting spot for dogs.
Circling behavior might help dogs find the optimal temperature for resting, whether to stay warm or cool down.
The theory that circling allowed dogs' ancestors to flatten down grass or vegetation, making it easier to detect potential threats.
Circling can serve as a ritual that helps dogs relax their muscles and prepare for a comfortable sleep.