Why Does My Dog Do This?…5 Odd Dog Behaviors Defined

It’s no secret that dogs and humans often exhibit very different behavioural habits.

After all, if you walked around sniffing others people’s butts in an attempt to get to know them, you might be sent in for a mental evaluation.

Yet, some of these odd behaviours—like sniffing butts or rolling around in stinky things—are very important behaviours for dogs.

And today, I thought it would be fun to turn the tables and take a deep dive into 5 things—odd behaviors—that we humans don’t understand about dogs.

Want to know why your dog feels the need to eat poop or smell everything in sight? Keep reading to find out…

Odd Behavior #1: Why does my dog feel the need to smell everything?


Your dog’s primary sense is his sense of smell.

In fact, according to Purina.com

“The area of the canine brain that is devoted to analyzing scent is 40 times greater than that of the human and dogs can identify smells at least 1,000 times better than we can! The dog’s superior sense of smell comes from 220 million olfactory receptors in its nose. Compared to the human’s paltry 5 million, it’s no wonder smell is considered to be the dog’s primary sense.