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    Spinning WHILE pooping...why?

    Our dog spins WHILE she poops. I know a lot of dogs spin around BEFORE they poop, but she does it WHILE she poops. Wouldn't be a problem, but she often ends up stepping in it! Does anyone know WHY she would do this and also how to stop it????

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    Re: Spinning WHILE pooping...why?

    he he, i feel sorry for u. it must be getting quite messy. dogs generally spin just before pooping so as to find a comfortable spot. if ur dog is on a leash, once he starts doing his job, just hold the leash tight so that his movement is restricted, but make sure not to pull him. when he tries to move, just tighten the leash and gently say 'no!'. he'll get the idea soon, hopefully


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    Quote Originally Posted by doggy_dreamer View Post
    it must be getting quite messy. if ur dog is on a leash, once he starts doing his job, just hold the leash tight so that his movement is restricted, but make sure not to pull him.
    Actually most of the time she is actually pretty careful NOT to step in it but when she does....eeewwww....and she's NOT on a leash (she goes in our backyard) so that won't work...it's REALLY odd! LOL!

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    Re: Spinning WHILE pooping...why?

    Quote Originally Posted by howbout View Post
    Our dog spins WHILE she poops. I know a lot of dogs spin around BEFORE they poop, but she does it WHILE she poops. Wouldn't be a problem, but she often ends up stepping in it! Does anyone know WHY she would do this and also how to stop it????
    It sounds like to me she is constipated.. What are you feeding her?

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    Re: Spinning WHILE pooping...why?

    First off we need a definition of "spinning".

    If she's spinning rapidly in a effort to get away from her hind end, I'll go along with borzoimom; something is causing discomfort.

    If she's just walking in circles while she poops, thats normal for some dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borzoimom View Post
    It sounds like to me she is constipated.. What are you feeding her?
    She is absolutely not constipated - that is definitely not the problem. We feed her the Wellness brand. It's just a really odd thing she does....

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    Re: Spinning WHILE pooping...why?

    Quote Originally Posted by applesmom View Post
    First off we need a definition of "spinning".

    If she's spinning rapidly in a effort to get away from her hind end, I'll go along with borzoimom; something is causing discomfort.

    If she's just walking in circles while she poops, thats normal for some dogs.
    LOL>. REALLY??? Only time any of my dogs ever did was a dobie and did this when she was..

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    Blitz spins circles every time he poops. It's not constipation, it's just the norm for him! It's SOOO annoying though, especially when I need him to potty in a small area.
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    Re: Spinning WHILE pooping...why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaylie View Post
    Blitz spins circles every time he poops. It's not constipation, it's just the norm for him! It's SOOO annoying though, especially when I need him to potty in a small area.
    While I feel for you, I'm glad to hear Brandy isn't the only dog to do this! To answer the other posters - she is not in any discomfort, it's just what she does.

    Jaylie - does Blitz do that while in a crouch? Because what Brandy does is crouch and start to poop, then spin a bit, poop some more, spin...etc. All in one tight circle and while in her crouch, hence the sometimes stepping in it! It's so weird to watch and then of course you also have multiple small piles of poop LOL...........

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    Re: Spinning WHILE pooping...why?

    I'm totally convinced that they do that (mine don't spin, but walk around while pooping), to get one over on us! LOL Like "Hahaha, now look at all the different spots you have to scoop!"

    Ok, but seriously, I think it's more to do with helping "it" out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by britishbandit View Post
    Ok, but seriously, I think it's more to do with helping "it" out.
    Well, so far that makes the most sense...I'm learning from this board and other places she is not the only dog to do this so I guess I just have to learn to live with it!

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    Ella does it too if it makes ya feel any better. While she doesn't "spin" per se, she crouches, poops, takes a few steps forward, poops, few steps, poops LOL , I agree, it's frustrating to have to pick up five or six little poops instead of just one pile.

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    Re: Spinning WHILE pooping...why?

    Quote Originally Posted by britishbandit View Post
    Ok, but seriously, I think it's more to do with helping "it" out.
    Would that be centrifugal or centripetal force?

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    Re: Spinning WHILE pooping...why?

    You should make a vid and let us see it. lol


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    Re: Spinning WHILE pooping...why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Durbkat View Post
    You should make a vid and let us see it. lol
    Ewww! No thank you! haha

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    Ha ha, or make a vid and send it into America's Funniest Video's. lol


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