Why Do Dogs Turn in Circles before Lying down?

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Dogs turn in circles before lying down so as to orient their bodies to a tight curled posture as they lie down. There is also a myth that says it is an evolutionary behaviour where it was necessary for them to trample down vegetation by circling. Some say that it is because dogs like to sleep with their noses to the wind.
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There are several theories on why dogs will circle a few times before laying down. One theory is it has to do with instincts that dates back to wolves,another theory is they are packing
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It is instinct, genetics as well as finding a comfortable position. Wolves, which are the domesticated dog's genetic relative will often dig in the earth and then circle before laying
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No one will ever know
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Dogs turn around several times in a circle before lying
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