Bark n Wag 15 Minute Vet Talk

Why do dogs scratch the ground s after going to the bathroom with behaviorist Kersti Nieto

May 14, 2018

Dogs of both sexes commonly scratch or scrape the ground with their hind paws immediately after defecating. Some dogs also perform this action after urinating. This is a normal behavior -- it's your dog's way of leaving a scent and visual message to other hounds that might pass by later.

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