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Posted: 1/8/2006 12:53:46 PM EDT
I hate to add yet another inane topic to this board but I'm at a loss to understand why my dog periodically rolls in shit. Is there any way to stop this behavior?

Bomber
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:00:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2006 1:00:36 PM EDT by XDBACKUPGUN]
None of my dogs rollin shit..........My dogs like to roll in dead fish.


I have no clue why they do it.


Easy way to stop them.......shoot them in the ass with a .22 loaded with some birdshot/snakeshot.



It will not penetrate but it will make them stop.....do not ask how I know!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:02:32 PM EDT
If you're caught doing this be fully prepared to have your dog seized and be fined or jailed for animal cruelty.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:05:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2006 1:07:19 PM EDT by XDBACKUPGUN]

Originally Posted By HeldHostage:
If you're caught doing this be fully prepared to have your dog seized and be fined or jailed for animal cruelty.






Oh settle the fuck down.

Did I ever say that I did this to my dogs......NO!
So instead of jumping on your high horse and jumping to conclusions......settle down!

Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:06:53 PM EDT
use a shock collar
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:08:36 PM EDT
To mask their scent
Theyll roll on dead animals too
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:09:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Inatree:
To mask their scent
Theyll roll on dead animals too



Are they doing it to mask their scent or to spread their scent?

Why would a dog want to mask their own scent?
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:09:57 PM EDT
Back to the original topic.....

They do it for the scent. Why they would want to smell like shit, I will never know, but it is for scent reasons. Usually it occurs when there is another dogs crap in their territory. Rarely, their own....
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:11:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PsyWarrior:
Back to the original topic.....

They do it for the scent. Why they would want to smell like shit, I will never know, but it is for scent reasons. Usually it occurs when there is another dogs crap in their territory. Rarely, their own....




Ok, so they roll in another dogs shit to mask their own scent....this makes no sense to me.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:12:24 PM EDT
To prove how tough they are.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:14:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By HeldHostage:
If you're caught doing this be fully prepared to have your dog seized and be fined or jailed for animal cruelty.






Oh settle the fuck down.

Did I ever say that I did this to my dogs......NO!
So instead of jumping on your high horse and jumping to conclusions......settle down!




Did I say you should be penalized for doing this to your dogs?? Nope.

Just stating the consequences to the aforementioned suggestion in case he thought *maybe* that'd be a good idea.

Stop assuming you know what I'm thinkin and getting your panties in a twist.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:14:40 PM EDT
I am of two minds on this question:

1) The dog is rolling on the shit in an attempt to mask the [shit] scent of the challenging dog, which it sees as an interloper.

2) It actually *wants* to pick up the shit scent. Why? To buy time. For a while, your dog's scent (to other dogs who see/smell it) includes the scent of the interloping animal. Other dogs will think it's your dog (kind of like assuming an identity, like in Face/Off).
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:15:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By Inatree:
To mask their scent
Theyll roll on dead animals too



Are they doing it to mask their scent or to spread their scent?

Why would a dog want to mask their own scent?



Mine does it when he is hunting, Ive seen him roll on just about everything that smells.
Ive seen coyotes do it too.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:19:08 PM EDT
Its a predatory instinct. If a dog, yote, wolf etc doesn't smell like itself (a predator) it can sneak up on its prey a lot easier.

Also, some dogs do it after getting a bath because the perfume in some soaps smells shitty to them.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:21:01 PM EDT
Stop feeding your dog. No food= no shit. No shit= nothing to roll in. It's all common sense.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:25:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HeldHostage:

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By HeldHostage:
If you're caught doing this be fully prepared to have your dog seized and be fined or jailed for animal cruelty.






Oh settle the fuck down.

Did I ever say that I did this to my dogs......NO!
So instead of jumping on your high horse and jumping to conclusions......settle down!




Did I say you should be penalized for doing this to your dogs?? Nope.

Just stating the consequences to the aforementioned suggestion in case he thought *maybe* that'd be a good idea.

Stop assuming you know what I'm thinkin and getting your panties in a twist.




OK guys, settle down or get a room. I'm not stupid enough to think he was serious.

I always thought it was to mask their odor but why shit . Anyway, I wish it there was an easy way to stop it.

Bomber
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:28:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thebomber:

OK guys, settle down or get a room. I'm not stupid enough to think he was serious.

I always thought it was to mask their odor but why shit . Anyway, I wish it there was an easy way to stop it.

Bomber



Lordy I'd hope not!!

I wouldn't guess it's always poop.. seen enough of 'em eat it and more of 'em roll in mud than poop.

You could try pooper scooping more regularly to keep them out of the poop.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:29:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HeldHostage:
If you're caught doing this be fully prepared to have your dog seized and be fined or jailed for animal cruelty.



Why would they arrest and/or fine the dog for animal cruelty?
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:31:43 PM EDT
I tried to get him to stop, I kicked the livin shit out of him and threw rocks every time I caught him doing it but he never slowed down. I just got tired of getting on to him so now he is never allowed in the house or in the front of my truck. He seems to be okay with that.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:32:22 PM EDT
why do human hunters try to mask their scent, or use scent killing clothing or sprays?

Same thing with dogs. Even though they know the food bowl will always be there, they can't fight their predatory instincts.

When deer hunters start rolling in offal, though, we have a problem.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:32:26 PM EDT
To get rid of your (human) smell.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:32:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:42:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HeldHostage:

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By HeldHostage:
If you're caught doing this be fully prepared to have your dog seized and be fined or jailed for animal cruelty.






Oh settle the fuck down.

Did I ever say that I did this to my dogs......NO!
So instead of jumping on your high horse and jumping to conclusions......settle down!




Did I say you should be penalized for doing this to your dogs?? Nope.

Just stating the consequences to the aforementioned suggestion in case he thought *maybe* that'd be a good idea.

Stop assuming you know what I'm thinkin and getting your panties in a twist.





Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:44:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thebomber:
I hate to add yet another inane topic to this board but I'm at a loss to understand why my dog periodically rolls in shit. Is there any way to stop this behavior?

Bomber


Pick the poop up?
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:46:12 PM EDT
Perfume to them. Mine will occasionally roll in coon poop which is NASTY. They get an immediate bath and If I see them I will put a spritz of capsium on the offending poo. The next time they sniff, [and they always do before they roll] they get a surprise. They have rolled a lot less since I started doing that.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:47:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nightstalker:
To prove how tough they are.



They learned it from Chuck.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:52:14 PM EDT
They roll in it for the same reason they love to eat catshit fritters-------------they know it grosses us out...
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 2:21:41 PM EDT

Why do Dogs roll in poop?


Because prey has never had a turd sneak up on them and kill and eat them.

Dead fish has the same effect


GM
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 2:38:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 2:41:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nightstalker:
To prove how tough they are.



+1 I dare anyone to roll in some shit
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 3:47:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:

Why do Dogs roll in poop?


Because prey has never had a turd sneak up on them and kill and eat them.

Dead fish has the same effect


GM



+1 for the only serious answer in this thread.

I've heard the same thing. Same reasoning, but opposite technique of why cat's spend so much time cleaning themselves.
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