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Old 01-12-2014, 02:17 PM
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I heard about this yesterday. I remember walking my dad's dog and he faced north, but that was in the 1970s.

If there is a group that might have a dog and a compass (or at least know magnetic north); this might be the group.
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Pretty likely since their azz is pointing south
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I never though about that,, cool idea,

so if you find dog scat,, the the top end of the turd always points North ?

thanks for this valuable post... seriously

I just knew if I read these SB post long enough I would learn something new...
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It's the opposite when south of the equator.....much like the toilets down below the equator, South American dogs go the other direction.
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I had an uncle that used to do that.
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No, at least mine don't.

I know one of my dogs stepped in the others pile once and went just about crazy trying to wipe it off her foot in the grass. I laughed so hard I cried.
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Never heard of this-will have to watch and see!
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My toilet is situated so that I face north when I take an obama. Just thought I'd share...
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Ancient mystery finally solved.......
http://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...d.php?t=334524
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My dog most often faces south when doing his business. I think two reasons contribute: 1) the yard has a downward slope toward the south so when he squats his rear legs, his body is balanced, 2) there are two unfriendly dogs 3 yards down and this allows him to keep an eye out in that direction when most vulnerable.
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I never thought about it before it was posted last week. So, I paid attention for a few days - nope the bulldog doesn't care what direction she is pointing.
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how about this home grown theory:
they tend to face into the prevailing wind. they sniff the air for possible threats to their current situation.
mine goes out, makes at least a couple of complete turns, looking and sniffing the air. then she faces into the wind to do her business. this is the only 'animal instinct' reason i can think of.
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I heard about it too and had to check with this dog. She lines up north-south or south-north. I was actually quite surprised.
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I heard about this yesterday. I remember walking my dad's dog and he faced north, but that was in the 1970s.

If there is a group that might have a dog and a compass (or at least know magnetic north); this might be the group.
"When dogs take a dump"

Why is the phrase take or takes a dump?
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My dogs do their business in my fenced in back yard. They face multiple directions when they go. My yard is also flat as a pancake so that is not a consideration. My dogs will do a circle before they go as an instinct to make sure the area is safe. I never paid attention to how they point with regards to the wind. Hope it helps.
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What's the deal with kicking up the dirt with their hind leggs when they are done?
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What's the deal with kicking up the dirt with their hind leggs when they are done?
That's to spread their scent to mark their territory.
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My dog faces into the wind. Based on the way my house smelled that time he dropped a deuce on my rug I think he does it so he doesn hafta smell it.
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"When dogs take a dump"

Why is the phrase take or takes a dump?
when clearly they are LEAVING one.
I dunno
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No, they don't.

I consider myself an expert on dog excrement as I clean up, on average, 40 piles of dog **** a day. They face whatever direction they were facing when it shoots out, usually. Some of the little *******s walk it across the entire floor, and some of the, insist on ****ting on the walls.
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