Dogs Rolling in the Grass

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    Melody Well-Known Member

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    Misha has this odd behavior that I've never seen in other dogs. She loves to roll in the grass. That is not the odd part. The odd part is that she loves rubbing her head in it first. Then, she almost does a somersault to get on her back to get to the grass.

    If you have grass on your shoes, she'll do everything she can to get her head to your shoes so that she can rub it on them. She does the same thing if someone drops grass on the floor. It's as if she can't get enough of it.

    Does anyone else's dog do this? I haven't quite figured it out.
     
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    Jessi Well-Known Member

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    Haha, nope! He does like to roll around on his back in the grass (or carpet) so I usually just assume he's scratching his back. He's not obsessed with putting his head in it, though, or smelling it on people's shoes.
     
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    There are no grass here anymore so our dog just roll on a cemented floor. ;)
    Yes our dog like to roll in the floor and he seems to be enjoying it a lot. It was not his habit but we could observed that there are days that he just like to roll.
     
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    I've heard of dogs who like to roll in poop, so I'm glad she doesn't do that! The only thing I can think of is that she likes the smell on her head.

    It's really funny after my nephew mows the lawn. He'll try to sit with his feet under the kitchen table. My little obsessed dog will do anything to get to his shoes.
     
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    Maybe she loves the scent of the grass... or she's trying to take a scent off her. Are there particular instances that she does this more intently than others? My dog will do the zoomies and roll on her couch for a very long time once she's taken a bath (even after being all dried up).

    One of the common scenarios I've read about is rolling on dead animals. Dogs do this to either mask their scent or claim this prey as their own since it will have their scent on it. She might be claiming the grass ^^.
     
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    Homer acts exactly like Misha, he loves to roll in the grass too and he always rubs his head in it first. I find it very cute, I love when he is doing it... and he does it every morning. It always makes me laugh.
    I think that they just want to scratch their heads:)
     
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    I am glad that she isn't the only one who does this. Though a couple of weeks ago, she decided she really wanted bird poop on her head. Not a pretty picture!

    Last week, she did it to my Mom. She jumped up on my Mom's lap. I don't know what she had on her clothes but all of a sudden Misha very deliberately started to rub her head all over it. It was hilarious to see her do it up on someone's lap.
     
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    Bird poop?:eek: I wonder why she did this. Fortunately, Homer has never rolled in anything really gross. Usually, he chooses grass, dry soil or our carpet.
    I'm sure that it looked very funny when she jumped on your Mom. Dogs always know how to make us laugh, don't they?:D
     
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    Stefano rolls in the grass too but it just looks like he's relaxing. The weirdest thing he does is attack the weed trimmer. When I have the weed trimmer turned on and I'm trimming the weeds and grass from the driveway, the dog will attack the weed trimmer and try to bite it , even though he could get injured by the trimming line.
    It makes a buzzing noise, so maybe he thinks the weed trimmer is alive and growling at him.
     
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    Claudine, I think it might be to get the smell on her. I've heard of other dog owners saying their dogs roll in dog poop. What's more gross than that? Now I have to watch the bird poop in the yard and hose it off before she decides to wear it. Sigh...

    ACSAPA, Misha rolls for pleasure too. I think it must feel good on their back. The head roll she does is different and it is as if she is deliberately trying to get the smell on her head. Crazy dog.
     
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    Lol, dogs definitely like different scents than people. When we are walking in the park, Homer always sniffs the dirtiest benches there. And he seems to really enjoy it:eek:
     
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