You and your dog may have different ideas about what smells good. Your dog may find something wonderful. It might smell wonderful to your dog, but it is yucky to you. It’s also vice versa.
Why Does My Dog Roll in Poop?
Here are some theories
The scents in dog shampoo are a great example of something that is pleasant to you, but unpleasant to your dog. While you may find their scent pleasant, many dogs don’t like it. Dogs don’t like the smell of feces and urine.
Do you remember seeing your dog pooping on the floor? This behavior is very common and quite natural, despite what you may think. Many believe that it is instinctual behavior. This behavior is reminiscent of when dogs’ wild ancestors used to mask their scents to sneak up on prey. For example, wolves have been seen rolling in carcasses of animals or droppings from plant-eating creatures to mask their scent during hunts.
Another theory is that wild dogs might have used smelly objects to tell their pack mates about their adventures and where they were. He’s saying it to say, “Hey! Smell where I’ve gone!”
What can you do to change this behavior?
It is important to remember that dogs are naturally inclined to roll around in soiled things, regardless of how unpleasant the results might be for you or your nose. However, this doesn’t mean you have to live with an unpleasant dog. You don’t have to punish the behavior but there are ways you can discourage it.
You should immediately pick up after your dog if he is found in his own feces. To prevent your dog from rolling in other dogs’ poo or any other unpleasant smells, you should keep him on a leash when you are out walking him. You can pair an unpleasant experience with your dog’s behavior to discourage him from rolling in offensively odorous substances. You can either spray him with water or use a citronella spray collar, which can be controlled remotely. Dogs hate citronella’s smell. This method should be used as soon as your dog starts to roll.
You can also make your dog mad by making loud or sudden noises. It is important to be consistent with your dog and to begin the “annoyance” when he begins to roll in something smelly. This will likely stop if he begins to associate the unpleasant experience with rolling in smelly stuff. You can now breathe easily.