Do Dogs Go Potty in a Certain Direction?

July 16, 2019

Calling all dog owners! Ever noticed which way your pooch stands when they do their business? As with birds, canines are aware of Earth’s magnetic forces. In fact, they usually “go” in a certain direction to align magnetically north-south. Take a listen to Bob’s podcast—and then test it out with your dog!

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Dog Poops North-South

Looked it up on the internet and found several studies that back this up. I know need to test it out next time I dog sit my neighbors dog.

Poo=Dog direction

My dog goes in any direction and he mostly poos to the east as it is pasture ground so he has more room for his duty