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Kicking grass
« on: February 28, 2011, 09:45:55 AM »
I swear George could get a job with the NFL to be a kicker! Last night I let him out at 1 am  :brood: , he proceeds to pee and poo...after he poos he starts kicking like a mad man! I swear he kicked chunks of grass 25 feet!  :laugh4: 

Sometimes when he hears something outside he will bark and then kick like he's some big tough man!  ::)

Why do they do that? Is it only males? I've never seen any of my girls do it.
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Re: Kicking grass
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 09:58:42 AM »
I have seen Daisy do it, Lucky and Star do it more often though.  I think I have heard it is a territorial thing, maybe marking  ???

Star was doing it when he was "playing" with my friend's cat, Star will do it when he barks too, maybe the flying stuff makes them look big and bad  :laugh4:
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Re: Kicking grass
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 10:13:48 AM »
I think it's an "I wanna be the alpha/tough dog" think.  Our boy Bob does it but Tyson won't. 
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Re: Kicking grass
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 11:36:40 AM »
Ollie is my grass kicker...
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Re: Kicking grass
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 12:54:03 PM »
I heard it was like a cat covering up their poop..Not sure but Tequila does this once in a while...
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Re: Kicking grass
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011, 12:56:45 PM »
Peanut does it occasionally.  I think its to "cover" the poo up
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Re: Kicking grass
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 01:06:03 PM »
It's marking with scent glands in the feet. If Otis is all out of tinkle he will kick like a bull :mad:
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Re: Kicking grass
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 02:23:40 PM »
Tequila only does this when she poops and not all the time
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Re: Kicking grass
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2011, 02:55:49 PM »
All of mine do it, males and females, which leads me to think it is a marking issue.  Walker can sure tear up the grass when he does it with his giant feet!
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Re: Kicking grass
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011, 03:25:13 PM »
Titan did it and Edy does it . I was told it is another type of marking .
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Re: Kicking grass
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2011, 11:19:33 PM »
They are making sure that their sent get spread around as much as possible.

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Re: Kicking grass
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2011, 01:13:16 PM »
It has to be a marking thing.  When we visited our son's dog in Houston last fall Cowboy did a LOT of kicking and so did Onyx.  (Hogan was too young to care I think!) Nathan said Cowboy was a kicker but did it a LOT more when my dogs were there.  Both mine do it at home and especially after a good bark at the neighbors dogs when they first come out.
We just consider it in home yard aereating!   :laugh4:
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Re: Kicking grass
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2011, 01:18:18 PM »
I've seen Rubi do it, but it's been a really long time - matter of fact, cant think of the last time she did it.

Grady has just started doing this at training classes. When we get there, I take him to the side of the building to do his business. He used to just pee, poo and move along his way. Now, suddenly, he started kicking up grass like a mad man. Even walks as he kicks, which is so funny.....but not funny when he's kicking while you're bent down trying to pick up the poo and get a wad of dirt in the face! :brood: I usually tell him "enough" and he stops. I dont want him thinking that this is "his area" as many dogs go there to do their business. Not sure why he just started this in the past month or so, with as many times he's been there. I've seen him do it in the yard before, but he's crazy over doing it at class now.

It's definitely a marking thing. There are scent glands in the bottom of their feet and as they kick, they are spreading their scent around the area.
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