Our little Sadie Mae just start this wanting to know what she is doing. Everytime she takes a poo she acts likes she step in it our something she will kick her back feet against the lawn. Sometimes she will do this for a good two to three minutes sometimes she is so funny we can't help but laugh. My hubby keeps asking if she can't get her motorcycle kick started. Would any of you know what she is doing or even what would cause her to do this. I only seen one other dog do this when I was a kid. A very long time ago. This doesn't worry me just want to try to figure out why she does it. Thank you for your help.
Lots of dogs do this, I've had two that did it, and seen far far more. I have no idea what the official name for it is, I think it's just another way some dogs mark their territory, only without the urination.
Females do it just as much as males, thats one of the biggest "myths" out there. The breeder we got Mia from (my Male dog) told me a long story on how her females lift their legs to mark MORE then her males do.
It is an instinctive way of marking territory in a way that will spread the smell over a broader area. 2 of my female dogs do it. One of them actually does lift her leg and urinate on assorted doggie signposts in the neighborhood. She even "watered" the plants in the vet's office on one of her younger, less well-behaved days. One of the vet techs said, "Oh, he's ok. That happens a lot with male dogs." He didn't believe me that it was a female dog until he looked for himself, lol.
Yeah no harm being done at all. Only thing she made the neighbor across the street nearly run into a park car along side the street watching her do her little I got icky poo on my foot dance. Better watch out may get ticket for causing an accident with my doggie.