Do Dogs Bury Their Poop? The 3 Unexpected Reasons Dogs Kick After Pooping

You’ve probably seen your dog kick their back legs after pooping.

Many pet parents wonder if their dog is trying to – without success – bury their poop.

Sometimes, your dog might actually manage to fling some grass over it, but most of the time, the poop will still be out in the open.

Is your dog trying to bury their poop, and if so, why are they so terrible at it?

Why Dogs Kick Up Grass After Pooping

Both Matilda and Cow go into a kicking frenzy after pooping.

Just this morning, Cow kicked directly into her poop, getting it between her toes on her hind paws. This is the third time she’s managed to do it. Usually I can get her to move to the side before kicking. But if I’m not fast enough, I’ll end up having to wash off her poopy feet before letting her go

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