Rolling behavior is common. It is a way of getting rid of any sort of uncomfortable or itchy debris that might be stuck to the dog’s back, such as dirt, pine sap, and bird droppings. Blades of grass can function like a comb or bristles on a brush and some dogs used them to brush away loose fur clumps. If there is a certain specific smell that the dog has detected of their predatory species, they like to roll in it.
It will help to disguise their scent from their prey. There are times that the dog is conveying a message to another member of the pack. Sometimes the dog just likes the feel of the grass and scratch his back and soak up the warmth of the sun.
When the dog is relaxed, it will roll from side to side, legs kicking up in the air. This means the dog is happy
emotionally and mentally.
After you give the dog a bath, all it wants to do is roll in the grass and get rid of every unwanted smell.
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