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Strange or Normal???

Hi my havanese has a strange ritual every time he goes poop!! He will run around like a mad man (That's just what I call it) it really looks like he is crazy. He will run for about 2 minutes then spin around in circles and squat to go poop. Is this normal? Also when he is outside he sniffs the grass when he finds an area he starts digging then he will rub his coat in the area. I don't know what this means.
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My pup Jasmine does the spin around, and she also rubs her face in the dirt sometimes. Beautiful coloring on your pup!
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Rango does the run around in a circle thing. First he runs back and forth several times then the circle. He has to be on leash so I thought it was just getting things warmed up -- if you know what I mean. LOL

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Yeah, that's the Havanese "potty dance".

When Kodi was younger, I had to get him a bigger litter box, because if he couldn't complete his WHOLE circle inside the litter box, he couldn't poop there!


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Gryff doesn't run around, but when he needs to go he'll start pacing back and forth (forever) before he finally decides to go.

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Cooper is a pacer and yes like Gryff seems to take forever LOL

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Pacer and spinner here, aren't I lucky!

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I think running around may be normal.mine also do it.got to find the right spot?lol?My Mobey boy when i was first training him to go outside would do the jump around circle happy dance -after- he went pee or poo?Also most all dogs i think if they find a sent they like or something they will roll in it?all 4 of mine do?its just a doggie thing?you might also see him do it to (roll on?) his favorite toys?oh and judging from my dogs they love to dig!and also roll init after.I have a sandy area for them to do that in(much cleaner then dirt?)lol?But also keep an eye on his poop?he could or might be constipated?
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Gryff will pee as soon as we get outside and I tell him to go potty. Poop is another matter completely.

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mine are "circlerers"

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