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Thread: Dogs Poop on North/South Axis

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    Dogs Poop on North/South Axis

    "Ever wonder why dogs need to get themselves into just the right position to do their business? As it turns out, dogs align their body axis according to Earth's magnetic field when they squat to poop—a behavior that changes when the magnetic field is unstable. But why do they do it?

    The results of this recently published paper from Frontiers in Zoology sound goofy, but the takeaway is all in the title, "Dogs are sensitive to small variations of the Earth's magnetic field." The researchers measured the direction of the body axis of 70 different dogs while they were off-leash during 1,893 acts of defecation and 5,582 acts of urination over a two-year period. They found that, under calm magnetic field conditions, dogs prefer to orient their bodies along the North-South axis when they poop. However, this behavior did not occur during unstable magnetic field conditions, and the best predictor for this change of behavior was the rate of change of magnetic declination.

    This means that the dogs are responding to changes in the polarity of the magnetic field rather than changes in intensity. It's that change in behavior that has the authors of this paper particularly excited, since it's the first time, according to the paper, that magnetic sensitivity has been proven in dogs and that a predictable behavioral reaction from natural magnetic field fluctuations has been unambiguously observed in mammals".

    http://io9.com/dogs-align-their-bodi...n-t-1493457072
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    I've watched my dog ****, the only thing "aligned" is his ass to my lawn. If anything he ****s more East/West.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NY8123 View Post
    I've watched my dog ****, the only thing "aligned" is his ass to my lawn. If anything he ****s more East/West.
    Yep - Zonk ****s everywhere in the yard, facing any direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpus View Post
    Yep - Zonk ****s everywhere in the yard, facing any direction.
    Since reading this I have paid attention to my dog, there is zero correlation between direction and ****ting lol. Even Shouright couldn't deny this! There is however a direct correlation to the color of his **** and the toy he chewed apart the night before, it looks like a rainbow out there!
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    My female dog always pooped and pissed outside with her nose in the wind. 4-5 times a day for 12 years. More importantly, they look for "fresh" ground. That magnetic field theory is bunk.
    Spend 5 minutes at a dog park and draw your own conclusions.
    I wonder how many millions were wasted doing this "research"?
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    So not true
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