How Fido Keeps in Alignment
January 4, 2014 4:00 PM Subscribe
If you've ever wondered why your dog dances back and forth before it squats and drops, now we know. A recent study
in the journal "Frontiers In Zoology" has found that dogs align with north-south magnetic fields while pooping.
"The researchers found that dogs prefer to point along the north-south axis when they do their business – as long as the magnetic field is stable. When the magnetic field shifts – say, because of an oncoming solar storm – it becomes more difficult to see the pattern.