Why do dogs walk around in a circle before lying down?

I just thought it was an odd habit for dogs to do.  

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NachoMahma6 years ago
.  Please learn to use a search engine (Google is a good choice) and stop spewing your questions (few of which have anything to do with DIY).
Quest for Questions (author)  NachoMahma6 years ago
I'm sorry, I'm just trying to beat the record of asked questions on Instructables (by the way, do you now who's the person with the most questions?)
Extremely rude to the rest of us, who want to be able to see and address the serious questions rather than having those buried under your pile created just to run up the total. I'm tempted to start flagging these as Inappropriate. Unfortunately the Knex Blocker script, as currently written, doesn't work to suppress them from appearing on the Answers page.

Um...but this isn't innapropriate...he has a right to be curious.

I'm sorry
P.S. I also like hearing the different answers .
Dogs walk in circles before lying down to sleep to create a magnetic vortex that will stop them from floating away while they sleep.
HA HA HA ! I'm sorry I can't chose you as best answer 'cause It'll sound like I believe you but that still was funny HA Ha ha...
P.S. I'm only good at random facts and nobody asks those questions, I'm the only one.
I'd like to but people only talk about americain technologie and in France, all the words are different! Plus that, most of the questions I answer already have a best answer.
P.P.S. My name is being changed to Quest for Questions so that should explain it a bit
I think a better goal would be to have the best answer to the more questions than anyone else. By asking a lot of questions that can easily be found via google, you're going to end up being largely ignored.
acidbass6 years ago
it is because they want to step on all of the grass and make mini crop circles so aliens will not abduct them please use google for these ridiculous questions
Actually, that's close.

Circling *does* flatten the grass so when they lie down there aren't so many sharp little ends poking into their skin.

Whether that's _really_ why they do it is hard to prove; the dog can't exactly explain itself. But it seems to be the most-accepted theory.

yeah i thought that was the most widely known answer