I have lived with many dogs in my life, from hounds to labradors and even terriers. All of them seem to have one thing in common – the pleasure of riding in something that smells disgusting. It could be fox droppings, something dead, or something completely unknown. Every dog I’ve ever had has followed this pattern, probably when riding in things
this odor eliminator is disgusting to us humans.
Behavioral experts offer several options for this. In fact, an unequivocal answer is impossible. But there are many possible reasons. When wolves are observed wallowing in something smelly, researchers studying their behavior initially believed that they were masking their own odor to confuse any potential prey.
Two other alternative explanations for rolling that I’ve also seen are that rolling is going to take the scent of his find back to the pack to advertise the find. The second, probably, is even less appetizing – perhaps the roller marks the carrion with its own smell, declaring ownership of it.
Neither of these stand up to argument, and another idea suggests that both wolves and dogs ride around in the stink ball because they just love the smell. That last suggestion may not be as far-fetched as it sounds, considering that the most expensive dog poop traditionally used by humans contains organic ingredients, and we think they smell great, but most dogs would disagree more than their humans. would luxuriate in their water for a skunk.
The ideas of “masking the smell and purely for pleasure” seem the most likely options to anyone who has seen the expression on the face of a dog wallowing in something vile and defined it from a human perspective as radiating pure inexplicable pleasure for him, but torture for you – from after a smelly bath!!!