Ayax drives me nuts with his "must-find-the-ultimate-place-to-take-a-dump" mania. I can't take him out unleashed because of his breed, so I have to hang around his Eternal Search for the Grail Dumping Spot everyday
Anyone knows what is the instinctive / behavioral reasoning behind all this?
I understand examining bushes and scents. He gets a lot of info out of that.
But poo'ing, why do we have to walk around while he frantically searches the perfect 3 square inches really?
Funny part is that he is not trying to make the walk longer by pretending to search. I walk with him always until he simply decides to go back home.
He is actually getting anxious "when the moment comes" and searches and searches and turns and sniffs and no, that's not it, maybe this bush? No, it's too thorny, how bout this patch, no, it's not in perfect conjunction with Mars and Venus, omg I'm ****ting myself, let's search FASTER hey how bout this one, it has sand, hm, no, not this one either hurry hurry omg I think i'm dropping it OH LOOK maybe THERE...no not there either....
And so on!
He's getting more and more anxious but he would never just give up and take a dump. I've actually seen him sucking it back in and ..leaving for a better spot, after the initial squat.
For the pe he never makes such a fuss, marks everything and anything - if I don't hold him - however no.2 seems to be The Ultimate Matter of Life and Death and Symmetry or whatever he's thinking!