This Is the Real Reason Why Dogs Kick Their Paws After They Do Their Business

Dogs have some strange behaviors, but who knew there was actual science behind them?

Most pet parents have noticed their dogs kicking their back paws after they do their business, but they tend to brush it off as a strange little quirk.

However, there is some psychology behind the kicking.

You might think your dog’s trying to cover up the mess, but they actually have pheromone glands in their feet, and when they kick them back, the chemicals are released.

Researchers have linked it to more primitive times when wolves would leave their scent to warn predators.

Watch all the science in the video down below!