Does this photo look familiar – your dog going through the crazy motion of scratching at your blankets or couch before they lie down?

Has your dog torn apart their foam beds or mats from all that digging and turning around and around in circles before they can take a nap?

Why do dogs do this and can they be stopped? Find out in this week’s episode of Raising Your Paws podcast.

Notes du spectacle complet

Episode 55 – Title: Hearing Your Pets Talk Using Artificial Intelligence? & Why Dogs Turn in Circles and Scratch Before Lying Down.

I promised you that I’d tell you why I knew my cat Willie would protect my apartment and get physical with any intruder that dared to enter the house. In this episode, I’ll tell you the story of why Willie’s nickname was “Killer Cat.”

Next, did you know that your dog can recognize your different facial expressions and that someday you may be hearing what your pets actually say, though using artificial intelligence? My guest today, is Richard Louv, journaliste naturaliste et auteur du livre, « Notre vocation sauvage : comment la connexion avec les animaux peut transformer nos vies – et sauver la leur. » Along with other new, startling, scientific discoveries about our relationship with our pets and other wild animals, he makes the point through many fun and fascinating stories, that the connection we have with non-human creatures affects our wellbeing and mental health in deeper ways than we may be aware.

Then, do you wonder why your dog turns in circles while digging at the carpet or its doggy bed before lying down to sleep? This photo of a wolf, offers a clue to the answer.

Ressources supplémentaires pour le spectacle.

Richard Louv.


Le site de Richard Louv.





Order “Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with animals can transform our lives – and save theirs.” By Richard Louv.









Source de l'histoire sur les chiens qui tournent en rond : "La vie secrète des chiens" par Jana Murphy et les éditeurs de Pets, Part of the Family.

Extrait fictif du livre "Marcher en rond avant de s'allonger", par Merrill Markoe.