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PUP: Dogs tend to poop in alignment with Earth’s magnetic field, study finds

If you thought your dog was picky when it came to him finding the perfect spot for his business, a new study suggests he might have an excuse.

Researchers in Prague have concluded dogs have a tendency to poop along a north-south axis that lines up with the Earth’s magnetic field.

Lest you think this is just some baseless claim, this team did their homework, examining 70 dogs, 37 breeds, 5,582 urinations, and almost 2,000 defecations over a two-year period.

Scientists said the research opens new doors into understanding “organisms’ use of magnetic fields for direction, as well as magnetic fields produced by living organisms.”

It’s interesting to us because we want dog-owners to be responsible and pick up after their pets. It’s polite and protects water quality. Maybe this new report will help homeowners know where to place the signs on their tree lawns.