Someone asked me this the other day at the dog park –
Why Does My Dog Kick Grass After Pooping?
It’s a normal behavior.
In the wild, canines such as wolves, dingoes and foxes may kick the ground after elimination for sanitary reasons. They are simply covering up the mess. But the behavior is also a way to mark territory. All dogs have glands in their feet that secrete pheromones, and a couple of backward scratches into the earth releases those chemicals.
So let ‘em kick away! It’s all gooood!