11 Strange Dog Behaviors That Can Finally Be Explained

5. Shaking a toy

As you probably already know, dogs are distant relatives of wolves. Dogs are genetically close to their wild relatives, and so are some of their reactions. A dog’s toy can sometimes be understood as a sort of prey. Shaking the toy vigorously is an automatic reaction that is left over from their hunting instincts. However, most dogs at home only do this for fun.

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