My dog has a lot of chewing/dental bones. He used to like them and chew on them a lot when i first introduced it to him. But now when I give him one he would carry it in his mouth and run around with it and sometimes he would leave somehwere, or he would try to dig holes on my couch or my blanket witht he bone in this mouth(obviously he never succeeds).
Do you know why this is???? Is he trying to get rid of them?
He is out of his hard core chewing phase and he is saving the bones for later when he is starving and in need of resources. Just because they are domesticated dosen't mean every ounce of predator is gone.
On the best of days a dog is a dog, and on the worst of days a dog is a dog.
Pebbles does almost the same thing. She'll run around until she finds just the right spot to drop the bone. If I happen to catch her, she'll run around until she finds a new spot. She never leaves them there for long...almost as soon as she hides it she runs around to get it again.
My puppy does the same thing with chew sticks, doggy biscuits or doggy chews. She gets one in her mouth and she looks stressed as she searches for a place to hide it. She will dig and then push it under a pillow or couch with her nose. Not sure she even remembers where she puts it but I figure she is hiding it for later. She will be 8 months old. I am glad she not the only one.
The only one I have that does this is Teddy, our n/m Pom.
He is so goofy, he will go to a corner, look around, and put his chewy down and make covering motions with his nose. Then he walks away nonchalantly, too lame to realize the 2 girls have been watching the whole performance and then they move it just to mess with him. It's hilarious.
My Maltese either stuffs his chews straight away or hides them under his blanket in his basket for later when he is hungry. Smart these dogs aren't they? Yep, instincts still there. We stockpile too, only we know when there is going to be a shortage lol.
I have a 12 month old flatcoated retiever. I will give him a rawhide and he will hide it all day in different places. He will be very smart about where he hides it. Why is he doing this? It is so cute. He will be on a mission all day.