My dustpan needs a break from sweeping up dog food
December 2, 2012 7:22 AM Subscribe
My dog has a habit of taking a mouthful of her (dry) food from her bowl, walking a short distance away, and depositing it on the floor. Then she'll go back and finish the rest. Anyone know what causes this behavior? How can we train her not to do it?
posted by Shebear to Pets & Animals (25 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It's not something she does everyday, but she tends to go in phases where she'll do it for a week or two, stop, then start doing it again.
We haven't changed the brand of food we give her in a while, but she's done this with other brands as well. There is no discernible pattern (or at least one that I have noticed) as to when she decides to do this.
Any thoughts and suggestions to get her out of the habit are welcome!