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Takes treats in mouth and starts whining
  • shibahiroshibahiro
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  • CaliaCalia
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  • velvetvelvet
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    Haha! Yes, Velvet does this all the time. It is soooooo cute! And when she is pacing she will go to all corners of the room. The pacing is also a very distinctive sort of strut/prance.
  • emmyemmy
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    I don't give my shiba large treats, just little biscuits and bitesized treats he can manage easily because he gobbles too quickly. But almost every night he wanders around with his toys in his mouth and whines. I think it's hilarious....he's so loud. :)
  • NoodlesNoodles
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    Nala does this too. She gets worked up if she can't find a hiding spot for her treat. Sometimes, if there's nowhere to bury it, she'll mock bury it, pushing the air around it with her nose as if there is invisible dirt that is covering it. So cute.
  • JacksMom13JacksMom13
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    Jack does this too when he can't get into our bedroom to hide his treat (it's usually on my side of the bed at the edge under the comforter. He usually comes back and stares at me then drops it into my hand then takes it back (repeatedly.) I agree, it's pretty cute when they pretend to bury it under invisible dirt.
  • mcsassymcsassy
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  • My Reiko half eats everything cowhide and hides the rest thru out the house. Sometimes he whines, but mostly quiet. He calls himself sneaking around hiding stuff so no one else can find it. If I spot him hiding something and he notices, he will go get it and hide it somewhere else.
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    Post edited by mcsassy at 2012-02-29 23:06:21
  • Haha...get out. Zaius does this. I just thought he was weird.
  • anharchyanharchy
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    Usually when Zami does this, it's because she wants me to break it into smaller pieces...because she's a princess.
  • AntoinetteAntoinette
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    Quakes does that when he's looking around for a place to hide his treat. It's usually for a high value treat!!
  • My pup does this when it's a hard treat. I don't have a clue why he is crying and pacing. He even stares at our feet and blocks us from leaving the room. I have never seen this before
  • jamiei1588jamiei1588
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    Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Lambeau is starting to nip our feet when we do not hold a big treat or bully stick (seems like he think it is too tough for him to chew) then eventually he might try to eat it by himself with out us holding it for him. He also cries and paces through the doggy door, and I do not think it is to try to hide it. He will look frantic if we do not hold his bones/treats for him.
  • how old is he? could it be a teething issue? possibly his paws could hurt so he is having a hard time holding it himself. Did you do a basic pain test on him?

  • jamiei1588jamiei1588
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    He is now 8 months old. It did start around his teething time but it is continually getting worse. He nips the back of our legs as we leave the room. He does this when he wants to play too. It is not meant to be mean but sometimes he nips hard and I do not want him to continue that behavior when guests are over. I will look into the pain test. He holds some bones by himself but the treats he really really wants to eat he gets very strange about. (those natural peanut butter bones, bully sticks, dental chews, or some rawhide bones)
  • Yep. Indie does this. He takes his dental chew stick in his mouth and trots around whining. Eventually, he settles down and chews it.
  • Kobe1468Kobe1468
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  • Kira_KiraKira_Kira
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  • i feed ground raw and banjo eats the whole thing. To excersise his jaw I give him a bully stick every night. No issues. I can't do whole prey because banjo bad tried to swallow whole every bone meal I've tried and I lack storage space for whole prey.
  • BootzBootz
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  • BootzBootz
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    @Kira_Kira

    Introduce bones later. Start off slow with boneless chicken breast then move your way up to a drumstick. That's how I did it.

    Edit to add: I chopped up drumsticks and wings into bite size pieces so they can taste the bone marrow and gnaw on it. Once they got comfortable, I gave them a full drumstick, well mainly bootz since she has the teeth for it. Jackie is too small lol
    Post edited by Bootz at 2014-12-03 22:49:33

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