Why does my dog roll over her treats before she eats them?

She takes the treat. drops it on the floor then rolls her back all over it back and forth. Then she eats it.

Asked by Member 1041903 on Jul 22nd 2011 Tagged roll, food, eat in Behavior & Training
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She likes the way it smells. Dogs often scent roll on things that smell like "prey." This can be especially gross when it is something like roadkill - yeah, been there. It is supposedly a leftover instinct from their wild hunting days when smelling like the prey would make it easier to sneak up on them.

Stark answered on 7/22/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer