Why does my dog rub his face on the carpet 3x before eating his dog food?

After taking his dog food from the bowl to the carpet, my dog rubs his head on the carpet 3x before he eats. He has some anxiety issues and other quirky habits, but this one is the oddest. Any ideas?

Asked by Member 1144895 on Dec 12th 2012 Tagged food, carpet, head, anxiety, nervous in Behavior & Training
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he is marking his scent ..for his food..this is his area he is no others will take his food..if you dont want him to do this you have to make him eat where you want him to eat.and stick with are the alpha and he has to know it..praise him for eating out of his bowl sit beside him while he eats and see how he reacts...good luck..

tessa answered on 12/12/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer