|Barked: Mon Nov 6, '06 4:33pm PST |
|What happens when he dumps his food? Do you bend over to pick it up? Do you talk to him? Do the other dogs come over to share/play? Chances are, he is getting some pay out for this behaviour. If, when he dumps his food, you tell him "Oh Kaiser you silly pooch. What do you think you're doing? Those crazy first owners were so evil. Don't worry pookie, I'll take better care of you ...." (just an example BOL), all he knows is that you are talking nice to him. Pretty soon dumping the food over is a way to get sweet words, even if you sweet talk him other times of the day. Ya can never get too much sweet talking! This could work the same way with getting the other dogs to come over. They come and share, they are closer to play with, play ensues after the meal, now dumping the food equals fun play session!
Or it could just be a wacky food habit! Lots of pups like to take their food to a different room so they don't eat alone (the whole pack meal situation). Some dogs will take their food out of the bowl, kibble by kibble, drop it on the floor and then eat it. Just some kooky pups out there! Unless it really bothers you or it makes way too much of a mess, I wouldn't really worry about it
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