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Why do dogs bury bones?

Your dog may bury a bone or toy, then dig it up and rebury it somewhere else. This happens frequently.

In fact, your dog might even “bury” items inside the house, in a piece of furniture, behind a rug, or even in his bed. Even burying things in laundry piles is occasionally done.

Have you ever wondered why dogs bury bones? Learn the causes and ways to convince them to stop.

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Dogs bury bones in order to survive

What makes dogs bury their remains? Considering that a dog’s innate nature is to keep their belongings safe and secure, as a means of survival, dogs used to bury things.

They were looking for food while traveling in packs. They did not want to run the risk of losing what they had just captured. Therefore, they would bury it. Later they would come back to it to eat.

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Many things could benefit from them burying their food. Other creatures could not locate it. Being subway and colder, the food stayed fresher for longer. It was also “marinated” with a rich, earthy flavor.

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Why do pet dogs bury things?

As domestic animals, most dogs today do not need to hunt for food. So why do dogs still want to hide food?

First of all, it’s a natural tendency for them. Dogs feel the need to secure their future access to food. To secure their needs, they bury their food from time to time.

They are also full and want to keep it for later, which is another explanation. If you give your dog too many treats, toys or food, they may try to hide it. They may not want to risk losing it.

Dogs also bury objects in play. They may want to play with you. They might even bury objects that you consider valuable (such as your keys, remote control or shoes). This may indicate that your dog is bored or lonely and needs care.

Do dogs remember the location of the bones they bury?

If you can’t find it after burying it, what’s the point? Fortunately, dogs have a keen sense of smell that allows them to subsequently locate their bones or food.

To remember the “excellent” places where they can get their treats, they also employ spatial and associative memory.

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What breed of dog hides things?

Some dogs tend to dig more than others. Hounds and Beagles, which are hunting dogs, are voracious hoarders and are guided by scent. The behaviors of Terriers and Shepherds are also well documented.

All dogs are known for their cunning concealment techniques, and the factors mentioned above, such as attention or food, may also come into play.

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How can I get my dog to stop burying things?

If you give your dog the attention he requires, play with him, take him for walks or to the dog park and rotate his toys, you can help prevent your dog from burying things. Do not correct your dog after the fact.

He will not understand why he is being punished. If the problem persists, you should talk to your veterinarian or seek expert help.

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