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6 Odd Dog Behaviors Explained

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5. Playing With Food

Watching a dog toss their food around, chase it, and roll on it like its a dead animal is very cute, but extremely puzzling. However, the answer is more common sense than one would assume. Dogs are carnivores and their genetics predispose them to hunting behaviors. Even small dogs like chihuahuas will chase their food and play with it as if it is prey. They also roll on it, which is most likely in order to ensure that their prey is dead before they enjoy a snack. If you aren’t happy with finding bits of food left lying around, simply give a command for them to take their food to their bowl or bed so they understand that the behavior is not acceptable. They will eventually stop, but if they don’t, don’t be concerned. It’s natural.