There is not much more that a dog can make happier than a tasty treat. Give a dog a biscuit or a tasty bone and it is received with great joy. However, often the tasty snack is gone in no time. Buried in a secret spot somewhere in the back of the garden. A dog hides a tasty biscuit or bone because the primal instinct tells him that. There are also dogs that hide their toys.
A dog will instinctively preserve a bone, a cookie, or other food that is “over” for worse times. It is safely hidden underground, hidden from other scavengers, flies and other vermin. A dog will especially tend to bury bones because they are often too big to eat at once. A dog remembers where he has buried his treats and knows exactly where they are. As soon as he gets hungry, he will dig up one of his delicacies.
In the past, a nice supper was not self-evident for a dog. If the hunt was not successful, then a dog simply had nothing to eat. By burying part of the food, a dog was assured of food on days that the hunt was against. But today’s dogs get enough food and therefore it is not necessary to keep food for lesser times. Yet this storage instinct is still present and a dog can not resist.
Alternative hiding places
If a dog does not have the possibility to hide his bone in the garden, he often looks for alternative hiding places. And these places can really be everywhere: in the basket, under a fleece blanket, behind the cupboard and even in the wardrobe of his owner.
Hide from toys
Some dogs have the urge to not only hide bones and food, but also their toys. A dog will especially hide the toys he attaches great value to. By hiding these toys, they are safely hidden from toy thieves.