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My Dog's Strange Habit
If I give my dog a dental stick or a biscuit etc when I leave the house he doesnt eat it until I'm home, and If I give him a biscuit etc when I am home he doesn't eat it until hes sat on my lap, do any other pets do stranger things?
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Tilly, my dog, has this irritating habit of asking, in her way, to go out. We go to the back door and I open it and she stands there, sniffing the air, before deciding that actually, she doesn't want to go out after all and turns around back into the kitchen. Meanwhile, the boiler has kicked it because the back door has been open for five minutes. It drives me mad!
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Two of mine are the same, it’s because they get anxious when you leave them and a dog will not eat when it’s in a state of anxiety. Most dogs have some level of stress when one of the pack is absent, the signs aren’t always obvious and some cope better than others. Sitting on your lap is comforting which is why he’s happy to eat his treat there. One of mine brings his chew toy puts it and his front paws on my feet and proceeds to gnaw away (a bit annoying). All 3 of mine are weird in their own ways, I think all animals have their own little quirks.
My dog's little quirk is that she will NEVER have a drink when I'm in the same room as her. If I hear her having a drink, I have to hover around the corner until I hear that she's finished as the second I walk in she'll stop! I sometimes just go to the toilet when I'm certain she needs a drink and sure enough after a couple of minutes I hear her lapping ! No idea why she's like this