Why Your Dog Likes to Bring and Show His Bone to You

Does your dog have a funny habit of bringing his bone to you (almost like a gift) only for him to take it away at the last second and start chewing it right next to you? It’s a funny situation given that most dogs are very possessive of their prized possessions, such as bones and toys.

He Wants You to Play with Him

Your dog might be wanting you to play with him by using the bone to get your attention. This is more likely to be the case if he brought over a “toy” bone such as a nylabone. If it’s a toy bone he brought up then do accept his play gesture and have some fun. This might even be a good opportunity to play a game of fetch or a tug-of-war if you haven’t had a chance to try them before.

You Can Help Him Chew the Bone

Some dogs could be seeking assistance from their human companions to have better leverage to chew the bones, especially a large one. For example, it may be easier for a dog to chew if you hold it for him at a certain height or if the bone is propped against your body.

It Could be a Bonding Session

It could simply be a way for a dog to have a bonding session with someone he trusts. As a prized possession, your dog is unlikely to share his bone next to someone unless the dog trusts the person. Ultimately, the behavior of a dog bringing his bone is fairly normal behavior and it isn’t something to worry about unless he is showing other aggressive behaviors (e.g. aggressive snarling or growling) towards you or the person who he brings the bone to.

Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a veterinarian when in doubt.


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