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Why does a dog bury bones?

  1. Myn Is Me profile image70
    Myn Is Meposted 6 years ago

    Why does a dog bury bones?


  2. kapeedranos profile image42
    kapeedranosposted 6 years ago

    to protect it from other scavengers and other fellow dogs...they don't have other good option of hiding bones..other then burying..and since they love wandering outsides by burying they can also keep a close watch to their treasure and can enjoying licking it whenever they want it,,,

  3. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image59
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 6 years ago

    It's an innate behavior that is a throwback to before dogs were domesticated. Wild canids take part of their claim to a kill away from the feeding site and cached it for later consumption. I have seen my own dogs take what they are not hungry enough to eat and attempt to bury it in the funniest places - back seat of the car, for example.

  4. Chad Banks profile image71
    Chad Banksposted 6 years ago

    Because its common-sense tells it that, if it were to leave them about, other dogs might get them. It has doubtless inherited the habit from its wild ancestors.