This may seem like a silly question and not too long ago I would have agreed! But Myrika has increasingly wanted ME to hold her bone whilst she chews it. Just wondering if she's an odd duck...and obviously I AM for holding it - LOL!
I answered 'other'. Dena & Keefer hold their own bones and always have. Cassidy wouldn't chew a bone unless one of us held it for her long enough to get it started. After that she'd chew it on her own, but if we got her a new bone she'd ignore it until we held it for her. We called it priming the bone.
Thanks for the replies! Myrika will be 2 in June, this behavior is new over the past couple of months at the most. Up until now, she's been chewing on her own. I just think the idea of me holding it popped into her head as a fun thing to do and since I held it (brilliant, I am) she wants me to do it all the time, lol. If I tell her no, or not now, she'll chew on her own. She wants me to be involved in all her activities - isn't that special?!
Originally Posted By: Cassidys MomWe called it priming the bone.
LOVE that! We use that term, too. We have to prime the Goldies sometimes to play, especially Willow as she is getting older...but once she gets going watch out, she's a tank! When Myrika came along, I think they decided they were going to take a back seat to playtime initiation. All we gotta do is prime them though, lol. Love it.
Just curious. Currently my dogs are in their crates from 7AM to 12PM, then from 1PM to 3PM. But we are going to have to switch and leave them for 9hours straight. So just curious of how long other people leave their dogs.