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HI All, I don't post much but I really appreciate all the information I find here. I

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I don't post much but I really appreciate all the information I find here. I really hope someone can give me a clue as to what this particular behavior means. Currently we are fostering an adorable Havanese (It is a foster to adopt program). She has been with us for 3 weeks now and she seems to have suddenly developed this quirky habit of pushing her food bowl around, almost like she is trying to turn it over.
My husband suggested that maybe she was trying to get her hair out of the way, but tying up her hair hasn't improved matters. I am trying to attach a video, but cant figure out how to do it. I am not able to upload it to YouTube ,so I cannot attach the link either...
Any input will be appreciated...

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I think that's cute! Maybe she is just playing with her food.
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Mayzie does that too, and it cracks me up! She's just being playful, and maybe yours is too. Mayzie also sleeps under her bed when she is in her ex-pen instead of in it. What dorky little critters they are!
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My puppy Leeloo sometimes saves her food for later when she's had enough to eat. She pushes the bowl around and will put imaginary soil over it. Might be the same thing!
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I solved that issue, he now gets to push everything around the room. I feed Loki the kibble portion of his meal in a Mazee ball or another puzzle ball I have, and the wet food in a Kong. He seems to like working for food, seems more satisfied with the same amount rather than downing it 30 seconds from a bowl, and it takes him longer to eat and I can have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. I let him push the balls everywhere but he gets the Kong in his ex-pen.


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Scout always pushes his dish around the floor until it flips over and his food is scattered everywhere. Then he decides it's time to eat!

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I would love to see the video but can't seem to see a link?
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Both my dogs did that when they were puppies.

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Scout always pushes his dish around the floor until it flips over and his food is scattered everywhere. Then he decides it's time to eat!
Loki does the same thing with the Mazee ball. He gets all the kibble out then eats it. It ends up all over the room. I end up mopping the floor a lot!!! Oh well, its a fun game for him!


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Cassie used to do that pushing the dish around and trying to flip it over when she was younger...I think it was a game for her but I wasn't happy cleaning it up. I put a small rubber floor mat underneath her dish (already had a smoother mat underneath) and it ceased to entertain her.

She can sometimes still make a mess trying to dig her tasty fresh pet wet food out from underneath the just ok kibble, but she usually cleans up after herself by eating the kibble she has tossed out of her dish after she finishes the wet stuff. I love watching her eat when she is hungry...very serious work!
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