Unfortunatley, it is a puppy thing. Hopefully it will end soon. Scout is almost 11 months old and 'grazes' when she goes outside. She's even gone over to the trees in my yard and pulled off bark and chews it and sometimes eats pieces.
She does the same thing Lexie does when she gets the bark or piece of a stick....runs...I've tried lots of things to try and get her to drop it. Sometimes they work. The one thing that does work is going over to my other dog and hugging her, then Scout is jealous and runs right over...LOL
Sharon, proud Mom of Scout (tri) and Breeze (Newfie)