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    Why does Harley hide things, like i gave hime a hyde strip and ive found it under chairs, behind cushions, etc, does anyone elses dogs do this and what does it mean? Should i find it or leave it, di
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    I think it's normal dog behaviour - if you don't want it now, stash it away for future use. Reminds me of Charlie, my first Cavalier: at about a year old he proudly carried a small bone out into the garden - Look at me, I'm a big dog now! - and scraped away the leaves under a tree, deposited the chew and covered it up. Went out the next day to retrieve it - but it had gone! Probably stolen by a neighbouring cat.Charlie scraped and looked, and scraped again - no bone. You have never seen such a disappointed little dog in your life!! I gave him a chew, but he had been so proud of his first attempt at burying a bone...

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    I think this is normal behaviour. My cavalier used to hide her hide strip in different places around the house and forget where she hid it! I would know when she was looking for it and like a fool around with her trying to find it for her. Only trouble was when she found a new hiding place and not one of her usual corners! Often spent a lot of time searching!!!!!!!!!

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    Leo does this,
    If I give him a rawhide, he buries it under the gravel in the garden. I always assumed it was normal behaviour.

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    if he hides it somewhere and you don't want it there, ie couches and such move it, but it is just like us putting things in the fridge for later.

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    Yep, I'd agree it is normal. Just like other wild animals burying a carcass or storing nuts for a winter day. Bandit used to hide his chews when he was really small. It was so cute! If he caught you watching him, he'd go move it to a new spot. He'd put them in shoes in the closet, in corners, behind furniture, etc. He seems to have outgrown it, though.

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