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My Dog is acting absolutely insane ...

 
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He's hiding food EVERYWHERE!! I just found about 5 pieces of hard food in my closet??!! Ive found his food under the pillows on the sofa, under the kitchen rug, in corners, under his bed ... what the heck?? ... its so odd ... antyone else seen anything like this with their animals? My cat is FINE, but the dog ... he seems to be losing it!
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Please explain ?

There is a heck of a difference between your first post and your latst.
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He's hiding food EVERYWHERE!! I just found about 5 pieces of hard food in my closet??!! Ive found his food under the pillows on the sofa, under the kitchen rug, in corners, under his bed ... what the heck?? ... its so odd ... antyone else seen anything like this with their animals? My cat is FINE, but the dog ... he seems to be losing it!
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Re: My Dog is acting absolutely insane ...
interesting. maybe he is extra psychic. i myself am doing the very same thing right now...
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My dogs love GLP I catch them hoovering over posts all the time
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I love it when my dogs run to the back of the yard when they hear the neighbor's dog. They stop, look at me and cock their heads like sayin....oh no she didn't just say that...then they go bat-shit crazy with barking. They do stop when I tell them to.
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If my dog was that crazy I'd have to take out my gun and shoot it. Would want the same for me when I lose it myself.
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Im just trying to figure out the sudden change. I just realised that my neighbors got a new dog and my dog has been going to the fence where the new dog is alot ... wondering if its making him feel territorial now that I think about it.
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Sorry -- bad sense of humor on my part. I would never do that to a dog, even when I was a kid in high school and my dog was run over and severly injured when my dad was walking him (without a leash -- this is back in the 70's). My dad carried him home and I had just got back from school and he had taken out his little '22 and was going to put hin down (and in our family room!). He couldn't pull the trigger and he lived another 6 years to 16.

So back to point, I have seen animals acting weird lately, but not much more than normal.

But when I start losing it as a human, I really do want someone to be able to put me out of my misery (yes truthful)

I apologize for being rude in my response.
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Dogs that have gone hungry will hoard food. I don't know if that is the case. Hoarding would also happen if they aren't getting enough to begin with.

Another possibility could be.. have you changed the food brand lately, say shortly before he started hiding food? He
may not like it. He knows he has to eat but maybe hiding food rather than "hoarding" because he doesn't like it (and
doesn't want to insult you). If you haven't changed brands, maybe the recipe in the bag/box has changed.

We had a dog that use to hide food. It wasn't until the wife made some nasty dinner one night that we discovered why the dog was actually burying food. He sniffed at it, politely took what she offered, and promptly went to a corner of the room and tried to bury it in the carpet. Turned out he didn't like the dog food.

Geez, when the dog won't eat what the wife cooks, there is a problem. (It was some precooked meal in a tin foil pan like an off brand salisbury steak or something, we actually made something else for dinner.)

We have 7 dogs, food available 24/7. They aren't fat, they don't hog or hide. They know there is food as they want. They nibble when they want. We discovered the one cup a day causes overeating and gobbling down food because they are always hungry!! You might try this and see if he eats as he wants.

Seriously, how would you eat if you just got 1 cup of food a day?? I believe the old theory about a dog will eat until he hurls is an old wives tale. They do that because they are hungry. If food is always available, they find other ways of entertaining themselves, like chewing up pillows, chewing on the seashell collection or licking their...

It may be he's just tired of that brand of dog food. Change some things before you start thinking he's wacko. You would get tired of eating the same thing everyday too.
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Did you look it up at all ? This is what I found.

[link to www.ehow.com]
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With an owner like you, I'd be acting insane too! ; )
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Dogs that have gone hungry will hoard food. I don't know if that is the case. Hoarding would also happen if they aren't getting enough to begin with.

Another possibility could be.. have you changed the food brand lately, say shortly before he started hiding food? He
may not like it. He knows he has to eat but maybe hiding food rather than "hoarding" because he doesn't like it (and
doesn't want to insult you). If you haven't changed brands, maybe the recipe in the bag/box has changed.

We had a dog that use to hide food. It wasn't until the wife made some nasty dinner one night that we discovered why the dog was actually burying food. He sniffed at it, politely took what she offered, and promptly went to a corner of the room and tried to bury it in the carpet. Turned out he didn't like the dog food.

Geez, when the dog won't eat what the wife cooks, there is a problem. (It was some precooked meal in a tin foil pan like an off brand salisbury steak or something, we actually made something else for dinner.)

We have 7 dogs, food available 24/7. They aren't fat, they don't hog or hide. They know there is food as they want. They nibble when they want. We discovered the one cup a day causes overeating and gobbling down food because they are always hungry!! You might try this and see if he eats as he wants.

Seriously, how would you eat if you just got 1 cup of food a day?? I believe the old theory about a dog will eat until he hurls is an old wives tale. They do that because they are hungry. If food is always available, they find other ways of entertaining themselves, like chewing up pillows, chewing on the seashell collection or licking their...

It may be he's just tired of that brand of dog food. Change some things before you start thinking he's wacko. You would get tired of eating the same thing everyday too.
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I got him when he was a year old and there were behavior problems that we worked with him on and they went away. I have no idea how he was treated before we got him. We got him from a dog rescue who told us that the original owners no longer wanted him because the dogs temperment wasnt good for a showdog which was the intention apparently. He has NEVER gone hungry while he has been with us. I feed him 1/2 c of food in the morning and 1/2 cup in the evening ... somedays I give him boiled chicken.
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Oscar Wilde
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Did you look it up at all ? This is what I found.

[link to www.ehow.com]
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I did thank you.
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Well my tiny beast is looking at me and about ready to pitch a fit so I guess I'll walk her up to the grocery. I have a hankering for something gooey and sweet.

I agree with the previous poster that suggested perhaps it is the food itself and that your dog may not like it. Hang in there OP.
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Well my tiny beast is looking at me and about ready to pitch a fit so I guess I'll walk her up to the grocery. I have a hankering for something gooey and sweet.

I agree with the previous poster that suggested perhaps it is the food itself and that your dog may not like it. Hang in there OP.
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Thanks! Im just really worried it might be something physical ... but as I said, the neighbors new dog seems to be bothering him a little, it might be making him feel insecure ... not sure!
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Well my tiny beast is looking at me and about ready to pitch a fit so I guess I'll walk her up to the grocery. I have a hankering for something gooey and sweet.

I agree with the previous poster that suggested perhaps it is the food itself and that your dog may not like it. Hang in there OP.
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Thanks! Im just really worried it might be something physical ... but as I said, the neighbors new dog seems to be bothering him a little, it might be making him feel insecure ... not sure!
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intestinal blockage.

dont wait.
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I got him when he was a year old and there were behavior problems that we worked with him on and they went away. I have no idea how he was treated before we got him. We got him from a dog rescue who told us that the original owners no longer wanted him because the dogs temperment wasnt good for a showdog which was the intention apparently. He has NEVER gone hungry while he has been with us. I feed him 1/2 c of food in the morning and 1/2 cup in the evening ... somedays I give him boiled chicken.
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I'm sorry if I came across as you were starving him, not my intent. I was merely suggesting that he may not be getting enough food or doesn't like his current food if you changed it recently.

Has anything changed since or before you noticed his hoarding? Separation anxiety from being alone (a new job or different hours), a loss of a companion pet or a child off to college, anything at all different? Try do determine this thru the dog's eyes. not from a human perspective. Dogs are really quite complex and are extremely needy...emotionally...in a good way...sorta. Cats usually could care less.

It is sad how people who breed or show dogs treat them sometimes. I understand the monetary side or the cost of
keeping a "show dog" as opposed to an "unworthy show dog" but still, we've had ugly dogs that needed love and were
some of the best we've had. Dogs shouldn't be a business, they should be part of the family regardless of how imperfect they are.

One last thing. I just saw where you have a cat. Is your dog eating all the food in his dish? Is it possible that the cat is whizzing in the dog dish? Your dog may be rescuing the untouched food. Cats are evil creatures, we also have 7 cats, mostly outside though.

We had a cat (R.I.P.) that had bladder issues and would go whenever and wherever she had to, often in a dog dish, the dogs wouldn't touch that dish until it was thoroughly washed and bleached. Despite what dogs will eat, they still have their limits!

I know some of this might be gross to think about, but it is all real world stuff. If you have animals, you will have certain things that can and will occur whether you like it or not. I guess it is the price one has to pay for the unconditional love from your pets.. even cats.

I do hope you can figure out what the reason for the stashing of food is.
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I got him when he was a year old and there were behavior problems that we worked with him on and they went away. I have no idea how he was treated before we got him. We got him from a dog rescue who told us that the original owners no longer wanted him because the dogs temperment wasnt good for a showdog which was the intention apparently. He has NEVER gone hungry while he has been with us. I feed him 1/2 c of food in the morning and 1/2 cup in the evening ... somedays I give him boiled chicken.
 Quoting: *TheSeventhSister*


I'm sorry if I came across as you were starving him, not my intent. I was merely suggesting that he may not be getting enough food or doesn't like his current food if you changed it recently.

Has anything changed since or before you noticed his hoarding? Separation anxiety from being alone (a new job or different hours), a loss of a companion pet or a child off to college, anything at all different? Try do determine this thru the dog's eyes. not from a human perspective. Dogs are really quite complex and are extremely needy...emotionally...in a good way...sorta. Cats usually could care less.

It is sad how people who breed or show dogs treat them sometimes. I understand the monetary side or the cost of
keeping a "show dog" as opposed to an "unworthy show dog" but still, we've had ugly dogs that needed love and were
some of the best we've had. Dogs shouldn't be a business, they should be part of the family regardless of how imperfect they are.

One last thing. I just saw where you have a cat. Is your dog eating all the food in his dish? Is it possible that the cat is whizzing in the dog dish? Your dog may be rescuing the untouched food. Cats are evil creatures, we also have 7 cats, mostly outside though.

We had a cat (R.I.P.) that had bladder issues and would go whenever and wherever she had to, often in a dog dish, the dogs wouldn't touch that dish until it was thoroughly washed and bleached. Despite what dogs will eat, they still have their limits!

I know some of this might be gross to think about, but it is all real world stuff. If you have animals, you will have certain things that can and will occur whether you like it or not. I guess it is the price one has to pay for the unconditional love from your pets.. even cats.

I do hope you can figure out what the reason for the stashing of food is.
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No no!! I didnt think you implied I was starving him ... thats the thing on these boards, there are so often misunderstandings for so many reasons but please, no I very much appreciate your advice and taking the time to speak about it.
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My dog got in a fight today, and while trying to break it up I got bit in the hand. Just got back from the hospital.

Weeeeeeeeeee.
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Next time use the hose.
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Re: My Dog is acting absolutely insane ...
Obsessive behavior is a result of having too much unexpressed energy needing an outlet - in this case burying food.

Is he getting enough exercise? - do you exhaust him at least twice a day? Do you vary the walking route so he gets new smells and can check out the neighborhood?

Do you interact and play with him? Does he have any jobs or missions to perform? Is he an intelligent dog?

What type of breed is your dog? For example a Retriever breed will often go around carrying household goods delicately in their mouths as if retrieving a bird and do this obsessively if they don't get the opportunity to "act out their breed" - you can always be creative with this.

Good luck!

Bravo
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Obsessive behavior is a result of having too much unexpressed energy needing an outlet - in this case burying food.

Is he getting enough exercise? - do you exhaust him at least twice a day? Do you vary the walking route so he gets new smells and can check out the neighborhood?

Do you interact and play with him? Does he have any jobs or missions to perform? Is he an intelligent dog?

What type of breed is your dog? For example a Retriever breed will often go around carrying household goods delicately in their mouths as if retrieving a bird and do this obsessively if they don't get the opportunity to "act out their breed" - you can always be creative with this.

Good luck!

Bravo
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He is a Lhasa Apso and yes he is intelligent. We walk him twice a day once by me and then by my husband due to work schedules usually ... we try to walk him together when we can. Yes we play with him all the time and reaffirm his training (though I must admit we havent been teaching him anything new lately) and he is usually in the lap of one of us. My husband isnt here as much because his father who is in his 90's is very ill ... ( I just realised that could be the problem.) My husband is handling it well but he is very stressed right now ... maybe the dog is picking up on that?

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My sympathy for your worries. I regularly put out milk bones for the animals in our neighborhood. Last week a darling terrier was present as I was throwing dog bones on the driveway. He actually came up and took one before I could put it on the ground. He was collared and appeared to be in excellent health. Upon picking up another milk bone, he ran to the end of our property and proceeded to dig a hole and bury the extra milk bone! My neighbor had been petting him before I came outside, and she said "He's burying a bone!" Neither of us had ever seen a dog burying anything. He then went on his way.

I found the incident charming - I don't think your pet hates the food you offer, is eating too much, or too little. I think the dog was acting normally.

Ignore the naysayers and nasty responders - rely instead on your inate ability to nuture your pet.

And for those of you who wish to attack me for my beliefs, you can all KISS MY ASS!

NAMASTE,

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I don't know why dogs tend to bury food but I had a dog that buried a box of ice cream sandwiches. I have to guess that at some level of dog thought it made good sense to him.

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