Tenacious Westie Tries Hard To Bury Her Treat Under The Rug

Published October 5, 2018 1,281 Views $1.54 earned

Rumble / Dogs & PuppiesCheck out this determined Westie try to bury her treat under a small carpet in this humorous clip. Too funny! The sneaky pooch is so funny to watch as she slides across the digging room floor doing everything in her power to get the rug to just cover the treat. At first you think she is going to eat the treat as she drops her head to it and gives it a smell, but then she goes and gets her little rug and starts trying to immediately cover up the treat so no one will find it. Maybe she is saving it for a midnight snack?

All dogs are known for digging holes and burying their food. It is not uncommon for a family pet dog to dig holes all around the backyard and wait for food; whether they find it, or are given it by their owners they can immediately bury it in the dirt. So when we see this hilarious dog take a tasty treat from her owner and make an attempt to bury under a small area rug, we figure it must be a natural instinct thing to do!

Watch as this small white dog uses her nose to try and position the carpet perfect to cover the treat she just received. She gets her whole face in there, sliding it around on the floor in an attempt to cover her dog cookie. The Westie might not have the opportunity to bury it outside in the backyard, so she uses whatever resources she has, and if all she has is a small rug, then she must do her best!

When a dog buries their food, it doesn't mean that they are starving or that that they are trying to hide it from their owners or other animals. It is a natural instinct for many breed to bury their food since they come from areas where there may be cold and frigid weather and food is not always readily available to them, or they come from large packs and they are trying to keep some for themselves. When they get food, they instinctively bury it in the ground as a way of preserving it for a time when food is not available due to extreme cold weather and extreme drought. Clever, right?

Burying items comes from a time when wild dogs had to have extreme survival skills to get through life. These canine ancestors such as wolves, coyotes and fox never knew when their next meal would be and if they had any food left over after a kill, they would bury it deep in the group to keep it safe and cool. The soil also helps to break down hard bones that the canines might not be able to chew, making them more brittle and chewable after a couple months buried deep in the dirt.

We don’t think that hiding this treat under a rug is going to be anything to the bone, not make it more brittle or easier to eat, but at least it will be hidden for later when she is looking for a snack!