We just adopted a 1 1/2 yr. old Aussie/heeler mix. She keeps dumping her food out and burying it (outside) and covers it w/ a rug (inside). How can we stop this behavior? It's hard to tell if she's getting enough to eat and the dirt she gets w/ her food can't be good for her.
This is normal canine behavior. I would try feeding her in a different area, away from the rug. This way she can not bury it. If she is loosing weight then there is a problem and she should be checked by the vet. vetcare