Why do dogs hide their treats?

Doggy treats are elusive little things – they can magically disappear into a dog’s snout within seconds, or can somehow teleport all over the house, showing up later down the sides of sofa cushions, in the toe of your boot, at the bottom of the laundry basket or recovered, caked in soil, from your destroyed flower beds.


So why is it that some dogs hide their treats? Does hiding treats count as bad behaviour? And how do you get your dog to stop burying their treats everywhere, and so reduce the chance of sitting on a particularly pointy one as you settle down with a cup of tea?


Read on to learn more about this intrinsic doggy behaviour and understand the reasons why dogs hide their treats.