Why Do Dogs Fetch (Zoomiesode)
Have you ever asked yourself, why do dogs fetch? The answer goes beyond just chasing prey. There’s actually a reason for fetching based on love. Listen to discover more!
For wisconsinpetcare.com, certified dog trainer Katelyn Schutz explains that fetching “is a natural canine behavior called “prey-carrying.” This innate instinct has been passed down from the dog’s closest relatives, wolves or coyotes. Katelyn says, quote, “After a hunt, sometimes the wolf will carry the prey back to the den to be consumed safely with the pack, essentially “retrieving” dinner for the family.
Carson, our JRT is a relentless fetcher AND he brings it back. However, he doesn’t always drop it every time. I guess he doesn’t really want to share with us. Just show and tell.
And something tells me, if he brought a rodent in from outside, he wouldn’t want to actually share that either.
He’s a little stingy with his prey. Hasn’t quite grasped the concept of pack dinner time.
Knowing why dogs love to fetch will make you love them even more!
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