I have a 5 month old miniature poodle and he has two or three pigs ears a week. Just recently he has started parading a newly presented ear around and sitting in front of me whilst whining incessantly. Last night he slept with it in his mouth! What does he want? Why is he doing it? Any ideas please?
I have a 5 month old miniature poodle and he has two or three pigs ears a week. Just recently ... Last night he sleptwith it in his mouth! What does he want? Why is he doing it? Any ideas please?

When our dogs bring a toy up to us and whine it's to get us to play. They usually want us to chase them to pretend to take their Prize away.

It's a great game - as long as the dog understands that it's a game and that you get to decide when it's played. You want to maintain enough control that when the dog has a Prize that you need to take away that you can still do that. My dogs have always understood that but I know some dogs don't get it.
And if he's taken to sleeping with it, it's definitely a Prize Toy.

~~Judy