Reasons Why Do Dogs Like Sticks

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There are a lot of things that can attract a dog to sticks, whether it’s an opportunity for a pleasurable pastime or the satisfaction of an ancient urge.

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Let’s take a deep dive into all the reasons why dogs like sticks and what motivates their behavior. 

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They Love to Find Treasure

Sticks smell like woodlands and wild animals, so they’re an attractive choice for a trophy to our canine companion and they’ll carry their chosen stick with pride.


Attention-Seeking Behavior

If the reward they’re seeking isn’t positive attention, then perhaps your doggo just feels the need to socialize and is asking you for some playtime. 


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They Might Be Anxious

If your furbaby seems stressed, they may turn to chewing on a stick to help relieve their anxiety. 

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They Could Be in Pain

When a pup is teething, they’re more likely to gnaw on something to soothe those sore and irritated gums by adding pressure.


They Might Have Pica

Is that a Pokémon? No, it’s a neurological disorder where the sufferer has a compulsion to chew and eat non-nutritive things like dirt, plastic, and — you guessed it — wood.

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