Just curious, why does bernie 'stomp' on things? He does it to creepy crawlies, rodents but doesnt bite?
He does it during play with me, he'll stomp the ground by or on (OUCH) my feet, and it really hurts! Is he trying to kill my feet perhaps? Its very painful, so i stop and walk off when he does it, yet 4 yrs later, we are still doing it to me.
And there appears to be a behavioural link in his drop speed and this stomping. Both behaviours are similar, its a sudden rapid movement, where his front feet hit the ground hard together. Either to stomp on something, or to 'jump into a drop'. He's always done this as a pup when learning drop. He jumps into it. Just as he would jump onto prey.
any thoughts people? any one elses hound doing this?