When I buy the dog a plastic bone she happily chews on it. Sometimes she takes it outside and leaves it for awhile (in the winter we think she likes it chilled–can’t explain the summer), then she brings it back in some other time.
But if it a real bone, a piece of rawhide, a “denta-bone” or one of those bones that is made of cornstarch, she has the immediate need to bury it. Then we never see it again. We just got her a new one thinking this time it would be different. We had to keep un-burying it and giving her a bath because she kept getting all dirty. Now she buries it inside. I just found it at the bottom of the dirty clothes basket and I put it on the stairs. She is now trying to bury it in her cage inside the blanket. Well, I can see it in the corner of her cage, not even covered up. Why did that take five minutes?
I guess she’ll just never have the benefit these bones are supposed to give her teeth.