our new (aussie) puppy has this, inconsistent, habit of stepping her food and/or water bowl while eating/drinking. while eating she'll put a paw in and sweep a bunch of kibble onto the floor, then proceed to eat it off the floor. she then goes back to the bowl for a while, occasionally making another sweep with her paw. the water bowl is just stepping in it, no sweeping it out (thank goodness) but we still have wet dog paws.
this is all only at meal time. if she's having a drink between meals there's not stepping in the bowl.
what is this?! any tips on how to train it out of her?
we plan to put her on a raw, wet food diet when she's old enough. will she do this with wet food, too?