A dog in a puppy mill is used to stressful conditions and may if had to compete with other dogs to get food. I would ignore her hoarding behavior and retrieve the items when she is out of the room. Provide her a Nyla bone for chewing, (no rawhide, they're a choking hazard) and plenty of toys of her own. Give her time to adjust to her new home and with providing these things and a special dog bed of her own, the hoarding behavior should subside.
Answered by Anonymous - 10/6/2012 8:24:28 PM