My pup has started carrying around this one toy and whining as if anxious.
Male +-14 weeks old.
To me it seems he is trying to hide it somewhere. Usually he sneaks off into the closet or a very close quarters area that would appear to be favorable as a den. I usually take it and put it in his crate but he will go take it out and walk around whining with the toy in his mouth as if lost.
He is not over protective over it.
Does not bite hard on the toy unless we are playing with it.
The behavior reminds me of a mother gathering a wandering pup ...
...That is until he shakes the life out of it, throws it in the air and pounces on it.
If he's mimicking his mother he must have had a dysfunctional family. (O_o)