My dog has suddenly became scared of her kong and I don’t understand why. I used to give it to her when I leave for work, and she took it no problem. Recently she started not taking the kong and instead she would follow me, so I thought she made the connection kong = me leaving which she may not like. So I decided to mix things a bit and I started scattering some kibble in the backyard in addition to leave a Kong lying around for when she is done hunting the kibble. This seemed to work for a few weeks, she would get distracted with the kibble hunt while I left and when I came home the kong was done. Two days ago I found the kong completely full. I tried to sit down with her and encourage her to eat it but I realised she was shaking!! I tried again today to give it to her inside while staying with her (while I usually give it outside) and she walked away from it and cowered. Any clues?? I don’t know if it has to do with me leaving - I monitored her with a camera as I used to do when she was a puppy and she doesn’t seem particularly distressed about being alone. She is one year and a half, she is a rescue and she is on the skittish side. She has been with us for about a year now. Note that she is food obsessed so this behaviour is really surprising to me.