I have an American Eskimo Dog who LOVES to eat sticks.
I’ve tried all sorts of things to discourage this behavior, but it continues nonetheless. The removal of some dead trees this fall left behind some tasty morsels which we did our best to rake up, but whenever the wind blows or the squirrels get to playing, new sticks are deposited in the yard.
With snow on the ground, he’s developed a particular affinity for “stick-sicles.” He loves poking his nose in the snow and rooting around for the perfect one. Then he happily lays in the snow, enjoying his special treat.