Our dog had the cone thing goin' for a while. What do ya do when you have to bite that flea? To see your buddy getting relief would be maddening. Hey, could you come over and chew my butt? Uh . . . na, just serve your time.
Elephants have been using trees for millions of years to scratch their butts, when their itch is just out of trunk reach.Of course, there's always the classic butt drag that dogs have perfected exclusively, as well. BTW, I'll bet that cone amplifies a dog's hearing even more than it already is. They can probably pick up broadcasts out of China.