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Old 11-06-2008, 06:26 AM
 
Location: in purgurtory in London
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I walked through the door not that long ago and placed my grocery shopping on the hallway floor and went straight to the back door to let the dogs out. Got distracted with 2 phone calls and by the time I went back to bring the grocery into the kitchen, they had found the sliced smoked turkey breasts I got from the deli section that I was planning on making an awesome sandwich in a bagutte dressed with sliced tomatoes and avocado for lunch.

They got told off big time, even though I should have known better
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:33 AM
 
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I believe it! The first thing our dog does when we let her out of the crate when we get home from the supermarket is run to the bags and sniff for meat/treats.

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Old 11-06-2008, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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It is easy to break a dog of that. Dakota used to do it too now I can leave a juicy steak on the table or whatever food (99.9% of the time) and he wont touch it.
Train them that they cannot eat unless you say so.
Hold food in your hand and when they go for it say No and dont let them have it. Firstly they will persist. But the second they turn their head and lose interest then you give it to them. Repeat over and over till they get it. Tell them "leave it" or whatever when they try to eat it. Its pretty easy. Dakota dosent even get to eat from his bowl without my say so. It helps with sanity in the house and also shows the dog who is top of the pecking line.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Johns Island, SC
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"Leave it" training really does work, we use it for our OEB and even though she is a stubborn one she will leave it if she is commanded to.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Iowa
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my FIL has short-hair German Shephard, he has him trained that way. it's hilarious to watch. he will put something on his knee, and tell Chance no, or wait, or something, Chance just sits there looks, and after a few seconds you can see the drool starting to come from his mouth, there will be a little puddle on the floor when he is finally allowed to take the food/ treat
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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This is funny. My dogs are very good with food. You can leave a plate on the coffee table and they typically won't go after it. Over the past couple of months, we forget to put away a loaf of bread when we leave for work and our dogs have snatched it off the counter and eaten the whole thing!! Who knew wheat bread tasted so good!!
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:10 PM
 
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Dogs like turkey!

We need to work on leave it training, too.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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Even though it's not funny (when you're looking forward to a yummy sandwich), IT'S FUNNY! I would love to have been a fly on the wall to see them rooting thru the bags looking for the goods!
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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My dog never touches my food. I bring home bags of groceries, set them on the floor and she will sniff at them but she won't take anything. Now last night, she knew that the groceries bags I brought home contained some chicken and turkey necks, which I was planning to cook for HER. She did not touch them, however, it was made clear to me that I needed to start cooking right away. (Turkey was for broth, and she had roast chicken breasts for dinner.)

So yes, my dog is well trained, but then, so am I.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:28 PM
 
Location: in purgurtory in London
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Let me tell you people, this was no cheap processed turkey meat this was the good stuff, smoked apple wood carved off the bone infront of me. But you guys are right they need to be trained.

Oh well I ended up having some craker and cheese and snacked on fruits. Tonight? I've just finished cooking a lamb stew.
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