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#1 Allison

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:38 AM

He is really pretty sweet, most of the time, but last night he did something he has never done before. He got on the counter and took the rest of my steak! It was gone. No evidence. However, it was clearly him.

I aired his little butt in the kitchen and asked him. Oh yeah, he confessed, and knew he had done something wrong. I told him "NO!" It is so easy to upset him, but come on, that is so against the rules!

So soon it was bed time, and I made him sleep on a pillow beside the bed. Oh, he was so upset. Eventually, he went around the other side to the softie, who let him up (we had a few words about spoiling him), and he curled very close to B, being careful not to touch me at all. He knew I was still not appeased.

Here's the interesting bit. After B went to sleep, as he does very quickly, Sitka hopped back down to the pillow on my side, and waited there; very sorry body language :(. After a respectable time, I called him up, and then he curled very close to me for the rest of the night.

Not sure if he thinks he got away with it, or not. Time will tell. But I did find it interesting the way he seemed to realize that he needed to square it with me. I thought about what Kim says, "Their tricky little minds", and there it was in action, and in all it's glory.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:40 AM

Oh- Allison- what a story. :)

I know the 'tricky minds' game too. JJ tries to tell me "But mom, it's so Hard." to try to get out of doing things I know he knows how to do.. ornery little cuss. :)
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:28 PM

I geuss its another time in their life to test us Malachi has been doing that alot lateley had to put him in submission when my heighbors dog is out or comes out he goes in barking priotecyive mode hackles way up like a mohawk well I called him told him no bark well he paid no mind then he tried to get me to chase we all no thats a nono I could not catch him if I tried when I did down he went since our new additions he has taken on a very alpha I have to take charge position even though they are all treated equal but he keeps them in line on what to do even at the dog park always on patrol watching braking up play when it gets to wrough everyone likes it OH! he gets lots of running and play time in between but he is deffinatley pushing his limits he looses every time lol
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:30 AM

So yesterday, I took one of his favorite treats, and went around the kitchen counters placing it on the edge. I kept saying, "no", and "off". Then when I got to the counter where he had taken my steak, he came up, licked my hand, and waited quietly.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:39 AM

Great story Allison. Sounds like your observations and responses were perfectly timed. He knows he did a "naughty" thing. Sneaky little minds they have. :ph34r:
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:48 AM

I can empathise with you for being upset (no steak!!) and with him for being so miserable. It's a good illustration of why it's best for the dog when he is well trained.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:37 PM

Awww they are sneeky and very understanding of their wrong doings and can be very sweet in apologizing
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:43 AM

I caught our foster malamute with it's head in a pot of mac and cheese. The difference is the malamute was sorry she was caught and that was it. Sounds like sweet song dogs may make a bad decision but they have real regret.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:52 PM

(BTW, I was not implying that Sitka is not well trained! Even good dogs have bad days.)
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:25 PM

She is implying that while Sitka is well trained, her husband isn't. I am led to understand this is a common problem.

(that being said, there is the sad truth that I - as I am the victim of Allison's implicit derision - will head to a pot of Mac and Cheese and show no remorse).
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:41 PM

The only battle I have is with is with Shunka and the cat food! The trouble is, if it's on the top he doesn't try to get it, but if it's on the floor it's fair game! I can leave anything that's not on the floor and he won't touch it, whatever it is, his favourite chews, meat , but his food is put on the floor for him, so watch out cats, but they don't care! I catch him walking oh so nonchantly in to the kitchen, and I know what's on, I just tell him to 'Leave' and he looks at me as if I haven't a clue what he is doing!

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:40 AM

Oh goodness! I had something similar happen a couple years back with my Rottweiler, who by the way was huge! When he passed away he was 152lbs, believe it or not.

Anyways, we hadn't even gotten the meat off the bbq when we heard a holler from the back yard. We go out to see he's gotten a large piece off the grill, but then immediately shoved his face into his water bowl because he had burnt himself when he stole our food! We figured it was enough of a reprimand that he got hurt.
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