I always buy Ace and Summer these mini dingo bones from WalMart. They come like 7 in a package and they really like them. Well, taking some people's advice on here, I went out and got them some, so that way they'd be more occupied and wouldn't run around as much since they just had surgery on Tuesday. Anyways, Summer pretty much destroys hers in about 20 minutes and it gets soggy. Well, Ace *must* have this bone. So he takes his barely chewed bone and puts it somewhere and then fights with Summer for hers. When I get up to give him his bone back I cant find it anywhere. So I gave him a new one. He lost it again. This happened over and over and I ended up giving him 3 bones. Wouldnt you know it, that little brat was hiding his bones under the DVD rack and then acting like he didnt have one, so he could fight with Summer for hers!! Its so funny, he gets donw on all fours and he army crawls and scratches the carpet while giving muffled barks. they drive me crazy! lol. Frosty said she was coming over to steal them, but she never showed. I was pretty bummed haha jk
Cricket does that. I have things hidden all over my house. That is instinct for dogs. Saving for a rainy day. Most dogs, I just think Cricket is selfish. She never looses sight of the other dogs and waits for them to get distracted, and poof it is gone.
My 2 are always stealing each others treats. Of course Duncan always comes out the big winner. Lilly will come in with a sneek attack but she rarely gets what she is after. A few years ago I had a beagle/american eskimo mix and she would play hide-n-seek with her treats. I was finding treats stuffed in all corners of the house, I would pick them up and throw them in her crate and she would find another corner to hide it in. The funny part was, she would act as if she were burrying it in the carpet, we would watch her for hours on end trying to bury it in the carpet and when she was done, I would get it out and put it in her crate again, this would continue until one of us was exhausted (usually me, from laughter)
My little Jake has a very tiny mouth (he's about 15 lbs.) and Dallas has a huge mouth (he's now a little over 45 lbs.). I buy softer toys (plush) for Jake and harder (bones, kongs, etc.) for Dallas. Dallas will take Jake's toys right out of his mouth and take all the stuffing out of them and then drop the "skin" of the toy at Jake's feet. If Jake picks any of the toys up Dallas takes them from him, hides them and then chews on "his" toys. The other night (about two weeks ago really), I brought in the little greenie (sp) bones. I gave each pup one. Dallas took Jake's and put it under his paw and then chewed on his bone. I called Dallas to get him to drop both bones so I could grab Jake's back for him. Jake took off running, grabbed both bones in his mouth and ran under the couch. He dropped them both down under the couch and then came back and sat by the cabinet where I keep their treats. I went and found both of the bones and gave them back to both bones. It was a constant battle all night to make sure each dog had their bone and Dallas wasn't keeping them both or Jake wasn't hiding them under the couch. I know how you feel, lol!
OMG cerrenity, I know what you mean about "take all the stuffing out of them and then drop the "skin" of the toy at Jake's feet" Duncan does that too and if it has a squeaker, he rips it til the squeaker is gone and then Lilly is free to play with it all she wants. Sometimes it is worse than having 2 (human) kids fighting over toys.
That is sooo cute. Mercy (my other shepherd) had a friend named Talon. He was a really big rotti! Doubled her weight in no time flat. My friend would bring him over to play and anything Talon put in his mouth (rock, stick, a twig, anything) Mercy would go right in after it and drop it to the ground. It was really funny. My friend told me that until Mercy learned how to share she would be keeping Talon home. lol It was like two kids, and I felt bad that mercy could not learn to share. haha
Lilly doesn't realize Duncan is 10x her size. She will put up a good fight and he will drag her through the living room and then all of a sudden he gives this big yank and she goes flying, stuffing is flying squeekers are disabled and then he is off to find his bone. She will come to me as if to say....."did you see what he just did to me? Did you? Are you going to get up and put him in time out or just sit there laughing at me? Well? Are you? Oh never mind!"
Layla's being extremely bratty right now She has no other dogs to steal from, but she goes in my closet and comes out with my stuff, slippers, underwear, etc. for attention. I've even found some hiding places she has stashed them. Right now shes barking at me, time to go for a walk.
I can hand out treats and Molly will not even look at hers until she sees what everyone gets....then she will try and take theirs and put them with hers. She is SO bad. And if I give them chew toys, her and Rock can spends hours playing "Take it back" They wait for the right moment and steal it....then the other one sits and waits...then steals it....it goes on and on. Pugs could care less....I usually give her treats alone so she can actually eat them.
when my moms shepherd becky wanted something one of the other dogs had she would run to the front door and start barking. of course the others would run to the door and start barking also. then becky would run back in the living room and grab what it was that she wanted.it worked every time
That is hilarious!! I have been using a chain to let Molly out until we buy the collars for them. The chain is on one of the curly stakes (don't know what to call it), she was smart enough today to dig ALL the way around it until it came out of the ground and was running around the backyard dragging it!! I couldn't believe it!! Thank God I saw her....I was afraid she could have strangled herself!!!!!!
Ace, I used to get Toby those mini dingo bones until I realized that all he did was strip the red part out of the bone and then half choke on it. After he got the red part out, he couldn't care less about the rest. It took him about 5 minutes and that was it. He hides his treats everywhere and then pretends he doesn't have any. When I met my hubby, he had this old couch that he had gotten about 7 years before he met me. When we went to move it to get rid of it, I pulled the cushions out and there under the cushions in the crack way down was a bone. It was from his dog Scooter, a little JRT that I had never met. He had the dog several years before I met him and was no longer alive when I met hubby. But there was his little bone, hidden in the couch, like 5 years later.