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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-26-2009, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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How "sneaky" is your Shepherd?

Lexi KNOWS she is not supposed to be taking her indoor toys outside but has developed some very sneaky habits in order to get them out - thinking we won't notice! She will carry the toy to the door (usually a stuffed toy) drop it, looking up at me like "aren't I a good girl, I am leaving my toy inside!" Then the minute I open the door she snatches the toy and takes off! Little bugger! So now I am taking the toy in my hand before opening the door. She also sneaks out empty pop bottles, one of her favorite toys! My yard is starting to look like a garbage dump, LOL!

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Re: How "sneaky" is your Shepherd?

Ranger is not sneaky at all....he's more the bull in the china shop type. LOL
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Re: How "sneaky" is your Shepherd?

Mine aren't too sneaky about that - course my back door is right next to my basement stairs so anything dropped either rolls down the stairs or I kick it down.

My neighbors girls though - they have a 2 year old GSD/Collie/Husky and a BC puppy, their yard is littered with toys. Those girls have ALL the toys!

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Re: How "sneaky" is your Shepherd?

Mine aren't sneaky at all
My Lab usually goes to door with undoor toy in mouth
I grab it out. Brady will bring his outdoor toys in (usually when its dh's watch) irratates me

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Anna's less sneaky as she is more magician. I swear this dog can make a sock appear out of no where...it's like she pulls them out of her butt. One minute, nothing, two seconds later, she has a sock in her mouth.

She doesn't eat them, she just makes them appear.


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Well our GSD has the nasty habit of turning over his indoor water bowl. He knows he shouldn't and I'll usually stand watching while he drinks but boy if I look away for a second he turns it over or picks it up. Now I limit his inside water and only give him after exercise or a little after eating.
He'll look at me with eyes saying, 'how can you think I'd ever do that again, i know you don't like it when i do it...' and then as soon as i look away he grabs it. Why I don't know. It's not like he plays with it. Just picks it up and then throws it down again. When he was a little younger he would bring me his food bowl when he wanted to eat, or his water bowl when he wanted water. I don't know what went wrong! Maybe he is trying to say he DOES NOT want water? Hehehe!
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Originally Posted By: aubieAnna's less sneaky as she is more magician. I swear this dog can make a sock appear out of no where...it's like she pulls them out of her butt. One minute, nothing, two seconds later, she has a sock in her mouth.

She doesn't eat them, she just makes them appear.
Same with Blake, but that is our fault in part. We would teach him to take off our socks. (Whole theory behind it was he should learn to work softly with his mouth) Now he likes socks so much he tries to take it off while we're putting it on!
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Quote: Lexi KNOWS she is not supposed to be taking her indoor toys outside but has developed some very sneaky habits in order to get them out - thinking we won't notice! She will carry the toy to the door (usually a stuffed toy) drop it, looking up at me like "aren't I a good girl, I am leaving my toy inside!" Then the minute I open the door she snatches the toy and takes off! Little bugger! So now I am taking the toy in my hand before opening the door. She also sneaks out empty pop bottles, one of her favorite toys! My yard is starting to look like a garbage dump, LOL!
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Re: How "sneaky" is your Shepherd?

My two dogs do that ALL the time. Harley's favorite stuffed animal was this elephant I found at Walmart, they also had a pig & a gorilla. I didn't want him taking it out because it would get ruined. But they do the same thing, they grab something & at the door I tell them to drop it & they do, I think they take advantage of my husband.

So Harley's elephant ended up outside & although they tear up stuffed animals he just would suck away on this one. The material must have been weakened from being outside, it finally ripped, then they tear the stuffing out & it has to go.

Wal Mart hasn't had anymore of these, well the one closest to our house, we're actually going down to Monroe, about 30 miles to look at the Wal Mart there to see if we can find another of Harley's elephants. Since the snow has melted I'm a bit embarrassed of all the dog toy, chewies, out in my yard, most of them smuggled.
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My boys are pretty good about their water bowl in the house, only gets spilled if they play & bump into it because it's by the patio door.

For whatever reason though, if I put water outside for them, like when it's warmer, they will overturn that bowl every single time.
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