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.