I have posted a few times since we got our pup 20 months ago and I just want to say thank you for the continued advice.
I posted most recently about the dog stealing items from around the house and making a run for it - I have implemented all of the advice most notably having treats ready and available and just praising him like mad when he drops it.
He's just picked up a glove off the floor (obviously it shouldn't have been there) so I started on my silly voice 'good boy, good boy, drop' - he came to me wagging his tail, obviously having an internal wrangle because he still really wants the glove, dropped it and then got his treat and lots of fuss.
That's it really. Nothing momentous, just another occasion where shared wisdom has helped me gain perspective on something that was becoming massively frustrating.
where be grateful it's just a peg! My Goldie used lie quietly while I hung the clothes out. I'd go back inside and see him walk up and down looking at the clothes line before deciding what item of clothing he was going to take! And then run off with it! I now dry everything either in the tumble drier or inside!