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LadyBeagleEyes Mon 29-Aug-11 21:02:07

I had southern fried chicken nuggets (from M&S no less) for my teen son. He loves them (I hate them)so I made some chips and had a (very) occasional steak for myself which ds does't like.
My dog jumped on the counter and nicked my steak, so I threw said welly at him
(I did miss) but now he's skulking around glaring at me.
He knows how cross I am, and I'm sitting here ignoring him even though he keeps trying to catch my eye, and when he does he wags his tail.
So do I ignore him or do I forgive?
How will he learn, I'm just so cross?
The nicking things of the counter is coming more prevalent, I adore him but I know that he's already forgotten why I'm annoyed and me huffing doesn't do it really, does it.
I put this on AIBU because I'm not sure if it should be on the doghouse or relationships. smile hmm

MmeLindor. Mon 29-Aug-11 21:03:42

hahahaha.

YANBU but he has forgotten already.

I don't know if he will learn - our springer never did - but you will learn not to leave food on the worktop.

Have you got something else to eat?

StrandedBear Mon 29-Aug-11 21:04:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Mon 29-Aug-11 21:06:12

You need to train him not to take food. Have you looked into classes?

My sister has trained her dog to within an inch of his life grin You can literally put a steak on the floor in front of him and he won't touch it until he is given permission.

Although this did lead to a very funny incident when her daughter put her sandwich down, said "leave it" to the dog, then, obviously, he left it and unthinkingly, she said "good boy" which he thought was his permission. And he ate the sandwich grin

MilkandWine Mon 29-Aug-11 21:07:25

Throwing a welly at him probably isn't the way to go, if you hit him you might injure him.

I would personally shout "No, bad dog" VERY loudly and lock him out of the kitchen. It is very naughty of him to be stealing off the counter and he needs to know it won't go unpunished.

Having said that, my parents lab x once stole a pork chop off my dads plate at the dining table years ago during a (very brief) power cut. It was possibly the funniest thing I've ever witnessed.

icooksocks Mon 29-Aug-11 21:07:36

Give the dog a fuss, he's been in the doghouse for long enough.

GreenEyesandNiceHam Mon 29-Aug-11 21:07:59

Did you have to take the welly off before you wanged it? Or was it the nearest object to hand? grin

Was it a Hunter welly? This could actually go in S&B

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 29-Aug-11 21:08:54

He's not a thing Stranded shock
He is a thieving bastard though.
I'm still not talking to him, but he want's to talk to me.
He keeps looking at me, and no Mme, I just had chips.

MmeLindor. Mon 29-Aug-11 21:09:51

Milkandwine
please tell me the lights went out and when they came on again your Dad was missing a pork chop!

goodasgold Mon 29-Aug-11 21:12:02

Hehe. Stylishly and Beautifully putting the dog back into the Doghouse.

I found Site Stuff a bit more aggressive. Would have put the rottweiler in two pairs of Hunters and put him at the gates of MNHQ.

MilkandWine Mon 29-Aug-11 21:14:20

Mmelindor Yes that is precisely what happened, the lights were out for 10 seconds max, and when they came back on dog was munching pork chop in the corner of the room grin

GreenEyesandNiceHam Mon 29-Aug-11 21:16:14

MilkandWine grin classic

reelingintheyears Mon 29-Aug-11 21:16:43

LadyBeagleEyes....

My fucking dog stole the left over roast pork from the work top....

Oh how we LAUGHED

HaHaHa

reelingintheyears Mon 29-Aug-11 21:18:26

DO not make eye contact...

The sod.

IGNORE.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 29-Aug-11 21:25:11

You wait till the Doghouse lot see this and pitch over here. You'll be flamed and told you're breaking the law and that you must rehome your dog. Never post anything about dogs on MN, it's the first rule of MN.

But yes, I'd have done the same. grin

MmeLindor. Mon 29-Aug-11 21:25:26

Oh, that is fab, Milkandwine. Great dog.

When I was young my mum bought fish from a man with a van, putting it on the kitchen table while she fetched her purse. Later she shook her head and remarked that she was going daft; she couldn't remember putting the fish in the fridge.

That evening she opened the fridge to start preparing dinner. No fish.

Just a very crumpled paper in the dog's bed.

We had haddock and chips from the chip shop that evening.

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 29-Aug-11 21:28:31

I've given in.
He just snuggled up to me so I gave him a kiss and told him he was a bad dog and never ever do anything like that again.
And I'll just make sure that I never leave anything on the counter again.

Empusa Mon 29-Aug-11 21:30:53

We put a child gate on our kitchen when our darling dog discovered how to open the bin and "decorated" our living room with rubbish

OracleInaCoracle Mon 29-Aug-11 21:31:29

I remember the first christmas that we had benji. Dh bought some smoked salmon (v expensive) for us to have christmas morning. The dog opened the fucking fridge door and ate it all. We got up christmas morning to an almost empty fridge and a very happy dog.

Dh still can't see the funny side.

OracleInaCoracle Mon 29-Aug-11 21:31:30

I remember the first christmas that we had benji. Dh bought some smoked salmon (v expensive) for us to have christmas morning. The dog opened the fucking fridge door and ate it all. We got up christmas morning to an almost empty fridge and a very happy dog.

Dh still can't see the funny side.

MmeLindor. Mon 29-Aug-11 21:32:32

"He just snuggled up to me so I gave him a kiss and told him he was a bad dog and never ever do anything like that again"

oh, yes. That'll learn 'im.

You big softie.

squeakytoy Mon 29-Aug-11 21:32:42

We had a basset when I was a kid... that thing was the sneakiest thief known to the canine world..

He would purposely shove his blanket into the fridge door as my mum closed it.. (his bed was next to it).. so that it wasnt quite closed.. and would then rifle through the contents.... raw bacon.. cheese.. butter.... all would be scoffed..

Mother learnt to put the sunday roast to cool on a high shelf after a couple of incidents...

Spot learned to shove the kitchen chair up to the worktop.. climb onto the worktop.. and reach up to the top of the cupboards... that dog had brains!

The dog I have now is brilliant, and will only eat what he is given. I could put a chocolate biscuit on the floor and go out, and it would still be there when I got back. He does like rooting through handbags though... and will joyfully nick tissues and mints..

MilkandWine Mon 29-Aug-11 21:36:20

lissielou Haha, that's brilliant! I don't think my dad ever saw the funny side of the pork chop incident either, must be a man thing.

My ex DPs family Jack Russell once ate all the pigs in blankets his mam had made for Christmas dinner and left on the work bench unattended. Considering they were having 22 guests it was a LOT of sausages wrapped in bacon for 1 little dog to get through grin

thefirstMrsDeVere Mon 29-Aug-11 21:37:00

We used to have labradors.

Nuff said...

MmeLindor. Mon 29-Aug-11 21:38:52

Lissie and Squeakytoy
I am in awe of your dogs. Daphne would never work out how to do that. And she is so small that she can hardly reach the coffee table, never mind the dining table.

Our neighbour's dog worked out that he had to stand on the pedal to open the bin - he liked to pinch the plastic bottles and chew them.

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