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SaveMeTheLastGreenTriangle Sun 05-Jan-14 14:16:50

RescueDog is an expert scrounger...he fixes me with his big sad eyes and gives me the look. I am doing my best to resist, he is definitely getting enough food as he is putting on weight. I'd welcome any tips to stay strong in the face of canine Jedi mind control!

Lilcamper Sun 05-Jan-14 15:04:49

Train a 'go to mat' for when you are eating [[ Kikopup video]]

Lilcamper Sun 05-Jan-14 15:05:26

Try again smile

SaveMeTheLastGreenTriangle Sun 05-Jan-14 15:26:32

That looks like fun smile

Lilcamper Sun 05-Jan-14 15:43:16

I have taught my boy to do it and find him on his mat randomly through choice.

DropDeadThread Sun 05-Jan-14 16:00:19

We taught our dog to do this but I call it "Go away". Visitors think it's terribly cruel and sad grin

SaveMeTheLastGreenTriangle Sun 05-Jan-14 16:30:54

RescueDog occasionally sits on the spot where I make him sit before getting his dinner. I think he's testing to find out if it's him sitting down that makes food appear....

Happiestinwellybobs Sun 05-Jan-14 16:43:17

I swear Happiestdog sucks his cheeks in to make him look thinner grin. He has perfected the starved look.... Greedy Labrador smile

BrownSauceSandwich Mon 06-Jan-14 22:33:03

Haha, we used to have a wannabe Jedi. He had the starving-dog plus "Princess Diana Eyes" down to a fine art. Tried it on OH for longer than me... Maybe because it sometimes worked with him. Every time you give in, you reinforce the annoyingness.

SaveMeTheLastGreenTriangle Wed 08-Jan-14 22:26:00

Oh dear sad ... Vet has just told me how important it is not to let him get fat.

binger Sat 11-Jan-14 13:57:28

Thanks for link, I've started training my girl with this. I love the excitement when they see the clicker.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Sat 11-Jan-14 14:07:57

My dog slinks under the kitchen table when we're eating. He usually gets sent out of the room. We carry on eating and suddenly there is a dog under the table again. No one saw him come in or felt him move. I have a ninja stealth scrounger.

SaveMeTheLastGreenTriangle Sat 11-Jan-14 17:42:36

grin at NinjaDog!

moosemama Sat 11-Jan-14 21:36:20

Try ignoring the look my super-skinny Lurcher pup give me. (Top picture on my profile pics.)

It's a good job I'm a heartless cow or he'd be the worlds first obese Lurcher! grin

SaveMeTheLastGreenTriangle Sat 11-Jan-14 22:42:38

What a beautiful boy!

moosemama Sun 12-Jan-14 10:57:08

Thank you. smile I think so, but am just a teeny bit biased. grin

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