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Can I just boast about my dog?!

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Bunnybigears Sat 23-Feb-19 08:23:28

So my Romanian rescue I have had for 6 months was walking with me off lead on a big grassy area happily interacting with the other dogs etc. I am chatting to a woman who was also walking her dog. Next thing I know my dog appears from some bushes with half croissant in his mouth. Bearing in mind he was living on the streets 6 months ago I had no real expectation that my 'drop if' command would stop the croissant being swallowed whole. But miraculously I said 'drop it' and he did! Not only that he then sat and looked at me awaiting the next instruction. My fellow dog Walker (being the owner of a dustbin also known as a labrador) was very impressed.

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dudsville Sat 23-Feb-19 08:24:27

See, you have one of the very best op!

dudsville Sat 23-Feb-19 08:24:49

"See"? I typed "Aw!"

bellalou1234 Sat 23-Feb-19 08:27:16

How lovely! Can we see your lovely boy?

Bunnybigears Sat 23-Feb-19 08:35:30

Here is the little star I could almost forgive him for chewing through my phone charger grin

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MyNameIsJane Sat 23-Feb-19 08:41:37

Good dog!!

Wishiwasrunning2 Sat 23-Feb-19 08:52:10

He's picked up commands quick and such a sweet face grin

IdaDown Sat 23-Feb-19 09:01:46

Smart pooch - you are the giver of tasty treats, warm beds and tummy tickles. He knows what sides his bread’s buttered (lit!).

LadAlive Sat 23-Feb-19 09:28:00

He's gorgeous as well as clever.

bellalou1234 Sat 23-Feb-19 09:44:54

What a handsome boy!

ALargeGinPlease Sat 23-Feb-19 10:03:27

Well done OP, good training.
Can i share (boast) how good my boy was yesterday? I was sitting in a field, when a rabbit started running across it, my boy started after it, i called him back...and he came straight back!!!! I was so delighted.

ALargeGinPlease Sat 23-Feb-19 10:06:36

My boy, and the rabbit field of yesterday.

Bunnybigears Sat 23-Feb-19 12:01:19

Aw well done ALargeGinPlease s dog. He looks like a born rabbit chaser.

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JesusInTheCabbageVan Wed 27-Feb-19 20:55:02

He knows he's a good boy!

Mine has just learned to retrieve. Impressive as she's a lurcher, so it doesn't come naturally, and she's also not the sharpest knife in the drawer, bless her. Every time she picks the ball up, she allows herself a moment to savour what a good girl she is grin Stands there staring into space, wagging her tail.

fleshmarketclose Fri 01-Mar-19 08:41:13

Oh well done and that photo tells me he knows he is a good dog. I am very envious as Bella would swallow any food whole rather than drop it.

doodleygirl Fri 01-Mar-19 11:00:19

Well done to you and your lovely boy.

I have had my girl since a pup and the chances of me being able to get her to drop a croissant is almost impossible.

reallyanotherone Fri 01-Mar-19 11:04:47

I have a terrier and the drop it command is usually met with delight and “ha! You want it, you come and get it!” Little bugger is fast.

Occasionally i can negotiate a swap for a particularly tasty treat, but that’s no fun...

LaurieFairyCake Fri 01-Mar-19 12:27:46

I save my 'NO' command solely for chicken bones on the pavement. My lovely girl immediately drops them (but does look at me a bit balefully and I know she's saying "I can take this Mummy, I'm a terrier"

MissKittyBeaudelais Fri 01-Mar-19 20:33:48

That’s wonderful. What a good boy!

I habve a thread about my golden at the moment who is disobedient and a gannet so it warms my heart to read of your dog 😊

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