Cheekiest thing your dog has done?

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Eckhart Tue 19-Nov-19 21:58:13

Mine's pretty cheeky. The other morning she ate my packed lunch out of my rucksack just before I left for work. I only popped out the room for about 30 seconds. It wasn't so much the theft, but how she was when I came back into the room. Usually she does 'guilty dog', but this time she sat in the middle of the carpet, wagging her tail gleefully, crumbs all up one side of her face, and burped at me. The cheek!

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MarshallPNutt Wed 20-Nov-19 05:44:52

Not the cheekiest but the latest cheeky...

The vet we go to recently changed the treat type he uses to bribe the dog after examining him. Ddog took the new treat out of his hand and promptly spat it out into the floor. He repeated this three times before the vet gave in and went to find the old type.

Ddog then ate the old type. Then cleaned up the spat out new type for good measure!

toria658 Wed 20-Nov-19 06:00:51

My usually laid back Springer jumped out of the car, knocking my partner flying, trotted down the street to the high st ( we live in a so called town but it’s a village by UK standards) , went into the hardware shop stole a pigs ear from the barrel, first I knew of it was the shop owner recognised my dog and called me while I was in class, dog happy as Larry went into the garden centre area to eat pigs ear, well why not it was in the sunshine, tourists and shoppers patting his thieving head! Partner who has mobility issues distraught trying to find the dog. Shop owner who I know fairly well found it hilarious and thinks that sales went up due to amused tourists and customers! My dog had no shame when I went to retrieve him, curled up asleep in the sun beneath the plants and had been given a large bowl of water... I did ask when his free ride in a police car would take place, but evidently my criminal was too funny!

Same dog escaped from the back garden due to postie leaving a gate open, trotted over to school, went into reception straight to staffroom, patiently begged the lunches of various staff ( he was given more than scraps) then noticed Room 3 eating their lunch in the sunshine, went over and sat patiently begging with those deep brown eyes and enjoyed pats and fuss, someone bothered to come to my office to ask if the spaniel was mine after 30 minutes! I was not amused, dog, food, small children, not a fab combo even with a relaxed spaniel. Children still ask me to this day how my dog is and it was a fair few years ago.

Believe it or not the dog is fed really well, he is just incredibly greedy!

frostedviolets Wed 20-Nov-19 10:01:01

Mine is usually really really good.
Very obedient.

Her worst offence though was when I was walking her on the pavement off leash once.

There was a crowd of people approaching us so I called her to heel which she was doing but I could see she was getting a little impatient and wanted to get past.

She doesn't like to walk, she's the sort of dog that likes to run everywhere.

I thought nothing of it, she's always like that when someone is blocking her way and she is forced to walk slowly for a bit.
She has walked past crowds on numerous occasions so there was nothing new or unusual about the situation.

On this occasion she zoned in on a lady, I knew straight away what she was plotting but wasn't able to stop her.

She ran straight at her pushing through her open legs, suddenly realised she wasn't actually going to fit and awkwardly shuffled back out from halfway this woman's legs.
By some miracle the lady managed to stay upright.

I was beyond mortified!

BiteyShark Wed 20-Nov-19 10:12:48

As a puppy he chewed my friends shoe laces whilst we were talking and hadn't noticed. He also peed on her once blushshock

steppemum Wed 20-Nov-19 10:22:45

another springer who is a nightmare with food. (he is a rescue though and was owned by a homeless man, so he has an excuse...I think)

He steals food. But usually only when the room is empty. When we are there he is perfect manners around food.
My friends were looking after him, and she had cooked pizza for her kids. The pizza was on the worksurface in the kitchen, she turned to the kitchen breakfast bar to pu the plates out, and turned back and the pizza was gone, compeltely, boiling hot, whole pizza, in one go, in few seconds!

Shannith Wed 20-Nov-19 10:25:43

@frostedviolets hate to be that poster, but that's why you should always have your dog on a lead in situations like that.

As is proves, even the most obedient dog is still, well, a dog.

What if you dog had knocked her over? What if it was a child, a pregnant woman, an elderly person or someone scared of dogs.

You obedient dog was technically out of control and that's illegal and dangerous no matter how well meant.

In public, on pavements, in crowds = on lead. It's our responsibility as animal owners.

Yep, I'm that poster.


JasminaPashmina Wed 20-Nov-19 10:35:05

I was having new radiators fitted. The plumber took his shoes off because of my new carpet. My dog stole one of them, took it into the garden and chewed it to absolute fuck. She ate the lace, ripped out all the padding around the top bit and made a massive hole in the toe bit.

I didn't see her steal it nor did I notice her chewing it in the garden. It was only when the plumber went to leave that we found her in the garden with it. I called her in, she jumped up, turned around an pissed on the shoe before bounding in for love.

She had never ever every shown any interest in shoes before nor has she since.

I offered the plumber money for new shoes but he refused. I'm getting new radiators again next year, I might find a different plumber this time blush

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Wed 20-Nov-19 10:36:41

Sat in the kitchen sink in order to eat the baby tomato plants that were on the window sill blush

Eckhart Wed 20-Nov-19 13:28:30

I love these stories! @JasminaPashmina the best bit is that she had the audacity to piss on the bloody thing!
@MarshallPNutt I do think dogs can be manipulative, and that's what your story looks like. Mine's manipulative. It's only because she's super clever about finding ways to get fed, though, like yours.
@BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Dogs don't even like tomatoes!

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XJerseyGirlX Wed 20-Nov-19 13:34:24

My lovely Jack Russell who is a year old, is generally a naughty dog.. but always makes me laugh. He stole one of DH's new slippers (new slippers because he ate the old ones) and buried it in the garden. When he heard DH ask where his slipper was, he ran out, dug it up, and placed it in front of DH ( full of soil) lol.

BarkandCheese Wed 20-Nov-19 13:47:10

Mine is food obsessed too. She throws tantrums if she thinks there’s something editable left out on the kitchen counters. She’s thankfully too tiny to even be able to jump up and look (she’s 20cm high from foot to shoulder), so she runs up and down huffing, puffing and squeaking until she’s taken out of the room.

A few weeks ago we were off to see my family for the day, the dog was coming too and as we were going to be there quite late we took her dinner with us. She saw her food and dish being packed into a bag and threw an enormous tantrum because she wanted it then and there. I tried to placate her with a bit of tripe stick, her absolute favourite treat, but she spat it onto the floor in rage at not getting her dinner.

inwood Wed 20-Nov-19 13:48:37

Too many but the most embarrassing was cocking his leg on a lady in the park. NO reason, just been a dick dog that day.

SoundofSilence Wed 20-Nov-19 13:51:24

Escaped out of the garden and took himself to the local corner shop, where he entertained himself with their display of tennis balls until a neighbour used their belt as a lead to bring him home.

Majorcollywobble Wed 20-Nov-19 13:58:36

Tiny roughneck mongrel dog will insist on mounting or trying to mount the fluffiest prettiest dogs of either sex - from Shitzu to Husky .
Without so much as a by your leave or taking them for a cocktail or dinner beforehand .

WhoKnewBeefStew Wed 20-Nov-19 14:00:05

Eaten the turkey off my brother plate on Christmas Day grin we replaced the turkey and my brother was non the wiser

Eckhart Wed 20-Nov-19 14:04:22

@Majorcollywobble High standards and low morals grin

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MrsFoxPlus4Again Wed 20-Nov-19 14:05:14

Whiles off lead at the park a dog owner gave us a tenner ball and he took it and went home himself 😅

MrsFoxPlus4Again Wed 20-Nov-19 14:07:00

Oh and our oldest dog stole ice cream off a kid we walked past, I was mortified. I have dog thief’s

MrsFoxPlus4Again Wed 20-Nov-19 14:07:29


Cosmos45 Wed 20-Nov-19 14:09:42

I work from home and do a lot of conference calls, back in the day before skype or Teams I used to phone clients from my blackberry and have them on speaker phone so I could have both hands free. My dog was about a year old. I had a conference call going with 9 attendees in a boardroom somewhere, a man was talking, my dog for some bizarre reason carefully took the phone off the desk, ran through the open back door (it was summer) ran up the garden and buried the blackberry in our compost heap. I was silently running after her trying to catch her and get the phone off her, I managed to find it and go back to my desk, then man was still talking and none the wiser... Oh, and she ate my sofa.

EnglishRain Wed 20-Nov-19 14:12:08

Cheekiest thing today, is my toy breed (4kgs) stealing my banana whilst I went to the loo. Was eating the skin too, I had left it (unopened) on the arm of the sofa.

Eckhart Wed 20-Nov-19 14:13:23

@MrsFoxPlus4Again Mine's nabbed an ice cream from a toddler too. I didn't even see it happen, she must've inhaled it.

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Eckhart Wed 20-Nov-19 14:14:37

@Cosmos45 D'you think she was jealous?

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elQuintoConyo Wed 20-Nov-19 14:16:11

Stole a pancake straight off my dinner plate, very slowly and carefully, while looking me straight in the eye! She was a recently adopted street dog, so think she was just scavenging, but she has not done anything like that since.

Half my brain was thinking WATCHNOUTVGOR YOUR PANCAKE, CONYO, and the other half was incredulous. Neither parts joined together in time to actually stop her hmm

It was 3 years ago and our young son still giggles about it.

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