Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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My Bella is very smart, but she's also very mischievous. Has selective hearing.
Case in point:
Bella kows all the basic training commands, come, sit, laydown, stay & even roll-over is in progress. Show her a biscuit she does these for rewards: no problem.
We have in the kitchen a clean dog towel that is hung on the back of a bar stool near the patio doors. We use it wipe Bella's feet when she returns from out side.
Bella ignores this towel all day long. BUT when we return from a walk or backyard play time she will grab to towel from the chair & take off with it. No commands work.
We have to corner her to get her to surrender the towel. Scolding, shouting No, Leave it, Drop it etc are all in-effective. She is in full play mode & won't repond to commands.
We refuse to offer treats to get the towel back, we did that with our last Husky & he became a regular towel/sock thief just to get the cookies. LOL
Mike D (Bella's dad)