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She has ME trained

Sally's training is coming along well; she is well aware that she gets a treat when she does what she is told. Recently she has had an attraction to electrical cords and I have been trying to train her to leave them alone. When she knows I am watching she will go over to a cord and lie down beside it like she is going to chew it. I will say OFF! and she will immediately come to me for a reward......so now if she feels like a reward she just prends that she is going to chew a cord knowing full well she will get a treat for leaving it alone....very smart little dogs...and what a delight they are.

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Ewww, she does have you trained!

Clever, clever girl.

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A very clever girl indeed!!
(But of course anyone called Sally is gifted! )
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Ha ha ha ha! I remember my very first breeder forewarning me that these little buggers will train you if you let them.

Your message is very timely because when Christy & I were talking last night, she told me a very similar story about Rufus.

As frustrating as it can be, count it a blessing that you have such a smart little Sally!
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Oh geez--that reminds me of Maddie. One of the first commands we learned in obedience was "leave it", followed by a treat when the dog dropped what was in its mouth. Maddie uses this to the max. She'll pick up something in the yard (like a twig) and start to chew it. I'll say "leave it!", and she'll drop it, and I'll go get her a treat. Then, she'll promptly go to the next twig, pick it up and watch me to see if I repeat the process. She'll keep this up until I get fed up and put her in the house. Now why don't they teach you what to do about that in obedience class? Little stinkers!!
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LOL, I think we all have the smartest dogs in the world. It is truley amazing how fast they learn and are so eager to please.

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She does have you trained! My girls have my husband trained. When he makes a sandwich everyday for work. They line up and sit down and when he says okay, it is time for their bite of sandwich. They know this routine and won't budge an inch from their spot

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You mean this isn't the way it's supposed to be?? Oops! I guess we misread the owner's manual that came with our girls.

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I had forgot about the chewing of electrical cords.Quincy did this.He was lucky when he chewed my carpet shampooer cord in half!It wasn't plugged in!He also chewed my vacuum cleaner cord,and I would just verbally scold him.Now we don't have that trouble anymore......knock on wood!My husband wasn't so thrilled.......that I remember!

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Funny you mentioned the sprays. I bought some that tasted absolutely terrible ( I tried just a wee bit and couldn't get rid of the taste for an hour)but she just licked it off.....maybe bitter apple would work better.

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