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Someone tell her she's a dog!!!

So after reading all the reviews and raves I broke down today and bought a bully stick for Vanilla They have always grossed me out for some reason and the price tag can be outrageaous as well but I bought her the darn thing and wouldn't you know it.....

She ignored it completely just like every other chew toy I have bought her

She has really bad plaque because she simply will not chew on anything!!! I have tried deer antlers, kongs stuffed with goodies, dentastixs, nylabones and phht nada! She just looks at me like "You chew on it if you want to but I'm just going to watch from the top of the couch"

Oh and I also splurged on freeze dried liver treats and she did the whole sniff and tilt of nose I wanted to shake her and say YOU ARE A DOG!!! This is good stuff!!!!! LOL

Funny thing is she loves kids treats like goldfish crackers

Anyone else have a dog who hasn't realized they're a dog?!?!?!
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LoL yep just another example how dogs are all different. Some just aren't chewers. Brushing is a must then. It's a must for most dogs. Chewing only helps , it's not a cure.

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I can relate with this one. Mine doesn't think she is a dog either and flips her nose up at many a 'good' 'quality' 'expensive' "dog" treat, add any modifier you want before dog and it automatically gets put in the reject pile. Now give her my son's old stuffed bear, Snuggle bear, that is her favorite toy, also most of her favorites are human/toddler toys, this one little stuffed puppy from Walgreens that when you squeeze it flashes red lights and says 'Merry Christmas ..ruff..ruff..ruff', and then there is the home cooked chicken and rice she eats, oh...and home cooked Jerky, human beef.

It is partially my fault, I did cave and give up on wasting my hard earned money on luxury dog items and food that she deems unworthy..well, of course..they are meant for dogs..not princesses...

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tee hee. Jasper too. But even Jasper loves bully's! he just can't be bothered with toys.

may want to have her teeth checked. Jasper does not love to chew either, but I noticed when i found something he would chew, he then started chewing more

My boys actually loved these (Cash was allergic so we don't buy them anymore) but they are the right size, help breath and aren't as hard as bully's...

also check out CET dental chews (these really worked for Jasper) be sure to try the petite size cause it is pulverized raw hide (the larger sizes are whole raw hide and could cause choking)

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oh, how I long for the day to have a non-chewer!

I always thought all dogs love walks, not true either.
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Have you tried soaking a rope type toy in chicken broth and freezing it?

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Completely off the subject, but how is Latte doing?
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Originally Posted by unjugetito View Post
Anyone else have a dog who hasn't realized they're a dog?!?!?!
Yep . Mine wont chew on anything either. When I first come home from shopping he goes like nuts to see what's in the bag for him, and takes a chewy acting very happy. He then goes under the dining table and lets that thing lying there for the cats lol. After trying it very hard for years I just gave up and have stopped buying him chewing stuff.
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oh, how I long for the day to have a non-chewer!
And how I long for the day to HAVE a chewer lol. The only time that he would chew on anything is when we have other doggy friends visiting. So I've decided to get a second hav. Maybe, JUST MAYBE this will get him to chew on a regular basis .

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Sometimes I think that Roki is half dog, half human. This morning a plummer came to fix something in the bathroom and Roki participated. He didn't move from the bathroom, sniffed each and every tool, followed each and every plummmer's move with his eyes. At the end he told Roki not to try to fix plumming by himself. Ha, ha!
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Brody is funny about treats. It took several introductions to them before he'd decide it's good (if he ever does). For a long time I thought he wasn't treat motivated, but he actually is. The first few times I tried giving him freeze dried beef liver he sniffed it, turned his nose up at it and walked away. I'd periodically keep trying them with him because the bag was expensive. Around the 4th try he decided he LOVED them! It was at this point that toilet training got soooo much easier! ha ha

I've yet to find a chew treat he really likes. He'll sniff at them, chew them once or twice and then usually abandon it. He did like the nylabone nubby dental bone, but I've yet to find that one again. He's not a huge chewer. He does like to gnaw at the corner of my computer desk though and he was definitely not safe around electrical cords for a long time, but overall he hasn't really wrecked anything!

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