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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Question Your chew stuff is better than mine!

I give N-Bone Pearly Whites to Benji and Lizzie. Lizzie gets the small 4" and Benji gets the 6". However, Benji wants to steal Lizzie's. He runs and hides them. Lizzie also wants what he has whether toys or treats. I let them resolve it between themselves but my fear is that Benji may choke on the 4"- PW as he can easily chew it into pieces. Lizzie can't chew easily on the 6" PW. This is the only chew stuff I give them and I am reluctant to take that away. It keeps their teeth, gums healthy and mouth fresh!

Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks!

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Poornima, I need the answer to that because I am going through that with Oreo and Beamer! They could have the exact same chew but it is always that theirs is not as good as the others... lol

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When my three do this, I tell them no and take it away and give it back to the one they stole it from. They get the message.

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Thanks Paige. Its good to know what to do. It seems simple enough but I wondered if this is just a behaviour that we have to simply get used to and accept? Good to know that they understand that it shouldn't happen.

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If I am giving them something that they can chew into a size that is a potential choking hazard, I do separate the dogs. When they are together, the competition seems to encourage them to wolf things down instead of slowly savoring them. If I give a chew treat that is big enough, I always through out one extra (putting three out for two dogs) because someone will want to grab one away, and as long as there is one floating, they seem to always work it out among themselves. Then I take away any nubs when they get to the end, but usually by that time, everyone has settled down and is chewing their own, so they aren't as competitive about it anymore.

I know it isn't as easy to separate Benji and Lizzie, but I'd suggest you give them both the larger size and let her gnaw on it slowly or just wait until one is in the other room with Dad and give them the Pearly Whites separate if you are worried about pieces.
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I had trouble with my littlest Nigel. He would go eat Axl's(lab) food, while she was eating. She is a chow hound, so I thought there was no way she would let it go on, but she did. I had to stop him. He would also eat his food really fast and then go to Reece's and Preston's. I just let him know I was not happy with it and he stopped. He does go lick all bowls after everyone walks away.

Preston will sometimes give a low growl to Nigel to let him know he can't have what he has.

Can you guess from this that Nigel is the pest.

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Kimberly, great idea about putting out an extra chew treat. Sedona, my sweetheart would be very happy with whatever treat she is given but McKenna ALWAYS wants the one Sedona has. When she takes it and Sedona grabs the other one, then McKenna ALWAYS wants the first one back. I need to try the "extra" treat trick. That might get them to the point of simply enjoying their treats faster.

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I hope it works for you, Susan. Sometimes it doesn't work here, especially when Martha was pregnant. She would steal all she could and would hold them between her paws while chewing hers. LOL
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I just gave up on that and I let them play hide the chew, chase each other, etc. I agree about not letting it get to small cause Dora would swallow anything before she let Belle get it.

I made a new game last night- bounce the sample kibble. I have bags and you throw a piece pretending it is something special and they both run after it and first one there gets it. They don't fight over it cause I am already throwing another. Dora learned to use her weight, Belle uses her lack of weight- flying to the next piece!

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Kimberly, I am going to try with an extra one out.

Helen, good luck with Oreo and Beamer!

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