Dogs at the Beach: Vancouver, BC

category: Dogs • 1 min read

2 dogs playing with toys in the water

2 dogs playing with their toys at the beach

Some dogs are very possessive about their toys. Some other dogs don’t care about their toys. They will play with it, then move on to something else. Not these 2 dogs. They kept playing with their own toys and growled at the other as soon as the other got close.

It takes a lot of work, I mean treats, to teach a dog to “leave it” and “drop” whatever she’s possessive about. Basically, it’s a trade/upgrade for something that she already has to something even better, a treat.

Most problems occur when the treat is not a treat. I see a lot of people giving regular/small kibbles as treats. The dog knows that it’s not a treat. It’s just some extra food. A treat is some biscuit or bacon/meat that they only get when they do the “real work”. Then it’s a treat that’s worth working for…


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