What do you hide from your dog?
Yesterday I rushed home so I could take the dogs for a walk at the dog park before dark. After a quick potty break, I loaded the dogs up into the car and headed out.
As I drove down the street on our way there, I noticed a neighbor going into his garage. He had his hand behind hid back and in it he had a Chuckit Stick and ball. I started laughing. I can SO relate. If you have a ball-obsessed dog like Jasper, you know exactly how excited they get when they see the stick and ball.
I have been known to hide his ball and Chuckit behind my back too. He gets WAY too excited when he sees it, especially when we go to the dog park where toys are allowed. It is much easier to get him inside the park before I show him the stick and ball.
I don’t know about you, but I have had to hide a few things from my dogs over the years:
- Dog treats
- Peanut butter
- People food
- Me leaving home (Cupcake carries on when I leave.)
- The water jug (Jasper likes to attack the water as I dump it out of their outdoor water dish.)
I am not above admitting that I have even snuck into the kitchen while the dogs were sleeping and quietly opened a package of treats (for me) just so my dogs don’t come running to the kitchen to see if they can grab a piece of fallen food for themselves. I don’t know if you know this, but Sheltie ears are quite good at hearing package wrapping being removed. Cupcake is definitely the queen bee in this area.
I’ve got to think I am not alone in hiding things from my dogs, so I thought I would ask you.
What do YOU hide from YOUR dogs?