YOURS, MINE, OR OURS?

Dogs love the things we love. And, more often, they love them more than their own things.

Let’s have a look at some everyday items. Are they for you, for your dog, or for you both?

Leia loves her ball.

Whose tennis ball is this?

A lot of us love to spend time on the court chasing one of these around. And dogs love to chase them too. No matter how you bounce it, a tennis ball can be lots of fun for everyone.

Hey, that's my shoe.

Hey, that’s my shoe!

But my dog doesn’t always appreciate that fact.

This shoe belongs to Penelope.

This shoe belongs to Penelope.

Although it squeaks, it’s not as much fun.

Nobody runs around the house trying to getting back. And nobody cares if it’s destroyed.

Kleenex

My Kleenex.

This seems simple, doesn’t it? However…

 

Maybe not.

Maybe not.

The way that many dogs see Kleenex, often means “Kleen-up” for you.

 

Yoda.

Yoda.

This is actually a dog toy found in Petco. But be careful. Toys like this declare open season on your kids’ toys. And nothing starts the tears faster than when your dog beats the stuffing out of the wrong toy.

My water bottle.

My water bottle.

We all carry these around.

But be careful where you put it.

But be careful where you put it.

Or it may end up looking like this.

TV remote.

TV remote.

Sure, we think TV remotes are ours.

But dogs know that they’re the perfect way to get us off of the couch.

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How do you get your things back?

Food tops the chart. If your dog gets something he shouldn’t have and threatens its demise, hold something edible to his nose and make a quick switch.

And that’s the scoop, straight from the dog’s mouth.

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