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Old 05-16-2018, 12:13 PM
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Yesterday, my son brought over a couple of pounds of fresh picked Morrell mushrooms. I had never had them before.
I left the bowl on the counter and walked out with him as he was leaving.

Came back in to a very happy Vizsla ! Ate em all..

More coming today. Going to sauté in butter.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:23 PM
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honeycomb looking things?
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:26 PM
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honeycomb looking things?
yes. They look like brains.
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Mousetraps are your friend! Was the only way I could cure counter surfing. Leave'em set and right on the edge of the counter. The snap scares them more than anything.
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I’d beat my dog with a shovel if she ever jumped on the counter and ate my food.

Never had to do that, she knows her place in my house.
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I’d beat my dog with a shovel if she ever jumped on the counter and ate my food.

Never had to do that, she knows her place in my house.
I beat mine whether they do anything wrong or not, but my dad beat his also.
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Originally Posted by AsurfAholic View Post
I’d beat my dog with a shovel if she ever jumped on the counter and ate my food.

Never had to do that, she knows her place in my house.
They don't jump "on the counter" and walk around. They get up on their back legs, front legs on the counter, and they have a look around while you're NOT looking around. Oh gee, what's this over here? MY! IT'S A TASTY MUSHROOM, YUMMY!!!

My Lab Sassy (RIP) was a horrible counter surfer. Came in from work one day and she had snatched a bunch of bananas off the counter. Found them in the backyard, mostly chewed. Like I said, mousetraps will usually cure the problem.
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Mousetraps are your friend! Was the only way I could cure counter surfing. Leave'em set and right on the edge of the counter. The snap scares them more than anything.
The PETA police on here are gonna put you UNDER the jail now.
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I beat mine whether they do anything wrong or not, but my dad beat his also.
that's the only reason to have a dog.
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The PETA police on here are gonna put you UNDER the jail now.
Uh-oh... I'll really be screwed when they find out I used an automatic shock collar to cure her from endless barking. It gave her three chances. Bark once, no problem. Bark twice, still no problem. Bark three times in a row, EL ZAPPO! She learned quickly. Wasn't too long before I took the batteries out of the collar, and then removed it. All I had to do was just show her the collar if she was barking excessively. She'd immediately shut up.
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Uh-oh... I'll really be screwed when they find out I used an automatic shock collar to cure her from endless barking. It gave her three chances. Bark once, no problem. Bark twice, still no problem. Bark three times in a row, EL ZAPPO! She learned quickly. Wasn't too long before I took the batteries out of the collar, and then removed it. All I had to do was just show her the collar if she was barking excessively. She'd immediately shut up.
They work wonders. I’ve used them on my share of bird dogs. Most recent was a few years ago, to break my parents dog from barking around our then, sleeping infant. It’ll drop them too their knees.
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Originally Posted by REMfish7 View Post
I beat mine whether they do anything wrong or not, but my dad beat his also.
You and your Dad beat your what?
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
They don't jump "on the counter" and walk around. They get up on their back legs, front legs on the counter, and they have a look around while you're NOT looking around. Oh gee, what's this over here? MY! IT'S A TASTY MUSHROOM, YUMMY!!!

My Lab Sassy (RIP) was a horrible counter surfer. Came in from work one day and she had snatched a bunch of bananas off the counter. Found them in the backyard, mostly chewed. Like I said, mousetraps will usually cure the problem.
Oh yes they do. My beagle is 8-10 inches at the shoulder and jumps on the counter, high top table, and bathroom sink. I have to put food in the second level of the pantry. I've also seen her push a barstool out for help.
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
Mousetraps are your friend! Was the only way I could cure counter surfing. Leave'em set and right on the edge of the counter. The snap scares them more than anything.
He is very good at standing on his hind legs. When we have him out for runs he will stand up to see better.
Also the cats tend to walk on the counters. Actually I like the mousetrap idea better when I think of the cats.
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You and your Dad beat your what?
don’t even go there.
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Originally Posted by REMfish7 View Post
I beat mine whether they do anything wrong or not, but my dad beat his also.
I don’t think we are on the same page here.........

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Try having a Great Dane! Kings of counter surfing!
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Originally Posted by AsurfAholic View Post

I don’t think we are on the same page here.........

I was playing off the father takes belt to daughter thread.
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Try having a Great Dane! Kings of counter surfing!
I have a very tall lab. Same thing. He's only 1 1/2 yo. To date he's only snatched three items and only ate about a 1/4 of those. Left the rest on the counter. All cakes... apparently he has a sweet tooth.
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We had an Afghan hound growing up. He could rest his head on the counter. Smartest idiot dog I’ve ever seen. Throw a ball at him, watch it bounce off his face and then he would give you a WTF you do that for look.

He would grab a single donut from a dozen box every hour or two. Took us months to figure out where they were going since they would disappear slowly over time.

Our lab Shepard mix who passed away and in August snatched a gingerbread house off the table one night. I couldn’t figure out why she was restless and breathing heavy all night. Kept waking me up. Next morning the destruction was impressive. Pooped a rainbow for a few days after.
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