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  1. Wonderful post, as usual!

    A few years ago Rachel Rae (an American food expert with a daytime TV talk show) invited a veterinary behaviorist on to solve the problem a woman (who lived upstate) was having with one of her two Labradors. The dog was chewing on two things and two things only: the TV remote and the woman’s cell phone.

    The behavioral expert went into all sorts of strange (I thought) and ridiculous (ditto) explanations for the behavior, and how to solve it.

    To me it seemed extraordinarily simple (especially when we saw footage of the woman constantly ignoring her dogs to talk on the phone!): the dog was chewing on things the woman had invested the most emotion in or projected the most emotion onto.

    My solution (The one I yelled at the TV set?) GIVE THE DOG MORE FETCH TIME! YOU HAVE A HUGE BACK YARD! WHY AREN’T YOU USING IT?

    LCK

    1. Thankyou Lee – your story is brilliant – its odd how the obvious gets overlooked! The more I explore the behaviour of my dogs the more difficult I find separating my dogs behaviour from mine!

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