making your dog wait

Australia
July 21, 2007 2:44am CST
hi does anyone else do this i have trained my dog to sit and not eat food unless i click my fingers to say eat. today i fed him and must have forgot to click my fingers anyway i come outside about an hour later to find my dog still sitting by his food looking at me as if to say can i eat yet. has anyone else trained there dog to do this?
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
22 Jul 07
My dogs dont do that but I did know of one dog that did, unfortuntely the owner forget and went out and came back a few hours later and the dog was still sitting in a pool of drool...
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• Australia
22 Jul 07
i know u don't think for one second that they would resist not eating it but they do. dogs are so loyal
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
22 Jul 07
They can be, its unreal..What is your dog ?
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• Australia
25 Jul 07
boy german shepard his name is brennan
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• Philippines
22 Jul 07
I have never encountered such training. but you are a good trainer of dog, why not train him/her to not eat food given by strangers... that way you can protect him from those who want to take advantage of him and might take him away. Here in my country, dog with identified breed are taken and sold to other people. We dont have that system yet which protect dogs and other house pets. theres this guy in the news that trains his dog not to eat food from just anybody who passes by...
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• Australia
22 Jul 07
he is our family pet but he is a guard dog also so i think if anyone wants to come on your property then i need to protect the dog in this training so he protects us. i never lock a door or a window even when i leave the house i just don't need to its good
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
21 Jul 07
Hi there. Yes, Actually my husband will make our dog sit down and wait for her food, and she does, he gets her food ready for her and she sits there, he will then put her food down on the ground he gives the command to eat, she will...
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• Australia
21 Jul 07
i figure its the way u get respect from the dog, it puts u as the alpha. my dog (brennan) is a boy so they can be a bit more head strong than a girl dog, i do believe if i get another i will get a female dog next. though must say i felt so bad that he was left so long in front of his food i gave him 1/2 of my steak i had for tea
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
30 Jul 07
The German Shepherd I have now is not trained to do that, but I have her trained with silent hand signals for sit, lie down, snarl, bark, growl and snarl, and 'git em.' I live on a farm in the country and sometimes silent signals work well. The Great Dane I had was taught not to eat anything from anybody except me and my girls. My (now ex) hubby was a Harley mechanic, and in the winter we'd have upwards of 10 or so Harleys in the back shop. Since we were in the middle of nowheresville, I had the Dane trained that way so that if we were going to be robbed they couldn't bribe him with a promise of fresh meat or food. (I have seen guard dogs that were bribed with fresh meat, and poisoned meat.) Like your dog, dogs that are trained this way absolutely know 100% that you are alpha and leader of the pack.
• Australia
30 Jul 07
i'm kinda of there with the silent hand signals german sheperds are smart enough to pick it up. a great dane how beautiful and yes its so true people will train a dog to guard but not trained not to take food off strangers. yes i felt it was important as a female to make sure my boy dog knows i'm the alpha i have two small children and its important he listens to me
• United States
21 Jul 07
wow you left the room and he still sat and waited for permission?! thats amazing! we train our dogs to wait until they get the "ok" also. in general its just a good idea, it can prevent them from gobbling up something that they shouldnt! like chocolate! friend of the family once offered a small piece of chocolate to one of our dogs cause he was drooling for a piece of course. he set the chocolate down on the floor and our dog looked over at me for permission! which i didnt really expect him to do at all..but thankfully he did! cause it could have made him sick!
• Australia
21 Jul 07
yeah surprised me he knows he has to wait but wait that long i was surprised too. but good to know if someone thru poisoned foor over the fence to get the dog he wouldn't touch it, people often think they have a dog for protection but most dogs would take a piece of meat from a stranger. glad to see your dogs are trained also, and i hope u gave your friend a telling off chocolate can kill a dog is that right?
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Wow! That is neat. Mine just roll their eyes at me, so it is a hopeless cause to even try to teach them something new. *laughing*