Dog Treat Scam

United States
January 9, 2022 5:08pm CST
I have been buying store bought dog treats lately that come in a bag similar to the Sweet Baby Ray's Teriyaki beef jerky that I eat. The dogs literally beg for the jerky. I believe they would steal it out of my mouth while I was chewing it if given the chance. When I pull out the dog treats, they seem disintetested and reject them. I pull out the jerky and I have to push them away. I have offered them THEIR treats while I was eating jerky but they want no part of it. They want the treats from my bag. So. I emptied a bag of the jerky (yum) and dumped their cookies into the empty bag. I set the bag down in it's usual spot next to me. When I pick up the bag, I can see that I have their attention. I offer treats that they had previously rejected and they can't eat them fast enough. They now LOVE their cookies. It's been working for a couple of days now. I am ashamed that I had to pull a scam on my dogs but the result was successful. Have you ever tricked your pets to get them to eat something they didn't want? This applies more to cookies or treats and not to meds. Everyone has to trick their pets into taking meds. Do you lie, cheat or scam your pets into doing something they don't want to do?
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@DaddyEvil (67684)
• United States
9 Jan
No... my fishies will eat anything I put into their tank. I even have to be careful adding the salt crystals when I do a water change or they'll try to eat those, too.
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• United States
9 Jan
As a kid, we had guppies. I watched in horror as they ate their own offspring. Fish will eat ANYTHING in the tank. You're right. Fish are different.
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@DaddyEvil (67684)
• United States
9 Jan
@Vikingswest1 I have guppies now and watch them eat their own offspring with... not exactly glee, especially when I can get Pretty to watch, but more of vindication...
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• United States
9 Jan
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@JimBo452020 (79763)
• Montrose, Scotland
9 Jan
Lol You are clever
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• United States
9 Jan
Just more clever than the dogs lol.
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@wolfgirl569 (48899)
• Marion, Ohio
10 Jan
I have seen people do that to kids but never pets I do have one dog that willing takes pills when she has needed them.
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• United States
10 Jan
I had a Doberman that was like that. If I was giving it to her, she ate it without complaint. My oldest Terrier will be 15 in a couple of weeks but her days are numbered now. Her last puppy will be 6 this year. I have to trick them with their meds too.
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@wolfgirl569 (48899)
• Marion, Ohio
10 Jan
@Vikingswest1 It is my oldest doberman. She will eat about anything. My beagle mix would even try to work the pills out of ground turkey.
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• United States
10 Jan
@wolfgirl569 I had to switch to peanut butter for pills. It's the sure thing. I've found pills behind chairs too many times over the years. My Doberman would eat anything except black olives. She would pick them off a bite of pizza before she'd eat it.
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@rebelann (94021)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Jan
I love it. I'm lucky, my pup will eat just about anything and he loves his treats.
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• United States
10 Jan
A year old. Wow. Roscoe was JUST that little biting machine of a pup. Lucky he eats anything but I hope that doesn't include shoes lol Nice to see you again
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@rebelann (94021)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Jan
Glad I saw this post. Yeah, he's destroyed at least one pair of house shoes so now I keep them hidden most of the time plus I have to keep my bedroom door closed cause he gets bored and then he chews up my pillow, boy did that tick me off and the worst part is I can't blame him so I can't yell at him
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• United States
10 Jan
@rebelann All the doors are closed here and shoes are kept in the closet. My youngest one has a thing for shoes or things with laces. He won't go for slippers thank goodness. I lost a down pillow to dogs one time. What a mess. I'm STILL finding feathers years later.
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@just4him (260743)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Jan
I never needed to stoop to scamming them. They loved their treats. I'm glad you found a way to get them to eat their treats.
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• United States
10 Jan
They had been eating them but seemed to think my treats were better and refused to eat their own. I've never had dogs that would just walk away from treats. I'm glad it's settled.
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@just4him (260743)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Jan
@Vikingswest1 I'm glad it is too.
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• United States
10 Jan
@just4him Why thank you.
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@kaka135 (14451)
• Malaysia
10 Jan
A good trick! It's good as they are happy and have their treats too. I remembered I mixed some food that my dog liked to eat together with her dog food. As she had to dig to find the rare food, she also ate her normal dog food.
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• United States
10 Jan
Trickery works lol.
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@kaka135 (14451)
• Malaysia
15 Jan
@Vikingswest1 I tried to same trick on some cats, it didn't work. They just pick what they want to eat, and left the rest.
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• United States
15 Jan
@kaka135 Cats are harder to trick. They don't fall for anything but a laser pointer.
@CarolDM (167906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
9 Jan
Great idea. I have done this with my cats. I mix their hairball treats in with the "cookie" treats and they never know.
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• United States
9 Jan
It's nice to know that I'm not the only one lol.
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@CarolDM (167906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
9 Jan
@Vikingswest1 Not at all. All of us parents do the same thing.
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• Philippines
10 Jan
I don't know. Some pet owners are just really smart.