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Thanks for backing me up. I don't let them steal each others stuff but they really want to sometimes (though not all the time). With toys, I do let them play tug of war over it when they both seem to agree its just a game. If either starts to get aggressive about it, I intervene. When it comes to things like rawhide, they each start out with their own and usually end up trading every once in a while (Cali abandons hers first and Maui steals it, then Cali takes his old one with the process repeating every few minutes). They are doing better than I imagined and are really good with each other. I really feel lucky about that.
Why is it when given two identical toys/treats/chewies two dogs ... short end of the stick? What's the deal with that?

the grass is always greener on the other side, so, whatever the other dog has must be better than what you've got. it can be especially entertaining when you've got 5-6 bones, and the dogs play musical bones with them.

I experimented with that the other day. I gave each dog a teeny greenie and then put another on the floor. Cali started in on hers and Maui abandoned his for the one of the floor. Then Maui went back and forth with the 2 while Cali chewed on hers. When she walked away, Maui went for it. She saw he left his so she got it. It was pretty funny to see.
I gave each dog a teeny greenie and then put another on the floor.

I'm surprised people are still giving these. Like Booda Velvets, too many problems to risk IMO, but I'm definitely an "err on the side of caution" type of person. There was an article about Greenie deaths in the paper this weekend. They showed a pic of a woman's dog who died (supposedly from ingestion, but elderly and other problems existed as well) and her other dogs too. They were all horribly obese. Chi mixes, beagles, etc - as round as tall or long. UGH.

While I'm not saying that Greenies can't be a real problem (my one personal experience wasn't good), this woman is going to kill her dog with calories if a Greenie doesn't get them.

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Why is it when given two identical toys/treats/chewies two dogs ... short end of the stick? What's the deal with that?

With my dogs, it's not a case of wanting it instead, it's a case of wanting it also - just plain old greed.

Maui is kinda like that. He usually gets some of Cali's and then finishes it while she is eating some of his. Then, he waits until she ignores it for a second and he swoops in for the rest.
I gave each dog a teeny greenie and then put another on the floor.

I'm surprised people are still giving these. Like Booda Velvets, too many problems to risk IMO, but I'm definitely ... personal experience wasn't good), this woman is going to kill her dog with calories if a Greenie doesn't get them.

I haven't heard bad things about greenies. guess I have to google them and see.
There was an article about Greenie deaths
in the paper this weekend. While I'm not saying that Greenies can't be a real problem (my one personal experience wasn't good), this woman is going to kill her dog with calories if a Greenie doesn't get them.

My dogs don't ever get them because of the incredibly high protein in them. When you're trying to keep total protein down around 20%, it doesn't take many greenies fed to a 15 pound dog before you've lost any chance of making the math work.
~~Judy
I haven't heard bad things about greenies. guess I have to google them and see.

Where've ya been? Choking and lodging deaths mostly.

I gave each dogs one a few years ago. Lucy was all excited over other stuff, and bit her LARGE one in half and swallowed both halves. I would have thought they were too hard for that, but apparently NOT.

I don't give rawhide of any sort, nor pig ears or such. Too much risk.
Several years ago, when they first came out, I started hearing stories about Booda Velvets tearing up stomachs and such. I had already decided not to buy them again (had them once) because one of my previous dogs uncharacteristically growled at a passing cat over one. It was taken away and trashed then and there.

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
I haven't heard bad things about greenies. guess I have to google them and see.

Where've ya been? Choking and lodging deaths mostly. I gave each dogs one a few years ago. Lucy was ... for that, but apparently NOT. I don't give rawhide of any sort, nor pig ears or such. Too much risk.

I don't bother with pig ears. They gave Zivia diarrhea so I never got in the habit of giving them. Trip doesn't like Greenies but Wojo does. I hadn't heard about the choking but he gets them very rarely. (He has had two in his life.) Both boys love rawhide but I'll pick them up when I start seeing small pieces. So I have small, by GSD standards, chunks of rawhide all over the house, up high.
Off topic, do the attachments on the Dyson vacuum really work with good suction?
Beth
I haven't heard bad things about greenies. guess I have to google them and see.

Where've ya been? Choking and lodging deaths mostly.

oh, yeah, I did hear that. I was thinking you meant the stuff they are made of or something like that (like with diamond food).
I gave each dogs one a few years ago. Lucy was all excited over other stuff, and bit her LARGE ... for that, but apparently NOT. I don't give rawhide of any sort, nor pig ears or such. Too much risk.

do you give them any store bought bones/chewies? if so, what are some that you have good experiences with?
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