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    alevei, Buckeye Nut Schell

    Dogs can count: one, two, many.

    So don't try to give uneven amounts before 3-4 or they'll figure you out. Also, as long as you're giving one to each (so they can easily follow one, then one, then one), they can count along.

    I have a cue. "That's all." It's just easier to tell them when I'm done giving treats (or playing tug, or fetch, whatever.). They know its time to turn off the part of their brain that keeps hoping for more.

    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Sat May 11, 2013 at 01:08:34 AM PDT

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