is running through the house, your unmentionables flapping from his mouth,
right in front of company. Could it get any worse?! Actually, yes, it could.
Not as embarrassing, but definitely more dangerous: my dog met me at the door
gripping a serrated steak knife firmly between his teeth, wagging his entire
body. Ghastly thoughts flashed through my mind: a bloody massacre of sliced
faces of the other dogs as he charged around exuberantly. Or a veterinary
emergency room visit for his shredded gums. (How do you explain that?!) Never
before had I realized the importance of a well-taught “Give” cue!
Not only are they easy skills to
teach, but “give” and “take” are cornerstones of polite dog behavior. Read the entire article here.