How My Dog Manipulate Me Into Giving Him Treats!

Let me show you in a series of shots how my dog Chester, a golden retriever use food as a protesting tool to get affection from me (a disguise actually).

Dinner time is always like this: Chester protesting beside his food bowl. He doesn’t want to finish his food no matter how many times I say “Chester, FINISH YOUR FOOD!”. He’s showing his classic koh lian look (pitiful look).

While patting him I say “Come on Chester good boy. Finish your food ar.” Then he begins to munch some. The moment I stop touching and giving him encouragement he stops as well.

He’s again showing his koh lian look.

So again I give him some encouragement such as “If you finish your food, I give you cookie!”, “Good boy ohh”…

Sometimes he will purposely leave 1 last piece of kibble on the plate. I will try shoving the piece into his mouth but he will spit it out showing me his disgusted look… with his tongue out as well as in saying “Yuck, ptui”. That is really something!

So now he has finished his food but eh wait… why is he standing there? Don’t you know golden retrievers are smart dogs? He’s standing in front of his treasure room… waiting for treats!

Still can’t see the picture how he manipulate me? He wants me to know that he finish all his food with great difficulty when I’m right beside him so that I can award him treats. Something like ‘he performs a trick liao so he should get a treat! In this case, ‘finish unfavorable’ food liao, so he’s waiting for his treat’

Smart dog eh?

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  • Reply Foong June 11, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Wah! Your dog so manja lah! And smart of course. πŸ˜€

  • Reply MonkeyWong June 11, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Chester wants people to sayang him more! :laughing:

  • Reply wuching June 11, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    *put on sad face* πŸ™ che-cheh manja me?

  • Reply cc June 11, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    That is one smart dog! :applause:

  • Reply hcfoo June 11, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Really smart! Eh, now I realized u put a napkin on him when makan time?

  • Reply Bengbeng June 11, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    if chester like this, mayb i better hold back Oopi as a future bride for him πŸ™‚

  • Reply Che-Cheh June 12, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Foong, ya he’s very manja! :tongue:

    MonkeyWong, like human being eh.

    Wuching, you too old for me to manja you la.

    CC, hehe yeah!

    Hcfoo, ohh that’s not a napkin. That’s a scarf/bandana.

    Bengbeng, :laughing:

  • Reply hedonistics anonymous June 12, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    LOL. maybe it’s time to change his brand of kibble?

  • Reply Bryan June 12, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    What was the treat then? A kiss ah? :kiss Keke…

  • Reply Dawn June 12, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Chester very geng. My dogs pretty much inhale their food the moment after we give them the command to eat. Labs are food hounds! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Che-Cheh June 12, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Hedo, just changed nia and he’s already mogok’ing. Grrr. I admit I spoil him too much.

    Bryan, Ohh most of the times dog cookies lor but sometimes a few kisses. He don’t like me kissing him. He’ll run away. :LOL:

    Dawn, wah so good! or is it becoz I spoil Chester?

  • Reply pacco June 13, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    haha… chester so manja…

    if pacco did that, i will tell her “u better don’t eat. i keep all food away”…

    that’s why she always eat at the speed of hungry ghost. liking the bowl eventhough is yucking boring dog kibble… LoL :LOL:

  • Reply Che-Cheh June 13, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Pacco, ohmygod if like that ah I think Chester is a spoilt brad! Time to be the boss back!

  • Reply Snoopygirl June 20, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Great job Chester!!!!

    I think I’ll do a post one day about the “mind-control” mechanism I put over the hoomans. The thing is, my adik Rusty is starting to figure that out too!! :hypnotized:

    Kekekeke… The hoomans need to be trained.. Remember that..


  • Reply Che-Cheh June 23, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Snoopygirl, oh do share with me your mind-control thingy. :hehe:

  • Reply mang0 June 25, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Hehe, my dog also like that, only eat his food when people is around.

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