Hey all, sorry I've been awol, I had to reformat my hard drive & lost my faves... but I'm back again and I have a PROBLEM!!
Ok, please don't get mad at me for the first part of this but read through & try to help me with the last part ok?
It's a 5 minute walk to our corner store, I take Shelby with me when I'm running over there to grab a bag of milk. I can tie her right out front of the store, up at the window where I can see her clearly at all times. The store employees know us & don't mind me tying her so close, they even keep an eye on her too.
So tonight, I go in the store, grab the milk and as I turn to the counter, I see a man right up at Shelby with a plate of food (from the store - nachos or something). I go right out to him & tell him NOT to feed MY dog. He says ok, sorry. I run back to the counter to pay for the milk (with my debit card so it takes a minute longer) and during this time, the guy is still standing pretty close to Shelby but I don't see him handing her food. As soon as I'm done, I dash out to her & notice she's totally licking her chops and he's now standing a good 10 feet away beside his truck. I then notice he's obviously drunk and he laughs at me that my dog ate HALF his hot dog!!! AUGH!!!!
So I reminded him that I'd asked him not to feed her and that I was not impressed. I tried my best to give him attitude (I'm a super softee and I hate it!!!) and took Shelby home.
Now we feed her table scraps, so I'm not super worried about her getting an upset stomach, but how do I get her to be wary of strangers & NOT take food from them?!
She's 7 1/2 yrs old now, she's spoiled rotten (no, seriously, she IS) and is super friendly to everyone... anyone walking by on the street she's always eager to say hi to. Anyone with food she's more eager to greet, and people are always overly eager to feed my dog... why?!!
So other than the never leave my dog unattended - which I know I should not do, but if I have to - how do I teach her to say NO to strangers?
Jill & the ever so spoiled & now farty Shelby