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I think this would be considerd a training thing, (read below)

When you show your dog, (lets say) a peice of watermelon, would your dog take a bite of it, or lick it.

Sparky licks it, and I don't like that, because if I offer it to him i'd like it to not be 'drained'.
I'm trying to teach him a 'bite it' command. Obviously used just on food and I wont use it for evil. :whistle:

So would your dog lick it or take a chunk ?
 

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I think this would be considerd a training thing, (read below)

When you show your dog, (lets say) a peice of watermelon, would your dog take a bite of it, or lick it.

Sparky licks it, and I don't like that, because if I offer it to him i'd like it to not be 'drained'.
I'm trying to teach him a 'bite it' command. Obviously used just on food and I wont use it for evil. :whistle:

So would your dog lick it or take a chunk ?
i'm not sure i understand what you are asking. drained?
when i show my dog something that i am not sure he likes, like a bit of apple, he will sniff it and lick it. if he wants it he will bite it. when i've shown him things i don't know that he likes but assume he wants, like the first time i gave him liver, he bites it right off (liver just smells so dang good:D)
my dog is a good size too, so he can bite stuff more easily, i have found that some little dogs take a bit longer to actually bite into a treat and will often lick at them for a bit (depending on the dog and the treat)....

does that help?



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I teach "take it" ("bite it" sounds...I dunno...evil...like you said) with a toy. Its not hard to get a dog to bite food (unless is som'thing they don't like...)

why watermellon? (theres an echo in here!)
LOL I didn't even think to say this but I use "take it" for everything...when I feed my dogs they sit, leave it, then take it. for treats take it. toys, take it, etc
 

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my houndx will eat watermelon and she licks it then after its not so wet will eat it. Noel (bloodhound) wont take anything in her mouth food, toys ect. i am trying for open so it makes it a lil less messy for the vet to worm her.
 
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