With the smell of turkey and sweet potatoes wafting throughout the house on Thanksgiving, the dogs' noses are always on high alert. Oliver's Medical Alert nose not withstanding, even Tanner and Jacque will be quite attuned to what's going on in the kitchen. Cooking is definitely of interest to these boys!
While I prepare a delicious repast for my family, it is also important to assure that the dogs get their yummies to be thankful for. And besides, it keeps them out of mischief when the buffet table may be within Tanner's reach. Isn't counter-surfing fun?!!!
Lots of preparation goes into making this day of family fun a success. Training for good behavior is as important as training to assure no food aggression, preparing a special treat for the dogs, and making sure that all our guests are aware of how best to manage the dogs' presence. After all, the dogs do live here. I don't banish them to the bedroom just because company arrives.
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