I recently decided to really start working more on "leave it" and "drop it" with Dexter. After the ball eating incident I think he needs more work. The last 3 nights we have been working on this - first night with junk mail...2nd night with my husband's shirt, last night with underwear (he loves underwear). We are doing very well...he still goes and takes the item to start running around with it, but now I am getting him to drop it on his own and come sit (next to Kirby) in the kitchen and get a treat.
This morning I get out of the shower and look at Dex and he has that look that he's being bad...sure enough he decided to steal the remote control and chew on it (he hasn't done this in a year) :shock: So I go to the kitchen and call them (telling Dex to drop it). Amazingly enough it worked and he dropped it on his own and came to me.
So I'm happy we're making progress, but angry he chewed up another remote...it still works, just now we have 2 that are all taped up :shock: