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Old August 16th, 2003, 12:28 AM
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I have a couple of friends with a Cocker Spaniel who did that, they just could not break her of the habit. One day she managed to swallow one and needed a $600.00 surgery to remove it or she would have died...now her people keep the laundry basket in a closet and just don't leave socks where she can find them. Socks were the only thing she "stole" - other laundry she left alone.

You could try spraying cayenne pepper sauce or Bitter Apple on every sock you "intentionally" leave lying around...that MIGHT work. Or you could get her some special designated objects, and try training her to bring those to you instead - but if she's like my friends' dog, she might just be too obsessive about the socks to easily break the habit, and the simplest thing is to get into the habit of keeping socks away....

Sometimes the path of least resistance is the easiest one!
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