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Dogs Caught in the Act!

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Allie the Boxer is standing in front of a food bowl and looking back at Spike the Bulldog

"The following story is of Allie the Boxer and Spike the Bulldog. Allie was a pretty dominant alpha female. A few years after this page was written, I discovered Cesar Millan (the Dog Whisperer) and was able to get all of Allie's dominant behaviors under control, including her attacks on other dogs. Thank you, Cesar!"

Allie the Boxer does not like to let her brother Spike the Bulldog eat. The two of them are constantly fighting over the food bowl. Allie is a female and Spike is a male. I have to say it is Allie who is the major instigator. Spike the Bulldog is pretty laid back. Allie is a typical female dog, wanting to be the boss and have things her way. If Spike really decides he wants to eat he puts her in her place, however they usually just growl at one another during meal time.

Allie will do anything to keep Spike from being able to eat.

Allie the Boxer eating out of a food bowl in a kitchen and Spike the Bulldogs sitting in a corner watching her

The first thing she does is try to eat all of the food herself.

Allie the Boxer is trying to knock over the food bowl and Spike the Bulldog just watches in a corner

Of course there is too much food in the bowl for her to do that so she resorts to the only other thing she can think of...getting rid of that food bowl!

Allie the Boxer pushed the bowl against a stool and Spike the Bulldog is still watching

She starts pushing it around with her snout. She often spills her water in the process.

Allie the Boxer pushing the bowl away from Spike the Bulldog in a corner
Allie the Boxer pushed the food bowl into a bathroom. Spike the Bulldog is watching from behind a cabinet

Here Allie has successfully pushed the food into the bathroom, a place neither dog is allowed to go. They are not allowed in the carpeted parts of the house. Allie will sneak in there; Spike is usually good and stays out.

Allie the Boxer is standing over the food bowl in a bathroom and looking back
Allie the Boxer is walking to the Food Bowl with her head down eyeing up Spike.

I put the food bowl back and tell Allie to get out of that room.

Allie the Boxer pushed the food bowl under the kitchen chairs

So she pushes the bowl under the kitchen chairs. Once again I put the bowl back where it belongs.

Allie the Boxer is walking to the food bowl across a tiled floor

Allie is still stuck on getting rid of that bowl, so she decides to push the bowl down the basement steps! The best spot for her and worst spot for me!

Allie the Boxer pushed a food bowl to the top of a staircase

Allie is nosing the bowl closer to the steps.

Allie the Boxer continuing to move a food bowl to the top of a staircase
Allie the Boxer is eating out of and pushing a food bowl to the edge of the basement steps
View from down the steps looking up at Allie the Boxer who is standing over the bowl of kibble that is hanging over the edge of the steps
Allie the Boxer is looking down a stairwell with a food bowl on the edge of the first step

One more push and this bowl would have been GONE! She's pushed the bowl down these stairs many times! In this house you never know WHERE you will find that food bowl. We often have to go looking for it when it's time to feed the dogs. I have even found the bowl in the living room!

Spike the Bulldog is eating his food next to a stool and Allie the Boxer is watching him

I put the bowl back once again and this time Spike decides he is going to eat once and for all! Allie is not happy about this.

Two food Bowls under a kitchen table with a chair in front of them with scattered kibble on the floor

Allie decided today she would hide the food under the kitchen desk. Maybe Spike won’t see them under there!?

A Food Bowl next to a dining room table in front of a potted plant
Close Up - Food Bowl in front of a potted plant

Another place Allie hid her food—remember, the dogs are not allowed on the carpeted area. Spike will not go in this room for the food; Allie on the other hand...

Food Bowl at the bottom of the basement steps with the dry kibble all over the steps from the top all the way to the bottom on the floor

My family and I were about to sit down and watch a movie on a Saturday night when we hear "CRASH" and we knew Allie succeeded in getting "rid" of the food. To top it all off, this was right after she got herself sprayed by a skunk, and my daughter and I spent the last half hour with a dog, bathtub and a bottle of Skunk Off!

Food Bowl is in a corner between a bench and an old style radio
Food Bowl that is next to an Old Style Radio

BTW, this is where I later found the second food bowl—in the far back corner of the dining room, a room neither dog is allowed to go into.

Friends have told me since Allie was sprayed by the skunk, maybe she will learn not to chase the skunk. Well, Allie has been sprayed twice by a skunk and this is her the very next day after getting sprayed for the second time. She wants to go outside. I opened up the door and what do you think I smelled? You guessed it, SKUNK! So I didn't let her out. Does it look like Allie has learned her lesson? Take a look at this video clip of her wanting to go out and chase the skunk. She is non-stop relentlessly asking!