Bean Behaving Badly

Bean is a high-spirited dog. He has a mind of his own. A neighbor suggested I use a clicker to train him. Bean began responding well to the command “Come.” Then we got ice-covered snow and Bean’s obedience came to an end.

With the arrival of the new snow Bean is able to walk over the top of it. So does a bunny that frequents our backyard. The bunny leaves droppings across the snow. Bean loves bunny poop! On the frozen snow it is easy to find and eat.

I checked online about this canine practice which grosses me out. It said the habit will not hurt the dog but it is best to discourage the practice. Good luck with that!

Since the icy snow I don’t know if Bean really needs to go or if he just wants to hunt for more tasty morsels. Yesterday he went outside twice just for the treats.

This morning I took him out on short leash twice. Bean didn’t do his duty either time. We are having a war of the wills.

I checked online sources again. The number one suggestion is to improve the dog’s diet. Bean gets good, expensive food. So that’s not it.

Another source said to put something on the bunny pooh the dog doesn’t like, such as Tabasco sauce. I tried cayenne pepper. Guess what? He liked it.

So I went around and cleaned up all the bunny droppings I could find. Bah!

Before this latest doggy challenge, I have been thinking a lot about dogs, obedience, people and God. I have a few thoughts about this but I will them save until another time. TBC. 🐕

P.S. We got some Cholula Hot Sauce and Bean does not like it! Yeah!

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I love Jesus! He is my eternal hope, fullness of joy, calm in the storm and so much more. I enjoy reading, cooking, blogging and bird watching. I have two wonderful kids and a loving husband. God is good.

10 thoughts on “Bean Behaving Badly”

  1. Yes, I have read it’s fairly nutritious. The amazing thing is Bean is not the only one who doesn’t like the Hot Sauce. The bunny has left the yard. Bean now goes out and does his duty (for the most part). There is no more bunny poop!


    1. This will make you laugh. I write one funny post a year. 😂 Last year I wrote about a bat flying around our basement during the Super Bowl. My husband hit it with a tennis racket. Then we couldn’t find it. 🤣

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