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Q & A: Dog Obedience Through Hot Sauce

Question: Obedience Through Hot Sauce?

“I’ve heard that pouring hot sauce on a piece of meat will teach a dog to ignore any food found lying on the ground. Is this practice of obedience acceptable? And is it safe?”


No! and No! Any trainer advocating that method had better go back to school. It may teach a dog to avoid a piece of meat that has first been laced with hot sauce, but a person bent on teaching a dog to avoid something with scolding hot sauce does not have positive dog training in the forefront of his or her mind.

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