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I recently got a job at a local pet store.. ..and I've run across a phenomenon that utterly baffles me. I simply CANNOT FATHOM why this could possibly be happening. and considering the hundreds of pounds of dog food we have to haul off trucks, sort and the haul up ladders every week.. .I think that whatever the ultimate purpose of this particular dog food purchaser behavior.. ..its really rather asinine in the end.

so help me dog people.. .


why in the EVERLOVING HELL would any one open a bag of dog food in the store and leave it hidden behind all the other bags! ? I know it's not the employees. I know it's not just hauling losses because I put those bags out and they weren't torn.

so confuuuused.. .....0_o
 

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Maybe someone having their dog "sample" the food to see if they will eat it? Mice/rats? People do some really strange things.
 

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maybe they have to taste test it for the dog before they buy? o. o

...though. ..I don't think I've ever met dog people who haven't at least WONDERED.. .if not more.. ..what dog food and biscuits taste like.. ..
 

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...though. ..I don't think I've ever met dog people who haven't at least WONDERED.. .if not more.. ..what dog food and biscuits taste like.. ..
I've definitely tasted pretty much every food and biscuits I've given my dog, kind of why I stopped buying dog treats. Only thing I haven't really tried is canned tripe, need a few beers before that.

Was the bag just a 5lb bag up on the shelves? Cause even hiding that seems ridiculous enough. Imagining some guy hauling around 30lb bags to hide one in the back is hilarious to me.
 

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I've definitely tasted pretty much every food and biscuits I've given my dog, kind of why I stopped buying dog treats. Only thing I haven't really tried is canned tripe, need a few beers before that.

Was the bag just a 5lb bag up on the shelves? Cause even hiding that seems ridiculous enough. Imagining some guy hauling around 30lb bags to hide one in the back is hilarious to me.
two different varieties of small breed Nutro, one Solid Gold, and a bag of TOTW. all five pounders.. .
 

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To see kibble size maybe? I dunno... I can't imagine ever opening a bag! I always just feel thru the bag to figure out kibble size lol.
 

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I swear some people just don't think. I was shopping with a friend once and she opened some eyeshadow and tried it on. And put it back! I told her that was shoplifting, and she said "no it's not--look, I left the eyeshadow right there!". But the fact that they hide it makes me think they do know it's wrong on some level. Unlike my eyeshadow-ruining friend.
 

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I wouldn't do that. If the dog won't eat it, I'll give it to a shelter. As much as I'd prefer to know if my dog will or won't eat something before I buy it, I'm not gonna open it in the store then hide it if my dog doesn't like it.
Now, I will open some things, but only if doing so will not result in any damage to the packaging or product whatsoever. For example: A muzzle that was in a cardboard box that had no sealant tape. I took it out to try it on my dog, then put it back when it did not fit. You could never tell it had been opened. If I have to break a seal or something similar, I just won't open it and take my chances of the product being the wrong size. I can always take it back and return or exchange it.
 

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I've definitely tasted pretty much every food and biscuits I've given my dog, kind of why I stopped buying dog treats. Only thing I haven't really tried is canned tripe, need a few beers before that.
You won't need a few beers to taste these cookies from Grandma Lucy's.

http://www.grandmalucys.com/organic_apple.html

I think they have more sweeteners than cookies meant for people. They really are really good. You could serve them to your friends and they wouldn't know that they were eating dog cookies. :wink: It really is one for each dog and one for me. (Just don't open a bag at the pet store without paying for it!:pound:)
 

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You won't need a few beers to taste these cookies from Grandma Lucy's.

http://www.grandmalucys.com/organic_apple.html

I think they have more sweeteners than cookies meant for people. They really are really good. You could serve them to your friends and they wouldn't know that they were eating dog cookies. :wink: It really is one for each dog and one for me. (Just don't open a bag at the pet store without paying for it!:pound:)
there are some horse treats that are really tasty too lol

though I dont get why people do that. I know one of the places here allows you to take the food back if your dog doesn't like it, cant have it, etc. I mean as long as the bag is still pretty full.
 

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I bet they may have been stealing a small portion of the food and by opening it and hiding it they can come back and do it again and again if they never get caught and have free dog food.
 

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there are some horse treats that are really tasty too lol

though I dont get why people do that. I know one of the places here allows you to take the food back if your dog doesn't like it, cant have it, etc. I mean as long as the bag is still pretty full.
we do that but you still have to pay for it initially lol.
 

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That would really tick me off. I think I would post big fake video cameras shelf high with signs that say you're being watched so don't even think about opening the freakin' bags!!! :)
 

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What do you do with the open bags? If you give it away, could a staff member be opening them, knowing they could have the bag?
 

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I work at a pet store, too. We have customers open boxes of treats and give their dog a few, and then put the opened box back on the shelf.

But we've never had someone open a bag of dog food...:doh:
 

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What do you do with the open bags? If you give it away, could a staff member be opening them, knowing they could have the bag?
Thats what I was thinking too.
 
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