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My husband says i'm being my normal worry wart but I can't help it! Every time we BBQ I feel the need to put our BBQ in a place where our dog can't touch it which makes it kinda inconvienent . I just don't want her to touch it and burn her nose. My husband however says that dogs sense the dangers of hot items and she won't get that close. Is that true ?
 

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you are right to be cautious, not to mention that BBQ has lots of cooked, brittle bones that can kill a dog if injested. dogs will eat anything, or try to eat anything
 

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Our dog once ate meat off the LIT barbecue!! She's a houdini and wasnt injured (thank goodness!) but we are more cautious now. Of all the dangerous items to touch a barbecue has to be pretty high up the list, imagine how delicious it must smell to a dog if we humans think it smells good.
 

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I most certainly do not allow my dogs near the grill when it is lit. There is a space under the grill near the propane tank too that I fear ... like the gas lines!!! I may sound mean ... but my dogs watch me from inside the house when I am cooking on the grill.
 

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I may sound mean ... but my dogs watch me from inside the house when I am cooking on the grill.
I'm with Abbylynn - unless I'm standing right next to the grill the whole time, the dogs stay inside while the grill is on. If I'm there and carefully monitoring, that's different, but they are definitely not allowed anywhere near the grill unsupervised when it's on. My has a little cabinet that closes on the propane tank and gas lines and all, so I'm not worried about chewing, but I'm not giving them a chance to stick their noses in the hot grill!
 

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My grill is tall and my dog is short, so it's not really a concern for me. But if it were a situation where it was like, physically possible for the dog to get into the hot parts of the grill I would definitely keep a close eye out. You're not being over-protective at all.
 

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Well dogs are really known for their excellent judgment and good decision-making skills.*




*Not really.
Kabota tried to stick his head in 400F oven. Dogs, or at least my dog, do not "sense hot" and stay away. You're being smart. Does your husband really want to pay for an emergency vet visit for a burned nose?
 

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Yep, I don't consider my dog a dumb dog at all but if I let him anywhere near a grill with food on it he'd be trying his damnedest to get that food. We have little neighborhood cookouts during the spring/summer and lots of the neighbors have their dogs out. Jubel is NEVER a part of the gatherings if food is involved as I wouldn't get to relax at all if he was there. Jubel is extremely food motivated and a number of my neighbors give him treats just about every time they see him so he gets really excited anytime he sees them. Combine that with lots of food he'd be crazy.
 
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