While compiling my 'dream' list of tricks/behaviors for my still-theoretical dog, I remembered that a couple of dogs in my neighborhood have died under suspicious circumstances. So I looked around the web for different ways of keeping dogs from eating things on the ground or taking things from strangers. The main ones are: 1) Only have dog eat from a certain bowl (I assume my dog will have a dedicated dish and all, but I don't know that I won't forget it somewhere or that it won't get broken/lost) 2) Only have dog eat when I say it's ok (maybe?) 3) Only have dog eat when *I* give him the food (not practical at all, what if I go somewhere and need to have someone dogsit?) 4) Food with a 'shock' left outside (I have no idea how this one works) 5) variants on reprimanding when dog seems willing to take food from Other People Maybe what I really want is two separate things. First, that my dog will not eat poo or garbage he runs across during walks, and second, that he not eat or drink anything (potentially containing antifreeze :dogtongue: ) that someone might try to give him. Any suggestions?