It's said that dogs must be told off for a wrongdoing within 30 seconds or they won't know what you are talking about (well, very quickly afterwards anyway). To that I say "Fooey!!" because... One day I came home from college around 5pm and my mum told me (out of earshot of our GSD) that that morning she (the dog, not my mum) had chased a wild baby bunny up and down the back fence, caught it, and eaten all of it except its head... :yikes: . My mum, being a softy like me, was not happy about this!! Anyway... my mum asked me to take the dog down the back as usual to do her number 2s, because we had an area of scrubland beyond the back fence which was her spot. I went half way with her, then stopped, folded my arms disapprovingly, and in full sentence 'human speak', said "I know what you did this morning. I'm not going with you - you can go by yourself!" Well she went bananas to humble and endear herself. She ran up to me, ears flat, crouching so low and wagging so hard that she practically whipper-snipped the grass behind her butt. This was totally new behaviour for her. You know how it is as a dog owner..??..I have absolutely NO doubt that she knew EXACTLY what I was talking/thinking about, and that I didn't approve of what she had done 8 hours earlier!! D.