Happy Licious the Golden has astounding self control. His owner makes videos like this one, in which she leaves him alone with a variety of foods. One video shows him alone with a whole chicken. In another he tries like crazy to ignore an entire pizza at nose level in front of him.
My dog would have wolfed down that chicken in a hot second. How about yours?
Leaving my Dog Alone With a Whole Chicken
B.L. Ochman is the human companion of Lucy the Rescue Puppy. She is a professional writer, podcast producer and trusted advisor to brands in verticals from cars to cookies. She's a native New Yorker and lover of Central Park—where dogs can be off-leash until 9 am. She also is a really pretty good swing dancer.