We have really lucked out with this dog. We make sure he gets plenty of exercise, and we work hard to train him (he's up to 20 tricks. 20!), but he is at his core a very good dog. With the exception of nibbling on Daddy's Rainbows once or twice, he's never eaten our shoes. And he can curl up next to Daddy's shoes, like he did here, without us worrying that he might start to eat them. Good boy.