The five second rule is an important part of hygiene that applies in both the dog and people world.
This rule states that if you drop something and can pick it back up before counting to five, then it is still good.
After all, it takes five seconds for a germ to get on something.
This important rule applies to both people and dogs.
Dogs, though, have the advantage that we don't know how to count to five. When us doggies see food on the ground. We pretty much assume that no dog has ever counted to five. No germs woudl have had a chance to get on the food. So, we eat it.
A second part of the five second rule is the first come first serve provision. So, if a human drops something on the ground and the dog gets to it first, it belongs to the dog even if the human has not counted all the way to five.
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