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"Dog Decider" is the 11th episode of the first season of Craig of the Creek and the 11th episode overall.


Unable to make tough decisions, Craig decides to put his choices in the hands of a dog named Fred.[2]


The episode begins with Craig packing his things in his backpack to go to school. His mother asks him which sandwich he wants to bring for lunch, offering him either turkey or peanut butter and jelly. Craig takes too long to decide, so she gives him turkey. After school, Craig and his friends meet near the Trading Tree. J.P. shows Craig that he got a shovel and wants to spend the day digging, but Kelsey wants to train. Kelsey calls on Craig to break the tie, but thinking of convincing arguments for both activities, he exclaims his inability to decide.

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Brigid overhears and introduces herself, and offers Craig the help of a dog named Fred to make decisions for him. Craig mulls over it, then realizes if he can't even make that decision he needs the dog's help, so he goes with Brigid to Fred's house. Over there, a girl has two dolls and asks Fred which haircut she should get. He licks the left doll with the bob haircut. Brigid explains how to ask Fred for guidance: present him two items and take action based on the item he licks. Craig holds up Kelsey's sword and J.P.'s shovel, and Fred licks the shovel. Fred's owners walk into the backyard and tell the kids to leave.

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Craig, Kelsey, and J.P. dig in the mud. Kelsey attempts to use the shovel as if it were a weapon, causing J.P. to chew her out. They are interrupted by Craig, who digs up a toy in the mud. They question its age, then realize it's old and get excited. Craig pledges to never make his own decisions again and rely entirely on Fred. A montage shows Craig presenting Fred with more decisions, like whether he should go climbing or fishing or which sandwich he

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should eat. Some time later, the stump kids play a card game. Kelsey and J.P. take their turns, but Craig leaves to consult Fred. When he finally returns, J.P. is asleep and Kelsey is bored. They snap back and take their turns, only for Craig to again leave for Fred. During his absence, they continue playing, and J.P. plays a goose, causing him to lose. Craig returns to play a duck, only for Kelsey to explain what happened. Craig, with only one card left, still struggles to play it, causing Kelsey to intervene. Craig explains that his fear of deciding is because on one occasion, at his grandparents' house, he chose the wrong movie to rent and no one liked it. Kelsey consoles him and tries to convince him that he must make his own decisions.

Craig picks the wrong decision.

One day, Craig receives $20 in the mail from his aunt, Tina, and has Fred decide whether to binoculars and a toy monster truck. Fred chooses the binoculars, but Craig is dissatisfied with that decision and buys Rhino Racers action figures. After going to the mall, Craig hangs out with Kelsey and J.P. while he plays with the toy. Brigid and the Freddites come running over and let them know that Fred is gone. Brigid notices Craig disobeyed Fred and didn't buy the binoculars. Brigid demands that he give him his toy, but Kelsey appears to protect Craig and begins a battle with Brigid, while Craig goes to find Fred.

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Over at Ian and Stacie's house, Craig meets Ian, and asks him if he's crying because Fred went missing. Confused, he explains that he is crying because his girlfriend left him for not wanting to live in the city. He shows less concern about Fred leaving. Craig tells him to follow his instincts, and he calls his ex-girlfriend to propose. Meanwhile, J.P. and Kelsey arrive at Ian's house being chased by Brigid. The moving truck stops and Stacie exits.

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She asks him for his phone so she can remove herself from his contacts, and Craig takes the opportunity to get Fred down. Brigid greets Fred with great emotion and asks who they will turn to if he leaves. Fred licks her face and Craig tells Brigid that Fred wants her to make her decisions. She interprets Fred licking her as him proclaiming her the new leader of the Freddites. Craig decides not to be a Freddite anymore and Kelsey agrees, causing the Stump Kids to laugh and ending the episode.





  • The DVD vending machine is branded "Bread Box", a parody of Redbox.
  • The toy catalog Craig peruses, Toys 4 U, is a reference to Toys "R" Us.
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  • Craig's smile when deciding to buy Rhino Racers action figures is a reference to the Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.
  • The moving truck, We-Lugg, is a reference to U-Haul.




ve Episode list
Pilot Pilot
Season 1 "Itch to Explore" • "You're It" • "Jessica Goes to the Creek" • "The Final Book" • "Too Many Treasures" • "Wildernessa" • "Sunday Clothes" • "Escape from Family Dinner" • "Monster in the Garden" • "The Curse" • "Dog Decider" • "Bring Out Your Beast" • "Lost in the Sewers" • "The Future is Cardboard" • "The Brood" • "Under the Overpass" • "The Invitation" • "Vulture's Nest" • "Kelsey Quest" • "JPony" • "Ace of Squares" • "Doorway to Helen" • "The Last Kid in the Creek" • "The Climb" • "Big Pinchy" • "The Kid from 3030" • "Power Punchers" • "Creek Cart Racers" • "Secret Book Club" • "Jextra Perrestrial" • "The Takeout Mission" • "Dinner at the Creek" • "Jessica's Trail" • "Bug City" • "Deep Creek Salvage" • "The Shortcut" • "Dibs Court" • "The Great Fossil Rush" • "The Mystery of the Timekeeper" • "Alone Quest"
Season 2 "Memories of Bobby" • "Jacob of the Creek" • "Return of the Honeysuckle Rangers" • "Kelsey the Elder" • "Sour Candy Trials" • "Fort Williams" • "The Other Side" • "Summer Wish" • "Turning the Tables" • "Kelsey the Author" • "Council of the Creek" • "Sparkle Cadet" • "Cousin of the Creek" • "Camper on the Run" • "Stink Bomb" • "Evolution of Craig" • "The Haunted Dollhouse" • "Craig and the Kids Table" • "Creek Daycare" • "Sugar Smugglers" • "Sleepover at JP's" • "Tea Timers' Ball" • "The Cardboard Identity" • "Ancients of the Creek" • "Mortimor to the Rescue" • "Secret in a Bottle" • "Trading Day" • "Crisis at Elder Rock" • "Kelsey the Worthy" • "The End Was Here" • "In the Key of the Creek" • "Children of the Dog" • "Jessica Shorts" • "Ferret Quest" • "Into the Overpast" • "The Time Capsule" • "Beyond the Rapids" • "The Jinxening"
Season 3 "The Other Side: The Tournament" • "The Ground Is Lava!" • "The Council of the Creek: Operation Hive-Mind" • "The Bike Thief" • "Craig of the Beach" • "Plush Kingdom" • "The Ice Pop Trio: Creek Street" • "Pencil Break Mania" • "The Last Game of Summer" • "Trick or Creek" • "Fall Anthology" • "Afterschool Snackdown" • "Creature Feature" • "King of Camping" • "The Rise and Fall of the Green Poncho" • "I Don't Need a Hat" • "Alternate Creekiverse" • "Snow Day" • "Winter Break" • "Snow Place Like Home" • "Breaking the Ice" • "Winter Creeklympics" • "Welcome to Creek Street" • "Fan or Foe" • "The New Jersey" • "The Sunflower" • "Craig World" • "Body Swap" • "Copycat Carter" • "Brother Builder" • "Jessica the Intern" • "Capture the Flag Part 1: The Candy" • "Capture the Flag Part 2: The King" • "Capture the Flag Part 3: The Legend" • "Capture the Flag Part 4: The Plan" • "Capture the Flag Part 5: The Game"
Season 4 "The Legend of the Library" • "Locked Out Cold" • "Beyond the Overpass" • "Sink or Swim Team" • "The Quick Name" • "The Chef's Challenge" • "The Sparkle Solution" • "Better Than You" • "The Dream Team" • "Fire & Ice" • "Chrono Moss" • "In Search of Lore" • "Opposite Day" • "Adventures in Baby Casino" • "Creek Talent Extravaganza" • "Dodgy Decisions" • "Hyde & Zeke" • "The Anniversary Box" • "Lost & Found" • "Grandma Smugglers" • "The Champion's Hike" • "Bored Games" • "Scoutguest" • "My Stare Lady" • "Silver Fist Returns"
Shorts "Craig of the Car" • "How Was Your Day?" • "The Williams Family Opening Theme Song" • "How to Map the Creek" • "Creek Kid Rap"