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My dog chooses not to go after the highest bets.

What is my dog's name?

Bonus: What is my name?

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    $\begingroup$ (+1): A one-line wonder! :P $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Apr 7 at 23:23
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    $\begingroup$ I dunno his name, but the dog is smart. $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Apr 7 at 23:31
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    $\begingroup$ As far as I can tell your name is PilsNot3... :D $\endgroup$ – Xilpex Apr 7 at 23:33
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    $\begingroup$ @PilsNot3 would a breed be an acceptable name answer? Or am I barking up the wrong tree, so to speak? $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Apr 7 at 23:34
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    $\begingroup$ Sounds like a dog I knew once. The butcher bet her £20 that she couldn't jump up and get the meat from on top of his counter. She didn't take the bet though - the steaks were too high. $\endgroup$ – user2390246 Apr 8 at 7:07
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Your dog's name is

Spot

because

your dog
chooses -> opts
not to go -> stop
after -> post
the highest -> tops
bets -> pots.

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    $\begingroup$ Nice one, you got them all! Now, I'll go watch some dogs run before I accept this answer $\endgroup$ – PiIsNot3 Apr 8 at 0:00
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After looking at everyone else's answers, I know my answer is not correct, but I am just putting it here because I think the wordplay I show here was unintentional, making it very cool (and funny, in my opinion). A very clever puzzle! :D

Anyway, without further ado, the dog's name might be

George

My dog chooses not to go after the highest bets.

The line is telling us to go after letters, but not in the highest groups (words). So, go for the letters around each space between them.

My dog chooses not t${}$o go after the highest bets.
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ydgcsnttogoartehtb (note that the first and last letters are y and b, respectively).

Rearranging the letters, you get

Dog's got that bent cry

So now this points to

Barnyard Dawg. Barnyard $\to$ Barn yard, and also, this dog being from the Looney Tunes is of course going to make some weird sounds; however, the actual name of this dog is George. In the link, you can also see George running after the rooster in a YouTube video, that video actually showing the very first appearance of George.


Bonus:

According to

this profile of George, he was cast as the pet of Porky Pig.

So that means your name is

PORKY PIG.

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    $\begingroup$ I love this stuff!! Not correct, but super clever. $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Apr 8 at 0:07
  • $\begingroup$ @Brandon_J that was quick! I appreciate the upvote :P $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Apr 8 at 0:08
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    $\begingroup$ OK, now this is what a convincing incorrect answer should sound like :) $\endgroup$ – PiIsNot3 Apr 8 at 0:09
  • $\begingroup$ @PilsNot3 ya shoulda seen my answer to this question. $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Apr 8 at 14:47
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    $\begingroup$ Ha. Ha. Ha. Thanks, though; I worked hard on that one:) $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Apr 9 at 0:59
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Whisper, the last royal corgi

Because

The "highest bets" is Queen Elizabeth II (By wordplay, Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsy, and Bess...), who has chosen to stop breeding corgis so that she leaves no young pups behind when she passes away. Her last full breed Corgi went before, not after, the "highest bets" QEII who is still alive

So you would be

Queen Elizabeth II

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    $\begingroup$ That’s a pretty good alternate solution! Will upvote in a bit since I reached my daily vote limit $\endgroup$ – PiIsNot3 Apr 8 at 21:40
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Maybe your dog's name is

Spot

Because he does

just a spot of betting, or maybe just spot (cash)a bets.

If so

based on your title, you could be Dick or Jane (See Spot run. Run, Spot, Run.

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    $\begingroup$ Also, regarding the bonus, rot13(jub jnf qbvat gur frrvat?) $\endgroup$ – PiIsNot3 Apr 7 at 23:57
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The dog’s name is

Stay.

It chooses not to go after the highest bets, it stay, so I google dog named stay and found out the owner

The owner of the dog is

Steven Wright.

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