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The player must steal the bone picking the Wii Remote when the dog is facing the other side. If the player picks up the bone when the dog is facing it, the microgame ends in a loss. The player will also lose if time runs out before they pick up the bone. Also, if the player moves the Wii Remote prior to starting the microgame, the dog will have the bone in his mouth and won't drop it until the player sets the Wii Remote down.