January 8th 2013 3:55 am
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Yesterday Mommy tried several times to wear my furry butt out but I had major energy. Mommy came home from lunch and we played fetch with the little squeaky Kong tennis ball I got for Christmas. When Mommy went back to work I played with my treat ball and de-stuffed a toy. As soon as Mommy got home we went for a walk…I had the zoomies. We played fetch again. Mommy said she needed some down time so she sat in her chair and I pounced on her staring & barking at the arm of her chair. You may wonder why I would do such a thing…well I know Mommy keeps my laser light in the arm of her chair and just because she wants down time does not mean I do! Mommy is well trained and she got the laser light out so I could chase it. When she stopped I pulled out most of the toys from my toy box. I took a quick nap then Mommy & I played fetch again. My secret to making Mommy stop everything she is doing and play with me is to stare at her with sad eyes, wiggle my butt and squeak my toy till she wants to pull her hair out…works every time!
Did you know that January is National Train Your Dog Month? I think every month of the year should be train your dog month. To me training means yummy treats! After I eat my breakfast & dinner, Mommy always gives me a treat for dessert, but I have to eat all my food or no dessert. Mommy has super yummy beef sticks made by Blue. She tears them into little pieces and I have to do a series of tricks to get them. I am a pro at roll over, paw, other paw, high five and speak. Mommy is going to start teaching me some new tricks so I don’t get bored with the routine. When you really think about it, it is not Mommy training me, but me training Mommy. When I am done eating I always search for Mommy and let her know it is time for her to go to the treat jar. Then I go to my spot on the kitchen rug to let her know I am ready to reward her for feeding me by doing silly tricks and acting cute. I am lucky that my Mommy is easy to train. Maybe January should be National Train Your Mommy Month.
well you are doing a great job at your training of Mommy. My Mom is getting really mad at me lately, cause I do alot of things now, I get my walks when they come home, eat and then I want to go out, they let me out and I come in and want a treat. Well my new thing is I want to go out every 5 mins and then get a treat...BOL Mom is catching on and not happy
When the book is out, let me know! I've been trying for almost 3 years!
Training treats are yummy!!
Petey-I can see your mistake. Every 5 minutes is never gonna work, the humans catch on to that fast, you need to go out every 30-45 minutes and you have to have that "urgent" look on your face each time. Pretend to drink a lot of water around your human too. This way they think you are tinkling, you don't want them to think you have an upset tummy as you may not get treats.
Anya- you have those big beautiful eyes....work them! I find making your eyes as big as possible while batting them with ears down to the side & entire butt wiggling a perfect reward for your humans when they do what you want.