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What's My Name?

December 29th 2010 9:44 am
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Our new pal
said her Mom was concerned that she din know her name yet. If her Mom din know her name, her own name or her dog's name, I think everypup would be concerned, but if Lily don know her name yet, that's okay.

Lily is young. I used to be young(er). I tol her that even when she does start to hear her name bein' called and she says to herselfs, "Hey, that sounds familiar. I usually get treats or sumthin' when they say that thing. I should give them my attention," that she should prolly not be so quick to let on that she knows what they're talkin' 'bout cuz treats may be involved in the learnin' procession. 'Course she don get the treat unless she recognizes the name, but the trick is to find that delicate balance 'tween comin' an' gettin' the treat and then pretendin' to not quite get it so that more treats will be involved.

There will be a time when Lily responds to her name and there is no treat fourth-comin'. That's bad. That's when you have to back up jus a bit.

Lexie said sumthin' 'bout diminishin' returns on this one. Best of luck milkin' the system, Lily!

Barked by: Roudy (Dogster Member)

December 29th 2010 at 12:13 pm

OOO, dat's a delikut balance!
Barked by: Amazing Grace (Dogster Member)

December 31st 2010 at 7:49 pm

Great tips,Buddy! You are soooooooright! So is Lexie...sometimes those treaties just disappear! It's
all about balance...

Happy New Year Buddy and Lexie and your Momma,too!!!!!!
What did ya get for Christmas?????????

kisses and huggies, Mazy and Baby

ps- did our stormy mess reach you yet????? really bad here. interstate closed. 35-45mph winds. -35 temp. snow,blowing,drifting..... awful!!!!!!!! we have so much snow we don't know where to pile it...most of winter is ahead of us..going to be a doozie!!!!


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