Likes: Performing my tricks, playing (with Mama or other dogs), WALKS, and much more. I like a LOT of things!
Pet-Peeves: Being seperated from people and my kids outside...GRR!
Favorite Toy: Sheepy, tennis balls, Bunnie, the leather glove that I found, and more from Mama. :D
Favorite Food: Any kind of pretzel, cheese, meat, and ice cubes.
Favorite Walk: As long as I'm on a leash it's grrreat, but we've been told there's copperhead snakes at the creek so now we just walk around the neighborhood...
Best Tricks: All Listed Below 100+! Best tricks are Itch, pray, army crawl, bark, whisper, whine, reach for the sky and Bang!, various weaves, spins (Spin and Other Way), and dance moves; and many more! Read my list below!
Arrival Story: Let's see, where to start with this angel! Well, Annie is a female Pug/Beagle mix or otherwise known as a Puggle. I love her to death, but unfortunately she had a rough start. Her paperwork says that she started her life in Arkansas. I've looked up everything in Prattsville, Arkansas, but I have not been able to find a breeder. Annie is a great dog and she didn't deserve to have 3-4 homes, but I'm glad that she ended up with us. A bit of a description of Annie is that she's twenty-five pounds of a little black shadow. (Yes, she serves her purpose as my shadow. ;D ) She has floppy velvety ears, white splotches on her chin, chest, and paws, and an underbite. At the first glance, Annie's underbite was a deformity. After these years of owning such an amazing dog, though, I see it as a beauty. She's different from other dogs; she's special. ************ ARRIVAL: I got Annie after my beautiful tan tabby or "Tiger Kitty" was hit by a car in November of 2007. I was devistated because Chester was a beautiful friend. In our old house where we had Chester, there were woods in the back yard and Chester would stay at my heels and hike through the woods with me. He responded to calls, knew tricks, and made himself a perfect "dog." He was missing for a week before I found out the dreaded....................... Now for Annie. She was the most beautiful and infinitely the best surprise early Christmas present in the world. After a month of grieving, my mom brought me a little black bundle of joy. She attempted to tie a red bow around her neck, but "Naila" at the time wouldn't have it, BOL! Annie's first trip to our house wasn't pretty. She had an ACCIDENT or a couple accidents in the car, so my mom had quite a difficulty pulling over and cleaning everything up on the highway... Our car smelled for forever after that too, BOL! Well, after a few weeks, we still couldn't figure out a name. Finally, my dad said Annie and I knew that it was perfect. ***** TRAINING: When we first got Annie, all she knew was sit, ALL she knew was sit! She didn't respond to Naila which was her previous name, she wasn't house-trained, she had no recall, and she couldn't even lay down. While we lived in my old house, I only bothered to teach her to lay down. Her training of recall and eventually over 120 tricks and commands began when we moved because I was sick of her misbehaving. Annie's training led to me starting my own dog training business and helping tons of friends, family, and strangers with their doggy-problems. Annie is a forever companion, an answer to prayer, and a dream come true. I'll love her till I die!********* PREVIOUS OWNERS: My guess is that Annie's previous owners were simply fed up with her behavior problems. Either that or her underbite. :(( All Annie needed was someone to see past her outside and even part of her inside, and see the willingness and passion to learn, and I believe with all my heart that she's recieved that here. ********** HEALTH: Looking at Annie's paperwork, I see that she's had several dewormings and a surgery at a young age. She didn't get fixed till she got to us, so I'm not quite sure what the surgery was, but I know that she's happy and healthy now, and that's all that matters.
Bio: Hi! I'm Annie! I'm a very talented girl with plenty over 100 tricks and commands, but I can also be very serious. Right now it's my duty to watch over Mama... Now, if any bad-guys see this lil' 25 lbs girl, they'd laugh! I'm concerned about everything that happens here and I know Mama is too... I think I pick it up from her! Anyway, I know that I need to watch out fur her and my kids also that play outside. My kids are of young age and like to hang out outside. I always sit on the couch by my window and watch out fur ANYTHING that could happen! My tackles stick up when they cross the road, I growl (yes, I growl) if another dog walks into the cul-de-sac, and when I'm watching out there, they like to use me to help play hide-and-seek because I know it's my job to track them down. I don't think I'd ever be aggressive at a person; that's just totally against my life. Mama could be if I told her, though! ********************************** * A bit more about me is that I just recently started Agility. I started it on September 2nd, 2009. It's an agility set that includes a pawz box, one adjustable jump, one open tunnel, and one set of 6 weaving poles. Mama owns her own dog training business and sometimes has to use that set fur other dogs, but she's sure to run me on it at least once everyday. So far, my best time is in 9.1 seconds (September 13th, 2009) but I'll bet I'll beat that tomorrow! I also like to hunt since I'm part Beagle. It's one of my most favorite things to do! If Mama says no, though, I know that that word means and I'm always sure to listen!
Forums Motto: Tricks bring me, Mama, and all else joy!
Tricks!!!!: Annie knows Sit, Shake (Gimme that Paw), Hi Five (she knows it with both paws,) Hi Ten, Wave, Pray, Spin, Other Way (Oposite spinning direction), Go around Mama, Speak (Bark), Over (over the sewage drains that my paws could fit through. Mind exercise) Over JUMP! (why go over when you can just JUMP over!), Agility (Go weave, jump, go through/tunnel, pause box, etc...) Go get my _______ (Fill in the blank. I'm smart) Other Paw, Take a bow, Bite, No Bite, No Diggin, Down, Come, Cry Cry, Weave through legs, Reach for the Sky! (followed by BANG!), Paws up, Dance, Go in yur bed, Up, Jump Up, Show me your belly, Touch it, Jump Down, Weave, OUCHY! (kisses),Go Through, Kisses, Take It, Leave it, Stay, Sit Pretty (different then normal), No Barkin, Head Down, Heel, Wait, Army Crawl, Inside, In the box, up the ladder/down the ladder, Go to your windown, Say no, Stay while fetching, Knee Up, Knee down, Find it, Find Me, Jump, Hug, Fetch, Lay-on-side, Roll Over, Play Basketball, Mount (jump and balance on knee or back of Mama), Both (Shake with both paws in laying position), and Front Center. She can do give me that paw when she's sitting, laying down, standing, or laying on her side. She can also hide her rawhide for me to go and find and she'll find it as well. She's picture perfect on a leash and I've taught her to stand from the down possition. She trusts me enough now to let me hold her like a baby. 100!+ Tricks! Isn't she smart? Three or four different distant commands. Touch it to a new extent and leave it to a new extent too. I've been good. I guess the rest isn't tricks, but I can do various Seeing eye dog jobs. I literally walk Mama around the neighborhood with her eyes closed the whole time and then we get back home! She says I'm so amazing. I responds to many different words like "if you wanna come inside you gotta sit" or "do you wanna go for a WALK?" And with my new Keyboard Mama taught me to paw at the keys. It took a LONG time but Mama also taught me to bark by the door if I wants to come in. I also know various weaves, spins, and dance moves which look PAWSOME with music! I love going to get Mama's keys too. She'll throw them ALL THE WAY across the room and I need to go and run to get them! I like it a lot. Tasty treats from carrying and dropping some small jingling thing in my mouth and dropping it in Mama's hand! Yum Yum! Latest new trick is jumping and balancing on Mama's knee, then doing Sit Pretty on her knee!******************************
Well Dogster, it appears that for the first time in 63 years, Charlotte, North Carolina has seen a WHITE CHRISTMAS! Of course, Mama and I are going to take advantage of this and play in it, but we wanted to briefly put up a photo of me in it. I now have a picture of me in the snow. I know, I look very silly. The camera on Mama's phone isn't the greatest. But I was going so fast that I'm sure Mama couldn'tve gotten a decent one! BOL!
What I was doing was running full force all the way around our 1/2 acre fenced back yard and kicking the snow up with my front paws SO I COULD EAT IT! Snow is yummy, everyone knows this!!! I also kept my head low as I was sniffing around in the snow. Let's just say I was SOAKING WET by the time I came in! But now I need to go back out, so I'll bark to you pups later!
Yay! Dogsters, I am SOOO excited! I'm Diary Pick of the Day on Christmas! Thank-you so much, Dogster! I'm very happy that you picked me!!! :D
We did all our presents last night so that the family could sleep in on the holiday. It was amazing, I sat on Mama's lap while she opened her gift in our big red chair and she made a cocoon around us, FUNNY! I also loved sniffing every present that Mama took out of the box, they all smelled so good! I woke Mama up this morning by going into their room, but its Christmas so she didn't mind! She let me up on the bed and we cuddled for nearly an hour, then Mama gave me my stocking! All I gotta say is, talk to ya later, Dogster! I've got some rawhides and squeekies to get to!!!