Friday, January 15, 2010

How to get the Most out of you 2-legger(s)

Okay !!! Yesterday started out at 20 degrees and went to a bright sunny 45!! Since I had not been "off the hill" since Dec. 27th. I thought it was time to get out and about.
I convinced mom and dad that they needed... Fresh air, a change of Scenery, and Groceries. Not necessarily in that order.
As soon as I finished my blogging and checked my E and P mails, I hid between my 'cliner chair and the table. This always causes "them" to heap much attention (AKA whines and whimpers and general begging) on my little self. This is something that I find most amusing. They THINK that I still hate to go in Jennifer the Jeep. Little do they know that I am now Pretending just to get them to beg and plead with me. I wish you could be here to see and hear it. WAAAAY too entertaining to EVER allow them to quit.
It took 87 mins. for mom to get me out so that she could put my hoodie on me and .... the best part.... CARRY me down the steps and into Jennifer's room. It was all I could do to keep from Howling Out Loud.
So anyway this is just ONE of the things that I do to ensure that I get the MOST out of my 2-leggers.
Not to mention our stop at PetSmart... for me to have DAD hold me up so that H E could look at the birds and mice and other neat stuff. hehehehehehehehehe
Care to share some of your "training tips"????????
I am thinking of putting together a .......... MANIPULATION MANUAL.


Mango said...

My best training tool is to just lay on the floor and moan. This typically results in special snuggles. I also employ body slams when I see momma grab the car keys to convince her that wherever she is going, the Mango needs to go along too.


The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

we would buy a copy of the manipulation manual--or be contributors
1 heheh

houndstooth said...

Nicely done!

The best one I have in my repretoire is the Puppy Dog Eyes. A meaningful glance and a soft sigh can you a lot in this world!


The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

we find lots of things buried in the snow at the farm--and lots of winter apples still hanging on the trees!

sadermaxx said...

Sadie loves to go for a car ride, we take her everywhere we can but there are those places you have to go where she can't and every time she see us getting ready to go out she whines and jumps on my leg.

Jazzi said...

I just lay around and give the "sad" look and that gets attention. If I see them with keys, I am at the door jumping up and down, I wanna go, I wanna go~~ and come to think bout it, I havent been anywhere in awhile either, Mom doesnt carry me to the car, I have to trudge through 10 ft of snow, so hence the reason why I havent been anywhere!!
A few sighs will get me stuff too.


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Moms is a sucker for my twirling act! I get lots of yummy treats, when I twirl. Too bad that sometimes I nearly twirl myself into the ground!! ;)

Woofs and Kisses!

Sam said...

I think your manipulation manual would be very successful. Don't give Marge any ideas!!!

Twinkietinydog said...

I've got it easy, Frankie. I just exaggerate my limp. I leave all the whining and hard work to "the other" Frankie.

Remi said...

Definitely a best seller! Since I'm still recovering from my 'procedure,' all I have to do is pretend to be licking down there and mom gives me a bone or something yummy to chew on. Took her no time at all to learn this one!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I yap...

A really shrill yap...

Doing it now in fakht fur I want my dinner and she khlaims it isn't time YET...

PeeEssWoo: The yaps are then followed by little whines and moans...

Dory and the Mama said...

I like the sad eyes ploy too...that or BIG SMILEYS and sitting by the the very least it makes them feel VERY guilty if they leave without me!!


Frankie Furter said...

Hey Remi, Isn't it interesting how "smart" some of them are?? Those learn thingys soooo quickly. I guess they are just eager to please their master/mistress'. I'm just sayin'.


Mommy says that we are the "Guilt king and Queen of the Universe"!

Let us know when you get ready to write your book,we have lots of tips on guilt.

Glad you got ought and about!

Luv ya pal,
Riley and Star.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Frankie!
I have very well trained my grandparents! They give me and do everything I want!
My mom is a little big harder to convince but I always win at the end!
Kisses and hugs

Agnes B Bullock said...

Ginger employs her big sad soulful eyes, and Mom always falls for them. Then Chip and Thai do it, and MOm is just a pice of mush in our poaws

Wild Dingo said...

Juno likes your tricks. she runs away from Poppy and he comes right to her, no matter what corner she's hiding him. she groans at thim and this makes him laugh with delight (she likes to entertain) and then proceed to pet her lavishly and give her treats. Sometimes he will call her out of the corner and make her do tricks but she enjoys the tricks because they make him laugha and he then hands out, you guessed it, treats.

Loki likes to put his head in your lap and look up at us with sad eyes and give us the "i was a poor abused abaandoned dog on the streets of Taiwan. one step away from a restaurant frying pan and two steps away from a "doggie retreat sanctuary" for doggies who would never be suitable for a home."

Those training tools wreak hell on Mr. Wild Dingo's and my hearts.

sigh. Franky please do not publish any training books. Please do not speak of training to my doggies. I would like to live a few more years. :)