Thursday, January 14, 2010

National Training Month

SO as we all know Niamh is having a contest to go along with National Train your Dog month...Pl2 was off today and thought she would put it into practice( we hate it when she gets these ideas...) Our first training session( which really isn't new because we have been doing it for about 300 years but we go along with her)...is to sit in the back of the car.......







Then she says watch your heads.........( note which one of us is putting her head away from the door)





Oh we almost forget..this is new..Before we got into the car we went to cross the street..........Now she is trying to make us sit at the corner before we cross...We were also trying to look both ways before you cross but she said we didn't have to do that..Hay..you are the trainer here........ And lets just see how well this goes in the spring when the SQUIRRELS come out...hee hee....




We figured we would just look at her.....


Archie thought he would try it with one ear up...



And we ended up at at the North Pole..nooooo.. at the Arboretum!!!!


Here we are training to do the ididerod......


I really don't know what he is training for( I have some thoughts...)



In training to catch the undersnow varmints.....



HE WILL NOT STOP DOING IT BECAUSE SHE BROUGHT CHEESE......


Look at him........my brother.......


Our last one...We have been trained to wait at the front door before we come in...Why?? you may ask????just because we used to have a few a few"TIFFS" before we came in?? I mean IT WAS TIGHT QUARTERS THERE..and to be stuck there with him.......


Well that was our training day.......Who knows what we will do tomorrow! Archie wants to know if there is National Train your Pack Leader Month but I told him we don't need that as we have them wrapped around our paws...OH DID I SAY THAT OUT LOUD??????????????????????????

24 comments:

Gus said...

I am NOT sharing this idea with Muzzer. Who knows what evil plan she may hatch.

Teka Toy

Mango said...

I think that wait at the door is a most difficult trick indeed. I still do not know how to do it.

Slobbers,
Mango

Lorenza said...

Good job!
That training thing sure is interesting!
I agree with Mango. Waiting at the door is not easy!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Niamh said...

Thanks for posting about the contest! I think that you are doing a great job of practicing your sits and waits. And you look so smart while you are doing it.

Your friend,
Niamh

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We hope our Mom doesn't read this - we hate it when she decides WE should be trained.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Eric said...

Well all I saw from the training day Twinnie and Step apart from your excellent sits and waits which you could do blindfold anyway was how WELL you've trained PL1 and 2. WAS THAT MORE BEDS I spied you were sitting in...in the boot of your car???Haaaaaa!!! Amazing. Train PL2 to get rid of the clam shell next twinnie.And get you a lobster bed instead.

Wiry love and ooodles of square kisses....Eric xxxxx

Maggie and Mitch said...

Word has it that today will be our training photo day! UGH! I hope we do as well as you guys did!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Jackson said...

I have the Js so well trained that they KNOW not to bother to try and train me, hehehe! J x

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

AandA
Nice work on the waits...PL1 didn't know I was right behind him with my bag of hot dogs. Oh well.. gotta make PLs feel like their in charge..

norwood

Bobby said...

We are so impressed with your training, and how good you are. The very next batch of foster dogs will be sent to you direct.

ScrapsofMe said...

Oh my...I got tired after watching all the sit/stay/watch me going on. I had to curl up for a wee nappy. SHE says I am perfectly trained as long as she has snackies in her hand. No snackies, no play. I must say, the ear up photo is darling. Paying such close atention to PL2 must have gotten him extra treaties.

I hope you had the next day off to catch up on yer zzzzzzz's.
sniffies,
Bonnie

Joe Stains said...

Oh no I hope my Mom doesn't find out about this. If she does I am enforcing the 'you can't teach an old dog new tricks' rule.

Sherry said...

I know how to wait at the door but will only do it for treats. Otherwise, why bother?
Miro

Lacy said...

w00fs, heehee me not wait anywhere..mama says me is a wild child..when does u get back to hunting vermit aggie, mama thinks me wood make a good rat doggy..me likes to hunt them in the house..

b safe,
~rocky~

tula said...

Arch- style points for the one ear thang..good thing Natl. training month is only this month.. imagine if it were alllllll year! the nonsense would never end.. but there would be cheese. huh. let me rethink that one.

SNOW!
Tula

Dewey Dewster said...

Aw yes....A+A....the 2 of ya are much better trained than we are....I tell ya we used ta go from the back seat ta the front seat 'n sit on Gram's lap....sometimes there was 2 of us on 'er lap at the same time......poor Gram.....I tell ya they foiled us cause they bought a net that separates the front from the back....'n now all we can do is put our snoot in the net and look longingly at the front seat lap that used ta be ours....


Wait at the door ???? No we just do what we want....that's probably why Gram wants ta drug us....all of us.....she just hasn't found the right drug yet....'n we're not gonna help 'er either.....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Helloooo sweeties! Training for EarthDog yet?? You two look really nice and fluffy. WE are encouraging Mommy to not get our hairs cut 'til we return to farrr North Idaho, so we can have pretty fluffiness too!
Smooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

Life With Dogs said...

LOL! Yes you did say it out loud. I hate when that happens. :)

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We like the wait at the door thing! Only we need to be trained to wait at the door before we go OUT! All 3 of us try to fit out the door at one time! Then, if someone opens the FRONT door, there are TWO of us who would really like to tour the neighborhood! It tends to give our mom a heart attack...not to mention what it does to anyone who might ring our doorbell. Heeheehee! You should see their faces!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Hector and Lola said...

Hi Agatha and Archie! Great job! You guys seem to be good learners! -Hec and Lola

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

We've never waited at the door in our lives...nope...

Actually, the amount of trainin' bein' done around here has been decreasin' steadily...and STANNY has been puttin' his hooge dale stinky feet on the counter more and more...(I tattle cuz I can....)

Mumsie went in a 0800 and never got lunch today and she just got home and she's like really crabby cuz her blood sugar is like 23...I need to go and provide nourishment...btw she had a hoooge cup of hot chocolate in your library mug last night and dumped marshmallow ice cream topping in it and THEN put pieces of the Christmas fudge in it...yeppers...we rolled her out the door today...she said usin' ur mug was like gettin' a hug...hey a rhyme...

Kisses dear kids,

Laciegirlie

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Aggie, um bark bark bark bark bark...bark bark...um I mean um well do you need an escort bark bark bark to Mango Minster? I mean it's ok if you have another date um I'll be fine really but I was just wondering if um you were um well free...

Scruffy

Do you think there will be swimming?
Note from Lacie


Sheesch...Scruffy's ridiculous.

Noah the Airedale said...

We cant imagine you two cuties getting into any tiffs but if you are the training is an awesome idea.

tailwags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

McGillicutty said...

Oh Archie! I do the one ear up thing too, and Agatha says we have the "tummy issues" in common too! I think we'll be lifelong pals!