Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tibby's Tricky Tuesday! & Happy Birthday Owner Girl!

Hello my friends!
Before we get to the super pawsome trick I know, I wanted to tell you that it's Owner Girl's Birthday today!
To celebrate I wrote her a little poem.

Happy Birthday Owner Girl!
You found me on the internets,
you came and got me in your car,
you took me to a store for pets,
you bought me lots and raised the bar!

You take me outside to go potty,
you give me coats so I don't get sicks,
you love me even when I'm naughty,
you teach me lots of real cool tricks!

You're the best owner I ever knew!
Happy Birthday Owner Girl, I love you!

Okay, now for today's trick!


Here's what your owner should do:

1. Always remember the yummy, super duper, delicious, fantabulous treats!

2. Have your dog lay down.
3. With a treat move your hand past your dogs nose towards her butt. If your dog follows the treat move your hand over her back just behind her shoulders.

4. If your dog starts to turn on her side to watch the treat, that's great! If she just turns her head the other way you can try coaxing her to roll onto her side by pushing gently on her back.

5. Once your dog is laying on her side lure or coax her to roll onto her back and eventually all the way back to a lay down position.

6. Keep practicing, phasing out the hand movements and coaxing. Once your dog is rolling over without any assistance you can start to phase out the treats.

7. Some dogs really don't like to roll onto their backs because it makes them feel scared. If your dog is really apprehensive, don't push her into it. You want training to be fun for your dog not scary! There are many other methods and professionals that can help find the best way for your dog!

Happy rolling everyone! Fair warning for owners: if your dog likes his belly scratched this should be an easy one, but he'll also expect more frequent belly scratches after learning this totally pawsome trick!


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Happy Gotcha/Barkday to your Owner Girl!

She should be khwite honoured by the poem woo wrote fur her!

Now, when do we have khake???


Peanut said...

Happy Birthday to your owner girl.

Mack said...

What a wonderful birthday poem! I know your girl will think it the best present ever!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Great roll over. Mom and Dad taught me (Gus) to do that. My problem is I do my sit, down and roll over all at once for a treat.. They also taught me how to crawl.. Louie is still working on that one...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Lacy said...

w00f's Tibby, pawsome roll over trick..and happy birfday to owner girl...me hopes u gived her lost of kissies...and she has many many more..

b safe,

Anonymous said...

Hi Tibby - I like your poem. I wrote one, too.

Happy Birthday, Tibby's Owner Gal,
Who helps Tibby blog so she can be my pooch pal,
Who teaches me tricks I didn't know before,
Happy Birthday and many more!

Sparky said...


Happy Birthday to your human Mom! I hope she has a grrrrEAT day!

That is a pawesome trick, roll over. It's one of the first tricks I learned as a pup. Aren't tricks fun? I'm over 7 years old now and learning more tricks every day! Who says old dogs can't learn new tricks, eh? I'm looking forward to seeing more new tricks that you learn!


Thor said...

Happy Birthday to your Owner Girl! I hope she has a great one!
You wrote a wonderful poem to her!
Great roll over trick! Thanks for sharing your tricks with us.

Love and licks

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday to your Owner Girl!
I hope she had a great day!
Kisses and hugs

Asta said...

Happy Birfday Tibby's Giwl!!!!!
I hope you had a bootiful day!!!
thank you fow the tips on wolling ovew
smoochie kisses

The FOUR Musketeers said...

HAppy birthday to your owner :D

Simba said...

What a lovely peom. I do roll over, but only for treats.

Simba x

Abby said...

Hi, Tibby...

Happy Birthday to your Owner Girl...

Great Trick...My Mom has been working on my tricks with me alot...It's fun for both of us & I get treats!!!

Abby xxxooo

Honey the Great Dane said...

Happy Birthday to your human, Tibby!

That's a great poem! :-)

Hey - I've learnt the roll-over trick, although it's really hard for me to do coz I'm so big and have such a deep chest - I sort of get half way but then can't really heave myself around and over! My human says it's like trying to get an elephant to roll over!! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Ruby said...

Happy Birthday to Owner Girl.
You wrote her a wonderful poem.
I know how to roll over, but I'll only do it outside.
Love Ruby

Momo and Pinot said...

Hello Tibby and thank you so much for coming by our blog!! Your poem is wonderful and makes us cry and smile.

Happy birthday owner girl!! We're glad Tibby found a great forever home.

We'd love to link your blog to ours. Hope it's ok with you.

It's SO cool to have a REAL Christmas tree....unlike ours!

Our mom was so impressed by your video. Now she wants us to todo the same trick. Mmmmm....

Momo & Pinot