Thursday, October 30, 2008
but it was pretty chilly so they had to pick fast!
Owner Girl brought home our pumpkins and we washed the dirt off of them. Later that day Owner Boy came home and they had a great time cleaning them out and carving them. Owner Boy even used some of his power tools!
Here is my pumpkin! Owner boy used his drill to make all the little holes for the bone! They tried to get a picture of me with it but I was too busy smelling it! Chip tried to get it but I let her know it was mine! It even says my name on it!
Here is Owner Boy's pumpkin. It sure is funny looking!
And this is Owner Girl's. She made hers into an owl!
It looks pretty neat but I still think mine's the best!
I think they all look great together just like me and the Owners!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Here's what your owner should do:
1. As always have some yummy treats on hand.
2. Have your dog sit. Hold your hand with a treat in it, in front of your dog at about his shoulder but off to one side just a bit. Move your hand forward towards your dog almost as if you were going to touch his belly.
3. At some point while you are moving your hand towards the back of your dog he will probably get up to see what you are doing. If he does, say "stand" and give him the treat!
4. Your dog may just follow your hand with his head but stay seated. If he does you can try gently touching his belly on that side, as if you were going to try and lift him up.
5. Once your dog starts standing up, just keep repeating the exercise, moving your hand less each time. Always remember to keep the training sessions short and include lots of praise and playtime!
6. Before you know it your dog will be a pro and you will be able to do just a small hand motion or give the command "stand" for your dog to do the trick.
Difficulty: 1.5 Paws out of 5
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
This is Raisin.
She lives in Colorado.
She is about 2 years old and loves people, dogs and cats!
She is part chihuahua so she is even smaller than me!
If you live near Raisin and are looking for a cute companion, you can find out more about her on her page at petfinder.com
This is Dottie.
She lives in Florida.
She is very sweet and playful. She loves other dogs and toys.
I think we might be related, who knew I had family in the sunshine state?!
If you live near Dottie and are looking for a darling dog, you can find out more about her on her page at petfinder.com
This is Survivor.
He lives in Florida too.
He loves to run around with the big dogs and enjoys spending time with people of all sizes!
He is so cute that we decided to do a double feature from Florida. Gee, I wish I could get my ears to stick up like that all the time.
If you live near Survivor and are looking for a puppy pal, you can find out more about him on his page at petfinder.com
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Here are Owner Girl's siblings.
(She has an older sister too but I'll introduce her later since she has a family of her own)
Tev is really smart and he used to say he wanted a little dog kinda like me. I'd say that right there makes him pretty smart!
Zoe is a new addition! She was adopted (kinda like me) from China, she came home in December 07. She loves me a lot and likes it when I give her kisses.
She even let me sit on her lap in the car because I was scared!
Here we are running at their house!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
1. As you should know by now, get some yummy treats for your dog.
2. Have your dog sit. Hold your hand up, palm facing your dog. (As if you were singing "Stop! in the name of love...") Give the command "Stay".
3. Take one step back, but stay facing your dog and keep your hand up.
4. If she gets up go back to her and have her sit again. If your dog tries to get up right away you can try to just lift your foot as if you were going to step back. If she stays put your foot back down and give her a treat.
5. Repeat this exercise several times moving back a little further each time. I'd recommend returning to your dog each time before letting her get up (at least at first), but if you want you can call her to you when you're ready for her to get up.
6. If at any point your dog gets up while you are moving back, have her sit again and go back to the last distance that she stayed for.
7. If it seems your dog is getting worse at staying the more you work on it, it's probably time to end the training session and have some playtime. Always end the sessions on a happy note and keep them short.
8. Once your dog gets really good at staying you can try jumping up and down to see if she will stay or you can move to one side or the other instead of back. You could even try walking all the way around her in a circle.
Difficulty: 2 1/2 Paws out of 5
I'd give this trick a 2 1/2 out of 5 because depending on your dog it can be very hard to stay still and let your owner walk away! Also, the difficulty varies depending on how long you want your dog to stay and how far away you will be.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
At least I can concentrate on today's main attraction! . . .
The Pets of the Week!
This is Dustie.
She lives in California.
She is about a year old. She is very sweet, and loves other dogs and kids!
She reminds me of someone I know...oh yea! ME!
If you live near Dustie and are looking for an adorable amigo, you can find out more about her on her page at petfinder.com
This is Tori.
She lives in Connecticut.
She is almost 6 months old. She and her sister both love to play and cuddle!
She is part Schnauzer like me! Well, at least we think I might be part Schnauzer.
If you live near Tori and are looking for a lovable lass, you can find out more about her on her page at petfinder.com
And remember if you're looking for a new family member but don't live near Dustie or Tori, don't worry! Go to petfinder.com and search for pets in your area!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
She has been saving for a very long time and looking for one that was just right.
It's even her favorite color! She said we should get me a collar to match.
The Owners said I'm not allowed to stand on this one though!
That's ok - I just can't wait to go for a ride in it, anywhere but the vet!
Look, they even let me drive! - Just kidding!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
SHAKEHere are the steps your owner should do:
1. First, like always start a new trick with some yummy treats.
2. Hold out your hand just to see what your dog will do. Most will probably sniff at it but if your dog puts his paw in your hand that's great you can just teach him to do this when you say shake!
3. If your dog does not shake on his own, then you can gently pick up his paw and hold it in your hand while you say "shake". Give him the treat while his paw is still in your hand.
4. It should only take a few times for your dog to catch on and start lifting his paw to you all by himself!
5. As your dog gets better at this trick you can phase out the treats.
6. Another neat thing you can teach him is to shake with the other paw too. Use a command like "other paw" after he shakes with the first. Always have him use the same paw for the shake command so your dog doesn't get confused.
7. In no time your dog will be shaking hands with the best of 'em.
Difficulty: 1 paw out of 5
Monday, October 13, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
She is so cute, is a good girl and has a sister looking for a home too.
I think she looks like I would if I fell in a great big puddle of white paint!
If you live near Promise and are lookin for a sweet sidekick, you can find out more about her on her page at petfinder.com
Thursday, October 9, 2008
At the end of the visit they said I was PERFECT, well geez, I could have told the Owners that!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
So without further ado here are
The Pets of the Week
This is Snoopy.
He lives in Alabama.
He loves to cuddle, walk with people and play with his toys.
I think we might be long lost cousins, don't you?
If you live near Snoopy and are lookin for a forever friend, you can find out more about him on his page at petfinder.com
Here is Ira.
He lives in Alaska.
He has lots of love to give, and lots of personality too! And he's well trained.
I know he is way bigger than me but he is as big as I feel! Plus he has white markings like me!
If you live near Ira and are looking for a cute companion, you can find out more about him on his page at petfinder.com
She lives in Arizona.
She is 5 months old, and is very loving & playful.
She even likes to wear her ears like me: one down & one sideways!
If you live near Sophie and are looking for a puppy pal, you can find out more about her on her page at petfinder.com
If you're looking for a new pet but don't live near Scoopy, Ira or Sophie, don't worry!
Check out petfinder.com and search for pets in your area!