Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tibby's Tricky Tuesday! & An Award

Hello friends!
So sorry for the disturbance yesterday. I have had a serious talk with the guilty parties and we are in negotiations right now. Owner Girl thinks I should let them post every now and then so that I can have a bloggy break. Plus it might help me make some kitty cat friends. But I'm not so sure I want them on my blog, it's supposed to be all about me! I'll keep you posted...

In other news, I got a wonderful award from Levi!
The award states: "This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!" In other words, blogs that receive this award "are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

I would like to pass this award on to:

Bae Bae
Dozer & Cooper
Persephone & Buster
Three Happy Heelers

Now onto the super cool trick I know!

(Sorry for the less than pawfect pic, Owner Girl was in a hurry)

Here's what your owner should do:

1. As always get some yummy treats!

2. Have your dog stand. Hold a treat low to the ground slightly in front of your dog.

3. If your dog starts to lay down put your other hand under her belly to hold it up while her top half is down. Have her stay in that position for a few seconds and then give her the treat!

4. Some dogs will stretch out in a "bow-like" position, if your dog does use those opportunities to teach her this trick. When she first gets up wait for her to stretch out like that and when she does say "good Bow" and give her a treat!

5. As your dog gets better at bowing, you can try having her do it without your hand holding her up. Also, you can have her stay in that position for a little longer before giving her the treat.

6. Once your dog is performing this trick consistently you can phase out the treats and phase in a simplified hand signal.

7. Your dog will be bowing with the best of them in no time.

As always, these are just the steps that worked for me and Owner Girl. If they don't seem to be working for you and your dog, don't worry! There are many other resources and professionals out there that can help you! Remember to keep training sessions short and fun for your dog.
Good luck and Happy Training!


Josh and Jess said...

Congratulations on your new award!!!! :)

Lots of love, Josh and Jess

Thor said...

Hi Tibby!
Congrats on your award!

Thor xx

Eduardo said...

Cobgrats on your award & thanks for those tips! I do not know that trick yet & I have a feeling my Mommy is going to try to teach me now!(she has tried in the past but didn't know just how)
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Khongrats on your pawesome award!

As fur the furry khritters that took over your blog yesterday, woo need to send them to CWB!


Anonymous said...

Hi Tibby! Glad you're back! Hmm... bowing seems awfully polite and civilized, and you know, I have a reputation to uphold as the wild and crazy Golden Retriever that I am. When are you going to have the eat-the-flower trick? I'm good at that!

Your friend,

Asta said...

Congwatulations on youw awawd! That is supew cool! and you desewve it !
I think Beta and Lynx wewe funny..I liked them.I think it's OK to let them bowwow youw bloggie sometimes
smoochie kisses

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Thank you so much for that wonderful award.. You are such a great new friend..
We will have to try that trick. That is somewhat how we taught Louie his down since he can't hear we have to do all hand signals. Mom is really surprised at how quickly he catches one..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Congrats on yur pawsum award! R Mommy keeps trying to get us to shake paws, but we haven't gotten the hang of it yet or so she thinks (PSSST, acually we are enjoying seeing her get frustrated trying to teach us & she still gives us treats!). Now who is training who, hawoo!!

-da boys, Cosmos & Juneau-

Persephone and Buster said...

hey tibby... congratulations on your award!!! also thank you so much for giving us, the kerry contingent, an award. we will endeavor to live up to the standards ....uh you know what i mean... this is way kewl... the gurleez are very excited and are making a list as we speak!
thanks again (pssst...i like the bow... but be careful, the humom will have you crawling along the floor soon (if it hasn't happened yet.... ;o]]] ) they really get into these "tricks"...
theBUSTER and Ms.Persephone & Ms. Blue too!

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

You do a great bow! Me is impressed.


Erin,Bubbles and Texas said...

Cool Trick Tibby! Texas and I will have to try that one!!

♥玮倩 said...

COOL! i hope my parent teaches me BOW too ^^

Katie and Gizmo said...

Hi Tibby, thanks for stopping by my blog.
That's a cool trick you can do.
I only know sit, lay down, no and stay.
My blog friends say I am very good at fetch though. It's my fav game.
What's yours?

Hope we can be friends

Momoko said...

Hi Tibby!
Thank you for came to my blog.
I wish be a friend each other.

Peace and love

Abby said...

Hi, Tibby...

That's a great trick...

Congrats on your Award...

Abby xxxooo

Mango said...

Sigh, sometimes we need to share our bloggies. I'm not sure why. Just try to keep it down to once per week. I need to see YOU!


Tracey and Huffle said...

Hi Tibby. I come when my name is called. I think that's pretty good for a kitty! Thanks for visiting me, have you told Beta and Lynx to join Cats with Blogs? They should!

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

The FOUR Musketeers said...

congrats on the award !!!

Fenway said...

I am most impressed with that photo...a real bow of respect!

I bet you're dealing with the icy rain, too. We've run out of ideas for indoor games. I've already played hide & seek with my breakfast kibble, barked a bit and then whined.

Any ideas for the rest of the day?

Your pal,

Hero said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Tibby. I love meeting new pups and making new friends! Congrats on your award and thanks for the tips on bowing. May I link your blog on mine so that I may keep up with your adventures?

Pedro said...


Congrats on your award! Nice bow. You're so good!


Petra said...

Hi Tibby!

Congrats on the award and I love your new trick. My mom is gonna try to teach me this one, too, but it's really hard for me to concentrate when I see a treat. I dance and prance around and trying to just "sit" while waiting for it is a challenge!

Simba said...

Congratulations on your award. You are very clever doing that trick.

Simba x