Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tibby's Tricky Tuesday!

Hello Friends!
Here are today's Bingo numbers in case you missed them on the Bingo Page:Also, I added a sign up form for the next game at the top of my sidebar, please sign up if you want to play (even if you are playing the first game)!

Now for a pawsome trick I know!

JUMP!
(Owner Girl didn't upload the video yet
cuz she is being very lazy busy with making
a HUGE mess of the bathroom doing
something called "re-deck-or-ate-ing")

Here's what your owner should do:

1. As always get some yummy, super delicious doggy treats.

2. Have your dog sit or stand in front of you and do something that will make your dog jump! Try jumping up and down, throwing a toy up or just getting him very excited! (Try not to let him jump ON you!)

3. When he jumps say "jump" then "good boy" and reward with a treat!

4. After a few times of him jumping like this, phase out the thing you are using to make him jump (toy, you jumping, etc) and start using a hand signal in addition to the command. (My Owner Girl puts her arm out, hand in a fist with fingers down and pulls her hand up when giving the command)

5. Once your dog gets the hang of this trick, try giving him the command when he is calmer. If your dog doesn't seem to be getting this trick, be patient. I know some doggies that really just don't like to jump.

6. Keep training short and fun for your dog and don't get frustrated if your dog doesn't seem to be catching on. Move on to something your dog knows well and always end the session on a happy note!

7. As always, these are just the steps that worked for me and Owner Girl. If they aren't working for you and your dog, don't worry! There are many professionals and resources out there that can help you find the best way for you and your dog!


Good luck and happy training everyone!

16 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

That training session wore me out soooo furry much, I'm heading to bed!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Teddy Bear said...

Tibby, you are lucky! No baths for a while? Your parents must be remodeling. How fun!

Love,
Teddy Bear

Bae Bae said...

I wanna see a video of you doing the jump trick. ;)

~ Bae

Abby said...

Hi, Tibby...

I'm gonna try that trick...

I like to jump from the middle of the living room into my Mom's lap...She doesn't think it's as much fun as I do...

Hey...Did you get your Pay It Forward presents yet?

Abby xxxooo

The OP Pack said...

That's a great trick - can we please see the video?

Tail wags, the OP Pack

misskyliem said...

Tibby!! BINGO BINGO!! Can you believe it? I WON!!! WOOOOOFFF!!!

Licks,
Kylie

PS- Thanks Snowball for the heads up! I will make sure I stop by your blog once Mom leaves for work!

♥玮倩 said...

Thanks for sharing! ^^

Pearl said...

Hi Tibby! You are the smartest doggie I know!

Momma says that she's not sure I can get my chubby little sausage-body off of the floor to jump... but we'll see. Ohhh, the life of a chubby puggy. :)

misskyliem said...

Hi Tibby! I posted to your blog on Feb 2nd - Maybe lynx and beta didn't tell you! I GOT BINGO!

Licks,
Kylie

Ludo van puppy said...

Can't wait to be seeing the video. I casnot do this one. Auntie Penny can but that is a cheat cos she be a springer spaniel and jumps all the time anyway. BOL!
Congrats Kylie ^
~lickies, Ludo

Joey said...

Hi Tibby! I love to jump! I can jump really high, too. Here I go!!!!

See ya!
Joey

Mack said...

Thanks Tibby for the helpful hints!

Lady Kaos said...

Your jump trick is similar to my dance trick!
If that I-24 had been I-21 I would have won!! I was so close! I can't wait for the next game!!
Kaos

Mason Dixie said...

Mom and I are going to work on that this weekend, I just learned to "tell me" (speak) on command. =)

Mango said...

Well, TIbby, you would certainly qualify for the Terrier group, but I think that's a pretty rough crowd. Doggies such as yourself can pretty much pick whatever group suits them (although you might be a bit large for the Toy group).

Don't forget you need a breed name :-)

Slobbers,
Mango

Katie and Gizmo said...

Hey Tibby
Another cool trick, you are just so smart. I wish I could be as smart as you.

Lickz
Gizmo