Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tibby's Tricky Tuesday!

Hello Friends!
Welcome to my tricky Tuesday! Today we will learn about another pawsome trick I know. I am still learning this one and since we have been pretty busy I haven't had very much time to practice this week. I can still do it pretty good, but you can see I try to cheat a little!


Here's what your owner should do:
1. Get some yummy doggie treats!
2. Have your dog lay down. Hold a treat on the ground right in front of your dog.
3. Slowly move your hand back. If your dog gets up, have her lay down again and start again.
4. If your dog starts to crawl forward say "Good Crawl!" and give her a treat!
5. Gradually move the treat further away before rewarding your dog.
6. When your dog is crawling after the treat consistently start the treat further away from her. The goal is to have your dog crawl without you having to drag the treat in front of her. (I am still learning this part)

As always, keep training sessions short and fun for your dog. Don't get frustrated if your dog is struggling with a command, move on to something she knows well and revisit the new on at a later time. Remember these are just the steps that worked for me and Owner Girl. If they don't seem to work for you and your dog, don't worry! There are many other resources and professionals that can help you.

Good luck and happy training everyone!

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Teddy Bear said...

Good job, Tibby! I just learned how to crawl a few months ago. How fun!

Teddy Bear

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


I don't think so!


Hansel said...

hahaha mommeh still werkin on tryin ta git benny ta lay downs. hahahahahhahahaha

misskyliem said...

Good Job Tibby! Mom has always been trying to get me to crawl, but I'm pretty stubborn :) Now she's on a "take a bow" kick... I wonder how long I will have to put up with this, maybe if I just learn it she will leave me alone!


Abby said...

Hi, Tibby...

My Mom says she thinks I would learn that one quick...

We're gonna try...

Abby xxxooo

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

Nice work, Tibby! But, us Sibes teach R humes to bring the treat to us, haroo!! Cute pic of you in yur post below wif the snow on yur face! All R snow is all gone this week in PGH.

-da boyz, Cosmos & Juneau-

♪Tobi♪ said...

ooo!!! i had to learn this one too. we call it sneaky!! =)

im also learning hop, walk (like a owner), and sit up (kindof like a beg)


The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

Tibby, you are so smart! Great job.


Ms. ~K said...

We won't let our Rama watch your tricks anymore....it gives her too many ideas...
Looking good!
Zack, Sassy, and Buddy

The Army of Four said...

We were with you on step one... then ... well... hey, we're Siberians. 'nough said!
Tai wags,

Ludo van puppy said...

Well done Tibby! I sorta learnt crawl but now I just attack mum's feet from low down. I's an attack dog.
~lickies, Ludo

Katie and Gizmo said...

Hi Tibby,

Neat new trick. I like to slide along the floor, on my belly, wagging my tail. I do this probably 10 times a day, hee hee