Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Training Tuesday - Our New Tricks

As part of Project Hailey, we are working on new tricks everyday. They aren't perfect yet, but we will share how they are going! 

1) Over

I have always wanted Lee to do this, and she has always been sort of resistant to it, but we have some progress. It is not perfect yet, but is improving.

If you remember in the winter we tried this with Phod and he freaked out. I am happy to report we have worked passed this and he is doing much better with this trick.

2) Staying and only coming to your name

This is a short clip of the new game we play. One dog sits, the other comes. We repeat this around the kitchen/dining room.

We are looking for ideas for more tricks - if you have any, please share.

She can sit, stay, wave, paw, bang, down, paws up, pray, dance, sing, bow.


  1. FANTASTIC! Dui is sort of doing down. But not roll over. Of course, he's so close to the ground that you can't tell if he's down or not most of the time. You've shown what keeping up the practise can achieve. Well done.

    A Dui-nado is just like Sharknado, without the chainsaws.

  2. Those are great tricks! One of my boys does high-five, though it's not perfect :-)

  3. that are doing awesome - practice makes perfect. What about the sit and wait ....have them sit...say wait then you move into another room out of sight...you may have to practice slowly moving further away each time. Then you call them and make them sit again when they come....and of coarse the reward is a treat.

  4. Oh how fun! We do a lot of touch tricks and look at me - which helps when putting together photos for the blog. I've never tried roll over - I may have to try it.

    Monty and Harlow

  5. Remember Hailey.... Practice makes PAWfect... and gets you TREATS.

  6. Very good. Mom better start teaching me something new
    Lily & Edward

  7. Bravo Lee! Bravo Phod! It's great to watch you! I can make my own chicken rolls. With chicken and farmers cheese, no idea if that counts for a trick :o) but it's tasty!

  8. Oh you two are so smart!!!!! We had better get in gear.
    stella rose

  9. We are so proud of you two it is good to learn new things to keep your minds active
    Hugs madi your bfff

  10. Wow, you both do so many tricks! Sure hope that treats are also involved bcuz that's a lot of work.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  11. Tricks are fun! My favourite is Sing, and also Are You Shy which is where I run behind the person and peek through their legs. I will tell you a story about this later. Ojo's favourite trick is Bow. She does this all the time, even when the people don't ask. She says it is comfy. She will hang out there for over a minute, just because she feels like it.

    Oh, and also Turn Left and Turn Right. Those are fun too, except I get dizzy if I have to do them too much!

    I also like weaving my person's legs, something called "ride" where I walk backwards and forwards standing inbetween the person's legs (to match her going forward and backward), and the one where my person puts treats on my paws and I do not take them until she says to do so. I like this one a lot because I don't need to do anything, just sit there with cheese on my paws! Oh and I also like to back up. These are my favourites. I swear I know about a zillion tricks though! I am very clever!

    Ojo knows some of the tricks that I know, but not all. I know way more than her. She only has one trick that I do not have, which is Bring It. This is where the person shows her an object and then puts it down in a pile of other objects, and Ojo needs to go find the right thing and bring it back. She also delivers slippers and lunch bags and things from one person to another.This is grunt work however; I would never demean myself to do such a thing!

    My person says I should tell the Are You Shy story. The people taught me this trick when I was very little, and my littlest person was also much more little. She was six years old and many of her friends were afraid of Dogs. So they taught me to turn away from the little friends and run behind their legs, then peek my head through. This was supposed to make me less scary.

    What it did was make me VERY cute. Everyone liked this, and so I did it more and more and more. Now whenever I meet someone that I like I run around behind them and push myself between their legs. If their legs are close together I just push harder until I can get through. The people say that I almost knocked over a very old person doing this one day, but I don't believe it.

    I do remember though trying to greet a man on the beach like this one time. The problem was that this man had very low board shorts on, and my head got caught in his shorts between his legs. I had to shake my head and shake my head and shake my head between his legs to try to get free! This was very upsetting for me, and for some reason it made the people very embarrassed. I'm not sure why... I was the one stuck down there!!

    Happy tricks!!


  12. YIKES! We are soooo far behind the curve. I think we need to get our tails in gear! Braeden can sit, high paw, go to his bed and shake. Seth....he's still working on sit for longer than 3 seconds BOL Happy Tuesday!

    Braeden and Seth

  13. That is really good. My best trick is getting my Mommy to do whatever I want her to do. I love your videos. I went and fixed mine so I hope everyone can watch it now.

    Loveys Sasha

  14. Wow!!! I could never get my huskies to stay while only one of them come to me! And they won't roll over either!!! Well done!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  15. Ahhhhhhh, we be think a trick for the peeps is in order..........MORE TREATS ON DEMAND. good job guys, we know its hard to get that right!

    The Mad Pirate Scots

  16. You all are very talented. We don't do any tricks like that.

  17. Wow that is awesome! I always wanted Shiner to learn that one too, but it just never happened lol.

  18. WOW....you guys are getting so very smart!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  19. You should go on America's Got Talent! WOW - you two are pawsome at tricks.

  20. Typist is loving the second trick, what a fab idea!


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