Thursday, August 29, 2013

Training Thursday - The stupidest trick ever by Lee

For the most part I can put up with Lady's training. She is really good at reinforcing my behaviours (meaning she gives a lot of treats). She keeps saying she needs to thin the schedule of reinforcement, I say, if you do that, I won't do the tricks and when she tries I show her. Sometimes I wonder who is shaping whose's behaviour.

Anyhow, she has been working hard again at my waiting for food. I think this is stupid and this is why . . . have you ever seen someone put food in front of her and say wait? No. She gets to just eat if she wants to eat. She says if she is out she needs to wait for everyone, but I don't believe her. People eat when they want to eat . . . so this is a stupid trick.

I showed her at the end of this video:

Other updates:
The picture from yesterday was Sammy's package . . . . it was the first picture Lady took. She realized she hadn't posted it and she hasn't been taking enough pictures of us this week. The trick did not work. In the end, the Lady and scissors helped open it. 

Lady also got the referral to the behaviourist. She is going to call later today and book that appointment. It is going to be like an 1.5 hour drive to see her, so hopefully it will be helpful!


  1. 'High Paws' for those Sit & Stays.

  2. We just go with selective hearing over here. Peeps then always gives up. Good luck with Lee. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. That "TRICK" stuffs is nothing butt a Peep Attempt at PAWER PLAY.. We do our BEST to avoid encouraging our peeps to try that stuffs with us. You are SO correct to observe that THEY don't have to SIT and WAIT fur their foods.. SO WHY should WE.
    Life is very unfair. Peeps get all the breaks. Like being able to potty in the HOUSE and stuffs like that. We need to UNIONIZE .

  4. hello! how are you? Lots of kisses

  5. OMD did my eye's see right EMPTY BOWL.. well we fink your Lady needs to see a behaviorist BAWAHWHAHHWHA XX00XXX

    Mollie and Alfie

  6. Waiting for our food is a trick we have never learned HA HA. We get too excited for FOOOD!!!!
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  7. Inside the house we do good with "wait" and "stay" as long as we can see the food, BUT outside we hi-tail it out of there just as fast as we can!
    The behaviorist will be interesting!
    stella rose

  8. wow are they good! Dakota would NEVER wait like that!

  9. You are doing very well!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  10. We don't understand why mom doesn't roll over for her food
    Benny & Lily

  11. Yeah, we have to wait for that OKAY before we get our food AND sometimes treats. What's up with that? We agree with Benny and Lily.

    Must say, Hailey....great technique. Having to wait gives you time to work out your move.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  12. I give your mom an A for perserverence!
    And well you pups deserve extra treats
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  13. The Mom makes us wait - only because we will trip her up on the rce to the bowls other wise :)

  14. I am trying to make Shiner wait for her food too right now. Good luck Lee!

  15. Hmmm... that does seem to be a rather stupid trick. It's not even really a trick, I think. I think the Lady might need to try some new tricks. Tricks that get you treats! Those are the best kind, you know.


  16. Great Sit Stays, you two!!!!!!!!

  17. Great Sit Stays, you two!!!!!!!!

  18. Great Sit Stays, you two!!!!!!!!


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