Sunday 15 June 2014

Share It Sunday, Tenacious Little Terrier!

Nominated by last week's guest blogger Slimdoggy.

Positive Pet Training #6 - Favorite Trick(s)

Welcome to June's edition of the Positive Pet Training Blog Hop hosted by Cascadian Nomads, Dachshund Nola and myself. This month, we're discussing our favorite trick.

Mr. N's favorites are probably either "high five" or "dance." They're his default if he is confused or mugging for a treat. He has also been offering "shame" a lot lately because that was the last thing we worked on so he assumes that's what I want.

As for my favorite... it's probably whichever one I'm working on at the time! Right now, we're working on unrolling a yoga mat and retrieving.

The latter is frustrating me terribly because Mr. N is not a natural mouther. He will paw at the object in question or nose it but won't offer any mouthing behavior. So we're working on it with tiny baby steps. We're on day three of working on it and he's progressed from refusing to put his mouth anywhere near the stick to bringing it to me from four feet away.

Mr. N seems incredulous that I just want him to bring back the stick. He's like what if I hold the stick in my mouth and try to wave at the same time? Or if I hold the stick and cover my eyes? Oh fine. Have the stupid stick! And he'll fling the stick at me.

Yoga mat rolling is going rather smoothly. Initially, he wanted to roll it up rather than unroll it but it's going in the right direction now. I think later on, I might try to have him unroll the mat then roll it back up.

This video is from our first session

What's your favorite trick? Does it differ from your dog's favorite? 

Tenacious Little Terrier.

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From the author Molly The Wally.


  1. he is adorable and very smart.. our two dogs don't have a single trick.

  2. I say, give the poor doggie more treats or unroll yur own durn yoga mat!

    Have a super duper day MollyGrrl!

  3. That was a pleasure to watch Mr. N. ! I always waited for a treat too when I heard the noise of the clicker :o) Many thanks for sharing a wonderful pup who can even dance ! Have a great sunday Molly!

  4. We enjoyed Mr N,very cute too,xx Speedy

  5. That is a very cute little woofie!

  6. oooooo, what a smart little terrier! Miz Molly, your "kind" just makes my heart sing. What would us peeps do without you all?

  7. I love Mr. N, he is so cute and smart.

  8. Unrolling a yoga mat is pawsome!

    Keep on wagging,

  9. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Mr. N is very very mom needs a yoga mat.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  10. Very good! We only believe in pawsitive training and we use the clicker too. Makes communication so much easier!

    BTW, we have a Blogville friend who is in need of fast POTP over at Cowspots!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. Woofs PAWsome:-) We know Mr. N n loves him. Yay to unrolling a yoga mat ... one of Sugar's favorite trick to do too. Have a wonderful Sunday Molly. Golden Woofs

  12. Molly that is pawsum..i haven't leawned many twicks cause Mommi is eithew busy ow in hew dawk I'm just happy I can play ball and go fow walks .
    Sank you fow yoow good thoughts fow my Daddi...he is doing vewy well
    Smoochie kisses

  13. Aw what a cute video!!
    Smart pup!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  14. We aren't big on tricks here, but we have a couple basic ones.

  15. Mr. N is awesome. I wish I could do this too :-)

  16. Mr. N is super cute and super super smart!!!

    Momo & Pinot xo

  17. Wow, that is pawsome the way Mr. N unrolls that yoga mat.
    Do we know any tricks? Our best trick is when mama says to get off the counter top we jump into the window over the counter top. See mama, we aren't on the counter. MOL! We is cats, we don'ts do tricks unless we really want to.

    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew