Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Training Goals For: February

     Hi, everyone! I think I'm going to be posting some new goals for training at the beginning of each month, and then at the end of the month I'll (hopefully!) show you videos/pictures of my new trick(s).

     So for this month,  I'd like to learn:

Hold an object: I started working on this today (using a pencil), and after just two 5 minute sessions, I'm already biting down gently on it,

Back up: I've already got this a little bit, but I'd like to get better!

"Stop!": This one's Mom's idea. She wants me to drop to a down and stay there when she says the word "stop!".

All tricks and training is Positive Reinforcement and Mom uses a clicker.

Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola


  1. I like the idea of monthly training challenges & the ones you've picked are good...Getting progress so quickly shows you're doing well and it'll be fun to see how your month progresses

  2. Oh we can't wait to see the pencil trick! That's going to be a fun one. And we love the STOP idea. I bet that's for safety purposes.

    I know how to back-up and am very good at it. I just know you're gonna ace that trick Nola. Mommy taught me Release a long time ago and it has come in handy for when I try to dead the tree rats and chippies.

    I know a few others too, but not as many as you Nola. You're one smart cookie!!

    Have fun training. That means lot's and lot's of yummy treats :)

    Lily Belle

  3. wow Nola, you is very smart! mama wants you to teach me; the only trick I knows is when Mama says "Reuben, wannatreat?" and i comes running.


  4. Nola you certainly do keep your mom busy... doing stuffs FOR you.

  5. Good luck with your goals, Nola!

  6. Those are great goals, we can't wait to hear about your progress.

  7. Hope this one doesn't get any ideas
    Benny & Lily

  8. Oooo, holding an object but not running away and destroying said object? Wow! That sounds like a super hard, but awesome goal Nola! Can't wait to hear more!

  9. You are doing so well Nola. We are very impressed with all your training.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  10. What a great idea to make training goals. We will be watching to see how it goes.

  11. Ma has a training goal for me: stop fartin'! BOL Oh, I couldn't resist Nola! Anyhu, I thinks your gonna ACE it ~ as always!

  12. We're sure you'll pass with flying colours, Nola.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  13. Sounds like great tricks. Our Lady is trying to decide what our next trick will be. She says it is hard to train both of us at the same time. Can't wait to see how you do! Lee and Phod

  14. I like all of the training ideas but I LOVE the new header with ears flying! :)

  15. Great idea, making a monthly list of goals. We haven't started on "backing up" yet. It'll be fun to see Nola do that!!!!!

  16. Nola you are so smart!

    Loveys Sasha

  17. Good luck Nola and to your mom! were very excited for your training! always remember be submissive to your mom and she knows best for you Nola! :D

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  18. I can wait to see what you've learned, Nola!

  19. I love the "Stop!" command. Great idea!!


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