Warning: this post contains some swearing and cross dressing, and may be offensive to some puppies. Viewer discretion is advised (I've always wanted to say that!)
First, my good friends over at What Remains Now asked some questions on the training post I did last week. They asked Mom:
What was the hardest trick or behavior to teach Nola and if you think you know why, why?
The hardest thing to teach Nola was "down"! She usually picks up easy commands (sit, touch, wait, ect) within a few minutes but teaching "down" took THREE WEEKS!!!! No other command or trick took that long. I know exactly what I was doing wrong with teaching this too.
I tried to teach Nola "down" like you'd teach a tall dog, by quickly moving the treat between her front legs. Obviously, with Nola being a Dachshund, she dropped her head to get the treat while remaining standing. So finally, 3 weeks later, I had the idea to try and teach Nola "down" on the edge of my bed. Worked perfectly!
Has there been any tricks or behaviors that you know Nola knows, but she refuses to do them or "plays dumb"?
Nola frequently plays dumb when I ask her to walk nicely at the beach. I think it's 'cause when we're there she expects to be off leash and doesn't get why sometimes I can't let her off.
How do Auggie and Boston do with training?
Honestly, I don't do hardly any training with Boston or Auggie. Auggie has zero focus, none at all. And Boston isn't motivated by food or toys, and gets distracted with praise so it's very slow going. And of course, little miss steal the show always barges in when I'm trying to train the minion and does whatever command I'm trying to get the other two to do. Sigh.
I'd possibly trust Boston off leash, but NEVER Auggie. That dog follows his nose and tunes out everything else.
What Remains Now also requested to see Auggie in some of his cross dressing outfits, so here ya go!
|Oh no. I just KNOW where this is going.|
|Hello? I'M the girl here.|
|And a gawjuss one at that!|
|Dachshund Mommy: I swear to you, Nola was literally shaking her head here.|
|Mom. I expect better from you. Young pups read my blog!|
|Little mr (miss?) attention whore|
|He has the balls to... oh wait, he doesn't have those any more!|
|*snicker* me and my sister|
|Auggie in MY dress.|
|What are you, some cheap hooker? All winky winky like that|
|Yup. I'm still cuter! And female.|
Have y'all heard about the Blogville Back to School Bash? No? Well, go check it out! It'll be so pawsome! Because I will be teaching TWO classes! The BBTSB will be on September 12th.
Yup, that's right! I'll be teaching Modeling AND Minion Ruling! If you'd like to come to MY class, then tell me below in a comment.
Here's the outline for our classes:
2) On the JOB
4) Interview with a top model (ME!) along with pointers for beginners.
1) What's a minion?
2) Ruling techniques
4) Be firm but
So if you wanna join MY classes, just let me know! For any GUYS (or girls) in my class, don't let my GAWJUSS self distract you. Too much ;)
Kisses and Tail Wags,