Sunday, September 9, 2007

The People Whisperer

Arrow seems dumb but it’s all an act. He could start an obedience school for humans. Arrow knows how to train them. He can’t give them treats because he doesn’t have any and they can get their own from the magic box. Arrow uses negative conditioning. Barking. Pooping. Peeing.

I used to go for walkies, maybe three times a day. No treats. Just plastic bags. I never pooped or peed on the floor. (Occasionally in other people’s houses just to let their dogs know I’d been there.)

Arrow pooped and peed on the floor a lot. He’d go for a walkie, then come in and poop or pee on the floor. Only on rugs or carpeting. He likes a soft surface.

First they changed our food. Poor widdle Arrow can’t eat straight kibble so they mixed it with hamburger (!) or chicken (!) and rice. To be fair I got the same thing.

He was a little better but he still had his “accidents.” Then they started giving him a treat every time he pooped outside. He poops, then comes over for his snack. To be fair I got the same thing.

Then he started barking. He comes over to my owner mom, looks her in the eye, and barks. Loud. She takes him for a walkie! Poor widdle Arrow can’t hold it. To be fair I get to go too.

She has learned three new tricks. Treats for poop. Cooking for us. Walkies whenever Arrow barks. Almost. He tried at bedtime and the bearded one suggested a muzzle.


Poppy said...

Arrow sure is smart to train your peeps like that. Although, you are actually even smarter, because he does all the work, but you still get the benefits. Well done, Deefor!


Joe Stains said...

wow, you have to wonder how he can be so smart, yet not so smart. haha

Lorenza said...

Hi, Deefor
Aha! Arrow is very smart. He knows how to get what he wants! Glad you get the benefits too!
Good job!
Have a good night

Pacco de Mongrel said...

3 walkies per day!?!?!?

tat so many..ur such a lucky pup

Amber-Mae said...

Oh, I've trained my hoomans well too. But wish I can train my mommy to do the tricks I do especially the balancing treat trick. Hehehe!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

ROSSI said...

Oh that is for sure... one said some people are more likely to stick to their exercise plan if they work out with a partner, but that partner doesn't have to be a person... i think this rule apply the same to arrow n you..


Max Dex said...

I love that last line!!