Monday, April 28, 2008

Update on Bark Busters or I Poop for Hamburger

Before BB (BBB)

We have been working on walking without dragging our humans around. I thought that's why they were holding on to the leash. Now I stay on the side or a little behind my humans. Mostly.

Otherwise they give me a little pull on the torture harness. I think it is outlawed by the Geneva Convention. I guess Bush doesn’t care. That’s why we need a doggie president—but let’s get back on the topic...

I have learned how to slip one of my paws out of the torture harness WHILE WE ARE WALKING. Even Arrow can’t figure out how I do it and I’m not telling. I am Deefordini. Escape doggie.

Arrow pulls sometimes and he gets a little pull too. He is better but not as good as me.


One big problem we had was barking (Arrow) and growling (me) at passing dogs. Sometimes my owner mom yanks us in another direction, or she tries to make us walk close to her. But we bark and growl anyway, even if she is giving little pulls and growling BAAAA and throwing her little Bark Buster bean bags.

This got so embarrassing (for her, not me) that she tried something else that is not from Bark Busters. To get the filthy boy Arrow to poop outside all the time, my mom starting rewarding him with pieces of chicken or hamburger. (To be fair I get it too!) Now when she thinks we are going to growl and bark at a dog, she throws food at us. Leftover meatloaf or growling at some strange doggie? Hmmm. Let me think. Which would I prefer? Sometimes she just takes out the special baggie and we stop. Now don’t tell Bark Busters about this because they might not like it. It's quiet. Non-violent. And yummy.


Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

I will poop for just about anything! But for a hamburger I will drop as many terds as you please!!!

Is it still cold in Colorado? I have some family there...I wish I could have cool weather again!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Mango said...

Ah yes, I apparently have "issues" on walkies as well as I am opposed to any human or doggie coming near my momma. I also have a torture device called a gentle leader that I am forced to wear on walkies so momma can better "communicate" with me.

This might not work for you, but when I've had enough I head butt her. Makes her walk all wobbly. Hee hee.


Joe Stains said...

omdog meatloaf for bad actions, I could do that, for sure!

I am so impressed with your harness escape skills, that is truly marvelous.

JB's Big World said...

I don't go for walks. I am scared to go outside. But I poop a lot inside, but not as much as my sister PooPoo.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Deefor!
Looking at your ABB pictures I can see you two are doing well!
I think you will need more and more walkies after all those treats! (Yes, I am envy!)
Kisses and hugs

Lacy said...

woof's Deefor and Arrow..heehee me likes that deefordini...wishes me cood b a rockydini and chew my tie out chain into, but hard as me trys it wont break....i finks i cood deal wiff hamburger and chickin to not bark and growl...i is ok when outside, but inside iz a different story..

b safe,

Amber-Mae said...

I used to wear the Halti. That was a torture device too! I used to be sooo depressed the moment it was put on me. I used it when I was in puppy class. It was for better control. Indeed I was in better control but I was extremely unhappy...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Yeah for hamburger treats. :)

~ Girl girl

Stanley said...


Congratulations for retraining your hooman mama to dole out food so willingly. You MUST publish your findings.

And Deefordini, do you need an agent? Will you be taking this magic act on the road?

By the way, I love that first photo. You look like you're dancing, but I can tell you're doing counter recon. If you ever need help surfing on the counter just let me know. I'm a pro.

Goober love & smooches,

Sharon said...

I think you are right about the doggie for president. That's why I'm supporting and voting for Tuffy for president! See here:
and here: