Mum has decided that it would be a good idea to start a new thing. She cannot choose what to call it so for now it be called ‘Tricky T-days’. What we is going to do is use days of the week that begin with T’s to show what training and tricks we is working on. We thought of tuesday since I will be going to school on mondays. We likes to do trainings and mum say it stop me going round annoying grandpawents and Penny. BOL!
So for our first ‘Tricky T-day’ mum said we should update on some old things I had learned and posted about.
First is wipe your feet here is when I first learned it. Way back when I was very little and still had a Daddy about. Here below be it put into practice. BOL! I loves to wipe my feet on the towel.
Next be ‘Where’s tiny teddy’ Where I was learning the names of my stuffs. Here it be again, but a bit harder.
Tiny teddy be a fun game!
( Update! Mum has just noticed on Tibby’s blog that she already does a pawsome trick tuesday and thursday. She had forgot she already did one, as we has not long been visiting his blog. His is very different to ours because Tibby teaches you a new trick and we is just showing you how our trainings is going.. But we wanted to say sorry to Tibby if she thinks we is stepping on his paws. 🙂 There is not really many other names you can give a trick day, we can’ts think of any, but if any of our friends can think of a good name please bark it at me as we would like Tibby’s name to stay unique! )
Here be the treats I is getting for doing trainings.
Okies! For this week we is gonna be trying to learn. Cross paws and ‘are you shy’ / hide. Mum wants to talk now. Don’t she know this be my blog!? ooh, pee ess. Gosh, there is so many of these other dogs about, you has all found one? Thanks for all yous advices. I think I is safe from him for now.
Hello everyone, Dee (Ludo’s mum) here.
I thought I’d speak for a bit to tell you what we’re doing with the tricks. I know some people will think Ludo’s a bit young to be learning different tricks but I am home all day with him so we get time to fit in little bits of training here and there and also get plenty of play and sleep. 😉 I hope Ludo enjoys his trick training, he does seem to and is very clever, so it gives him something to think about. If I can get my head around video editing a bit better I’ll try and make one showing the things he can do so far. 🙂
So, for the first ‘t’ day we’re learning cross paws, inspired by Obay shelties little girl pups looking so sweet and some of our other friends that are learning it. I’m doing it on the bed as Ludo’s very bouncy and on the floor was pouncing a bit too much and although he was still using his left paw he would scooch over to touch the target rather than cross his paws. haha!
I’m using the lid from a jar of barker and barker treats. He already knows the word tap to touch something with his paw, so I decided to use that first until he gets what I want him to do. I’ve then started saying cross paws. Hopefully I’ll be able to take the target away over the next few sessions and then progress to the dreaded floor. 😀
For ‘Are you shy/hide’ I’d read in lots of places to put tape or some sort of rubber band type thing on the dogs muzzle. Ludo was not impressed with having tape stuck to him at all and ended up with parcel tape everywhere. It doesn’t stick to him for some reason. So I then had the idea to use a hair clip, which is working quite well. 🙂
Well… I can certainly ramble can’t I? No wonder Ludo wont let me talk more often. I hope you all enjoy watching Ludo’s progress during ‘tricky t days’ and any tips would be great. 🙂 Ooh, and please excuse my insanely high pitched voice in some of the videos!