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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Dog Training tips - Not for the Dog Whisperer

I was reading on Cesar's Way today an article about dog training and obedience. The title was "Will Beg for Food," and I got to thinking, I can't live like that! The article clearly states the following "rules": Do not give food, ignore, don't feel sorry for your dog, and, to make matter worse, be consistent. Yikes! I know M watches the Dog Whisperer's television show, because we all watch it together, but luckily when it comes to raising us, M listens to dog advice but in the end she just follows her instinct.

Exhibit A:
Notice the drool dangling from the corner of my sissy's mouth? 
Why prolong the torture?

What did Cesar Milan mean, but saying Do Not Give Food? Did you guys notice our wide eyes, our pleasure and anticipation? What kind of dog training is that? I beg to differ.

Exhibit B:
Add to the equation our soft pink curled tongues and intensity.

Milan's article tells humans to Ignore. If that's dog training, I want to have none of it. I prefer people training and I believe I am good at it.

Exhibit C:
Ignore this, if you can!

As for the idea of Not Feeling Sorry For Your Dog, another silly dog training tip, I disagree with that strongly. No matter how well-fed we are, and we are thanks to our rescuers and dotting parents, we can always eat more, especially if it comes from the table. Scraps off the table is what Linguini and I live for--Frankie's still learning.

But she's a fast learner!

Dog training tips can be dangerous for us. We need to unite our forces and protest. No more living by the book. Human training is much more fun and relaxing and we have proved it with our blogs. Let's continue on with our tradition and let Mr Milan convert the others. Dog training my... Milan!

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My Mind's Eye said...

Madi agrees train the humans leave the furids alone!!! Great drool and tongue pictures
Madi and Mom

Pat Wahler said...

Uh-oh. Sounds like a revolt brewing.

houndstooth said...

I whole-heartedly agree! I have been working on training my people since I got here, and I think I'm making headway.


the magic sleigh said...

Wooos! Great training tips! I need to work it a bit more to get Mom to give me some table scraps, maybe the cute harp seal look?
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Hahaha, we got our Dad trained to give us hooman food, Mom....we're still working on her!

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

3 doxies said...

Okays...Mr. Milan would quit his job if he was training me. And da vet has already tolds mum that we not suppose to train suppose to be da other way around...hehehehe! Twink, make sures you stay calm and balanced today. Oh jeez, I really makes myself laugh.
Those are some really fantastical shots. I loves da drooly one.

Draco and his Mom said...

Oh my word, that is some serious drool. I have been known to leak about the mouth when Mom has an ice cream stick, because she lets me lick off the "rest" when she is done. Dad will give me a peanut sometimes, so I believe I have them both trained pretty good. You have a very curly pink tongue Twink, and serious givemesome eyes.

brooke said...

synchronized tongue curls!!!

Salinger The Pug said...

Don't feel sorry for your dog? That Caesar Salad Man is clearly INSANE!
As a Pug, I've grown very proud of my "extreme sad face" that I've perfected over the last 3 years and I certainly am not going to allow this crazed Salad Man to cock it all up for me now! I think I'm going to have to email the cable people and see if they can get rid of Animal Planet so Mom doesn't get wind of this fool!

Thanks for the heads up!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

The Momster has been trying for years to train the Dadster to stop feeding us from the table. She doesn't mind if we get some tidbits after the meal is done, but NOT while the family is at the table. But she hasn't succeeded yet - YAY!!!

Woos- Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The WriggleButts said...

BOL! Mom always accused me of "not having read the manual" when I was a puppy. I guess I'll just keep it up.


Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Even before watching the milan guy...Momma has always been made of stone. Yea she does offer us pizza crust...but thats it. But thankfully Grandma lives with us and we have her FULLY trained. We agree what does he know...has he ever watched someone eat and not drooled over it.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Remington said...

How Beth feels about this training thing is that each dog is different like each child is....get to know your dog and do what works best....everyone will be much more happy! And that is what life is all about!

Diana Chiew said...

Don't know about the Dog Whisperer and his trainings. Our humans do give us their food. We don't get ignore when we "ask" for food and we don't think we are spoilt because of that!

Nuthatch... said...

Twink we don't know how anyone could resist those faces. Exhibit A & B are priceless!

Kate said...

Hear Hear!!!!!!

I thought that Cesar guy is like a DogGod?

However, I like the sound of your method better - people training...

Dog + Food = Obedience
Its not rocket science

Koda MD

Anonymous said...

ACK! You mean peoples are actually WATCHING this human? Twink! Perhaps there needs to be an undercover, super-double-top-secret operation to scrambles up the tv receptions for that channel. I mean, I just got my parents all good and trained like I want 'em. What if - horror of horrors - they see this show? That's just too much horribleness to think about all at one time!

Okay, I thinks I'm hyperventilating and when I hyperventilates I get hungry. Better go get mom to gets me a cookie.

Most Freaked Out Wiggles & Wags,

kissa-bull said...

we must start a revolution twinkie
and when we takes ofur the world
clickers will be required for all humans
we must stop thish madness we say!!!!!

pibble sugars and wee wags
the pittie pack

the booker man said...

what do you mean no cookies, no sympathy, and ignoring us?! fruit loop milan is more like it!!
it's good to see that there are some other professional droolers out there. teehee!
the booker man

kks said...

my pack loves "human food"!

Two Pitties in the City said...

I think you are good at training M.

Molly the Airedale said...

Cesar Milan is definitely NOT a doggie's best friend! We NEED our nourishment!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

JacksDad said...

I do believe in having a well-behaved dog, but I also believe that sometimes dogs just need to be dogs!

And with regards to the well-behaved dogs, I would like to have one one day :)

Oskar said...

Oh I agree very strongly with you!!

BRUTUS said...

Here, here! I totally agree! Gee, Twinkie, maybe you can be the first "Human Whisperer"! I think you've got it figured out! Whaddya say??

Brutus the Frenchie

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

I have my own system. I make them beg me to take their food. It helps that I have a moderate appetite and I'm kind of picky. So, I don't eat what they give me for a day or so and before you know it they'll give me ANYTHING. Works very well.

wags, Lola

Two French Bulldogs said...

We call it torture and child abuse
Benny & Lily

Sonic said...

I think I'm small enough to drown in that drool!


Unknown said...

Now maybe all these dogs don't like it but I certainly love being able to leave my half-eaten plate of food on the couch next to Rugby while I get something from the other room and still have all my food on my plate when I get back! :p

Unknown said...

Now maybe all these dogs don't like it but I certainly love being able to leave my half-eaten plate of food on the couch next to Rugby while I get something from the other room and still have all my food on my plate when I get back! :p

Life With Dogs said...

You speak for many! :)

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...

We think he's from another planet!


Golden Samantha said...

Hahaah! You probably saw this, but over at Mango's place, he said that doggehs should have clickers for peeps heheh! Yeah! I agree!
Hugs xo

Oreo said...

My Mom would never ignores me, nor would I let her BOL She gives me people food sometimes but she doesnt let me beg while they are eatting. She says that are BAD manners!! As long as she doesnt forget me, I feel that is a good compromise. She likes to share with me.

Martine said...

The kiddlets agree with you 100%

Smushie Ranch said...

BOL! Twink, our mom is the same way. She loves watching the Dog Whisperer. But first she has to get us to settle down because we boof at the dogs on the t.v.

Stella, Gunther and Betty

ocmist said...

Grammy LOVES the Dog Whisperer, but she still tends to spoil us some. We know when she means business and don't go past the limits, but she says she just figures we are trying to help her with HER diet which she calls the "Six Corgi and a Border Collie Diet." Actually, for Grandma OC's sake, she has been trying to be careful not to give HER to much, but THAT is really hard for her because Grandma's got the most beautiful eyes and has had over a decade of training Grammy to "Look into my eyes..." The Corgi Country Crew

Scout and Freyja said...

Don't give food? What in the world is he thinking? Shame on him!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

we are definately not fans of Ceasar's methods either!

KB said...

I'm with you Twinkie! I think that Milan is bad, bad, bad. I hate his training methods. Unite against evil!

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Oh MY!! We are with you Twink...Although training our humans to give us scraps has been futile so far....Any tips???


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

How on EARTH did I miss your post yesterday???
This is grrreat. Loved Linguini's drools!!
This was one of your very very bestest posts EVER!!!
I got your Email. I truly understand EXACTLY what you were saying!!!

Kapitein Haakje said...

love those photos :D
and we love you twinkieeee

El'bow & Hauwii

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Darling pics!

Amber and Nala said...

BOL!! I SO agree! Well said my furiend! Let's keep up the human training and we can rule the world....muhahahaha! ;)


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