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Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday's Dog Training Tips | How to train a Greyhound

Enough joking around. Today, I mean business and I'm here to share some serious dog training tips. I will demonstrate that size does not matter and that designer dogs aren't any smarter than purebred dogs.

I was playing by the side of a "river" when I spotted trouble on the other bank. My Chiweenie sissy was in need of my help. Dog training tip #1: Look fearless. This way, even if you look pathetic like me, you at least surprise your opponent.

Like superman, bum leg flying off to my side, I dove into the raging rapids

"I'm coming, Frankie!" I yelled, swallowing more water with each breath I took

Have no fear! Twinkie's here!

One final leap and I was almost there

Frankie was screaming for her life because Mabel, our good old furiend, was looking at her. I tell you, designer dogs can be quirky, especially the Chiweenie type. As for Mabel, she's a fancy mix herself. She is a Rottweiler and Greyhound cross. Dog training tip #2: Stand your ground and take advantage of the voice Dog gave you. 

The minute I landed on the other side of the river, I let the Greyhound - Rottweiler have an earful. "And don't you ever look at my sister again!" I said in the highest pitch ever known to Chihuahuas, especially considering I'm a tea cup chihuahua

She leaned a bit closer, probably because she couldn't hear me well from that high up
Frankie the Chiweenie, or Chicken Weenie, was inching away

"Run, Frankie, run," I yelled, while staring Mabel down

The Chiweenie didn't get far. She did feel braver though and she learned a lot from me that day. I sure hope you enjoyed my latest dog training tips.

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I've been so busy recently, I still haven't had a chance to visit the Global Animal Blogging Event links to see if I won any of our free giveaways. I can't wait and I'll do it first chance I get! Bottom line, we're all winners just for participating and making new friendships. 

The Date Night over at Twix's is turning into the event of the century. It's fun, unpredictable and hilarious. Look what they did with me and my Gunther!

"Twinkie and Gunther stopped at the beach before heading over. I heard she might put her bikini back on later and go swimming in the toilet!"
The happy couple! BOL
Warning: Please check first before flashing toilet

Have a wonderful week!


My Mind's Eye said...

Hi Twinkie
I didn't know you spoke Greyweildernese!!! Good for you standing up for Frankie.
Mom and I had a ball looking at Date Night. Happy Monday

JacksDad said...

You are a very brave protector!

I hope they are wearing their sunscreams!!

Two Pitties in the City said...

You are quite brave to stand up against such a big dog. I like how it looked like you were walking on water.

Two French Bulldogs said...

We closed our eyes when we saw the date night pics. BOL Thank you for the fearless tips. Lily would have screamed. I will try to train her
Benny (& Lily)

3 doxies said...

See Twinkletoes, I knew we was's cuz we are so muches alike. Well except you have longer legs, and your ears stick up, and you're a designer dog. Anyway, I am most NOT rearful. When you is a little dog you haves to pretend you aren't. Otherwise big doggies take advantage.
Now I must go checks on mum...seems she has fallen off da chair giggling afters she read da part about da bum leg and superman.

3 doxies said...

Oooops I meant NOT fearful...not rearful. That just even looks and sounds bad....what was I thinking?!

Stella said...

Hey Twinkums! Way to go! I am so impressed with you Crossing A River for Frankie, and facing down a vicious Rottie in the process.

You are made of steel, girl!



Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Twinkie.. I can NOT believe that you risked your life in that scary river. Weren't you afraid that Under Toad would come up and grab you. You are sooooo brave.
I'll bet you are feeling all relaxed now that GABE is over for 51 more weeks.

Clive said...

You were so brave there Twinkie!

Congrats again on GABE!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

Remington said...

Brave Twink! I am so proud to be your friend!

Draco and his Mom said...

Way to go were flying through that raging river. I think the rotthound got a good earful. Liked your beachbunny picture too.

the booker man said...

miss twinkie,
you are so totally 'n unbelievably brave!! i hope you are around to save me if i ever get looked at by a rottie/greyhound mix!
the booker man

Oreo said...

Oh twink
You were so brave standing up to that dog. TG, I am proud of you. Just cuz your small doesnt mean you arent BIG!! huh?? You sisters have to stick together!!!


Anonymous said...

Excellent advice...except if the alleged opponent is not doggie friendly, then i'd say, scary advice! recently had a talk with a friend who had a rottie who was people friendly but NOT dog friendly and the 2 small chis surrounded him one day on the beach. they were off leash and barking non-stop. well, thankfully for the rottie, he was very well trained (titled in a protection sport) and his owner told him to sit/stay and he did. otherwise the chi-s would have been his pre-dinner appetizer! woah! scary! so be careful out there my sweets!

wags n wiggles,
wild dingo

My Mind's Eye said...

Hi Twinkie....hang on to your use to take the red eye yet..
Hugs Madi

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Twinkie, You know you can put Miss Mabel in her place any day! She adores you and your sissies!!!

XOXOXO, Auntie and M

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Hey Twinkie, when you get your breffs all caught... fire me an email.

houndstooth said...

Wooo! Twink, you sure had a lot to say! Be careful with dogs who are bigger and faster than you. Some silly dachshund thought he could run with me Friday at the dog park, but he soon learned otherwise! BOL!


the magic sleigh said...

Woooos Twinkie! Woo certainly told off that big doggie! That was very brave of woo to go help the chi-weenie!
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Oskar said...

Looks like fun at the beach!

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Little dogs are often the bravest ones. Of course, in some circumstances the courage is not entirely justified by the facts. Nonetheless, you are formidable in your own way, Twinkie.

wags, Lola

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

You GO girl!! Way to protect your sister AND train Mabel!!


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

Fur sure be khareful of the Unkhle Toad -


Sally Ann and Andy said...

You are a brave big sister to protect your little sister. Go Twinkie.
Sally Ann

Smushie Ranch said...

Twink my brave girl! I was holding my breath just seeing you run through those roaring rapids, then to see you were running full speed at that 2,000lb gigantic horse beast. I had to look away and have Stella read the rest to me.

I think you're gonna need your sports bra next time you run like that though...


Kate said...

Wow Twinkie looks like you had fun at Date Night!

That bum leg had a life of its own!

What a saviour!

Koda MD

Dexter said...

The Mango is well aware of what a wallop you wee doggies can pack. I am still haunted by the assault on my large and gentle self by two Bison Freeze doggies at playgroup. Oh the horror!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

You did such a great job telling Mabel the way it is - we kept waiting for her to drop and roll:) We had a great time at Twix's Date Night too - you and Gunther were quite the sexy duo:)

Congrats again on the great job with GABE!

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Ina in Alaska said...

You pack more bravery than you have in pounds! We are happy you are on patrol but the big doggie looks like a sweet friend!!! And Happy Belated Birthday little Twinkley Girl!!! xoxo

KB said...

The photo of you "telling off" Mabel is too funny! She's SO much bigger than you. You have a heart the size of a horse's!

Those raging rapids looked terrifying :)

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Way to go Twink for protecting your sister! You are soooo fearless!

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

Pee Ess Mom says to tell you that she loved this post, she thought it was hilarious!

Achieve1dream said...

BOL Good job Twink! You sure showed that big dog!!


The Oceanside Animals said...

"Heeeere I come to save the daaaayyyyyy!"

Sagira said...

Wow, Twinkie, you are SO brave!

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