Sunday, April 26, 2009

Training The Snuggle Puggle

So many of you were wondering about the waiting for permission to go potty thing. I'll tell you about training the Snuggle Puggle! Me & Mommy go on four 30 minute to an hour walks a day to just practice walking & enjoy the day. My nose use to make it impossible for us to have an enjoyable walk but Amber-Mae gave us some training tips & now I stay by Mommy's side. Also I used to stop & pee on everything,(walk two steps, pee, two steps, pee) which meant walks were cut short, but now when we walk on and I hold it until we get to my favorite spots. Then Mommy says, "Sit," I look up at her with my puppy face & she says, "Go ahead." Then I go potty, make a circle around her & get back into my spot.(which is on her left side). I don't always behave on my walks, sometimes I don't listen & on those days when we come inside I don't even have to be told that Mommy isn't happy with me! I just go straight to my bed & try to use my cute face to win back her love(it ALWAYS works!). If I behave on my walk my Mommy also doesn't have to say anything but most of the time she is so happy that she does! She says, "I'm so proud of you Eduardo!" & I get a big kiss when she takes off my harness then I go directly to the treat cabinet to get a yummy treat. Training to be an off-leash dog is a lot of work & we still have a long way to go, but Mommy can't wait for me to be able to walk beside her no leash attached! A couple of times she has dropped the leash to she what would happen, & I just stop & sniff & then look at her like, "You coming Lady?". One time she was talking to Macy's Mommy & I was supposed to be sitting so she relaxed her grip on the leash. Macy took off running for a squirrel & I thought I would follow(Macy has a very long leash: 15ft, my leash is only 4ft long). The leash flew out of Mommy's hand & her heart skipped a beat. My Mommy thought fast & said(In the most authoritative voice EVER!)"Eduardo! Come!". I turned right around in my tracks & came to my Mommy! How many cookies do you think I got that day? Anyway that's an update on my training, I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

28 comments:

Lorenza said...

Hi, Eduardo!
Sure is nice to have all those walkies with your mom to enforce your training!
Have a happy sunday!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

JD and Max said...

Hi Eduardo - it's so obvious (and lovely) that you and your mommy have such a lovely bond. No wonder you want to be the best boy ever for her! Tail wags - JD and Max.

Gus said...

Good Job Eduardo. I will go potty when muzzer says, but I also go other times on my walkies. We learned that in Va when we lived in the apartment, and sometimes muzzer didn't want to walk 45 minutes each time, so we practiced "on command"

hehehe
gussie

lola said...

training is sooo hard! I'm still working on just walking and not pulling the leash. Mommy said she needs to take training tips from your mommy.

Erin,Bubs,Tex and Veda said...

Good Job Eduardo's mommy!! We know you are the one doing all the hard work!!! :D

Aniemother said...

I don't have to ask permission - but I know I'm only to stop and sniff and pee when Mom stop walking. And when she thinks I'm using too much time she says "that'll do it" and then I know I've got two more seconds before she'll make me move so I hurry to pee.

Bajas

Chase said...

Hi Eduardo!

Wow, you are doing such a great job with the training. :-) It sounds like all of your hard work is paying off.


Sniffs and licks,

Chase

Kasha said...

A snuggle puggle! So freakin cute! I'm glad I ran into this blog! I will be adding it to my blog list to keep in touch. Feel free to stop by my blog and meet my Africa!
http://trainingboerboels.blogspot.com/

Girasol said...

Very good job Eduardo!!! I know that soom you will earn a diploma for you good training...and some treats too!!

Mango said...

Yowsa! Your mom must have been so happy when her "Eduardo come" worked. You are a clever little chap and apparently you have been paying good attention to your instructions.

Slobbers,
Mango

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo are doing such a fine job training your mom!

Keep up the good work!

If she khontinues to do well, make sure she gets a treat!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Ruby and Penny said...

Good job Eduardo.
With all that practicing you and your mom will be walking off leash in no time.
Love Ruby & Penny

Checkers said...

Eduardo - whatever works for you and your mommy! You're just adorable -

Checkers

Karen Jo said...

Your Mom is very smart to train you in such a way that your walks are more fun for both of you. You did great when your Mom told you to come and you did. That's part of being an off-leash dog.

Mr. Puggle said...

that is great motivation for me to train mr. puggle to do that! now that the weather is warm i will do that. thanks. :)

Bruschi said...

Hi Eduardo! That is so great that you responded to mommy's "Come" command so quickly like that when you broke free!! That is the scariest thing for the humans when we get away from them like that. congrats on being such a good boy!!

Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

Joey said...

Hi Eduardo - you certainly are being a very good boy on your training, especially coming like that when your mom called you. You must be a very smart puggle, as well as snuggly.

See ya!
Joey

Skitto and Peanut said...

HUGS Eduardo.

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh it doesn't matter about your potty stuff, you are just the most handsome beast!

Petra said...

I love that picture of you, Eduardo! And I'm thoroughly impressed with the progress you're making in your training. Pretty soon you'll be teaching your mom tricks!

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Great job with the training, Eduardo!

Ruby Bleu said...

Wow Eduardo you are a rock star!!! My Mom is very impressed. She wants to know if you will give me some lessons. I have no idea what she is talking about!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Wow, that is great that you go potty on command, Eduardo! Do you mind emailing Mom some tips on how to do that? She says that my nose is impossible for walkies too...

Scottie

Maggie and Mitch said...

You're a good boy going to your mom when you're called, Eduardo! You're going to walk off-leash one day soon - we just know it! Keep up the good work!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Preston said...

Hi Eduardo! You are such a good boy! Can you share your tips on how to be a good walker with me? I just moved to a big city and mommy thinks that I should start learning how to walk properly next to her instead of sniff-n-stop. Mommy said if I dont, she is getting Victoria Stillwell. That lady sounds scary!

I am looking up to you!

Licks,
Preston

Simba and Jazzi said...

You are well behaved on your walks.

Simba and Jazzi xxx

Lex said...

Wow Eduardo sounds like your training is going so well!!
We are working hard with Gus but he is nowhere near your skills. :)

Jodi said...

Hi Eduard, I just wanted to say hello and send well wishes you and the families way. God bless.

Jodi