Friday, November 11, 2011

Puppy Training

 Now, all of you can attest to the difficulties of training humans.  Kendra, Bella and I have all had a turn as puppies to train HER.  And we haven't done too badly.
Daisy                                                  Bella
 I, Daisy, did a sterling job  teaching HER to hide cables....especially telephone wires.  I had to chew through a few for HER to finally get the idea.
And many of you will remember Cyclone Bella.  She taught HER not to leave around library books...or any books, cardboard, photo albums.....or shoes.
SHE was upset when SHE left her favourite Birkenstocks ON THE FLOOR and found the strap chewed through.
SHE especially loved those sandals because SHE bought them in Germany conducting the whole transaction in GERMAN! And was told SHE spoke it well! We think the sales ladies were just kind.
In fact, SHE loved them so much, SHE refused to throw them out resulting HER travelling from Dubbo to Virginia (3 flights) before SHE noticed that she was wearing one blue and one black one!!!
 SHE eventually replaced them at great expense and one would have thought SHE'd learned a lesson.
Enter Roxy.....who had to train HER again.
 However, this time SHE decided to modify the sandals 'cause duck tape wouldn't work. BOL!
 We're naming this new style 'The Roxy'.
 Bella inspects the new style while Roxy tries to make off with the other for further modification.
 Training humans is an uphill battle.
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Kendra enjoying a roll yesterday at our friend Millie's.
Her stomach is bare because of the ultrasounds.


  1. Oh our poor families. Will they never learn. Our family still haven't learnt to put their socks away and we have to carry them all over the house cause they love to play 'find the sock'.

    We are so glad Roxy made your mum's sandals so much more comfortable to wear. Well done Roxy. Kendra, I have a bare belly too. Aren't they just so refreshing and cool. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  2. Yep - training these humans is an UPHILL battle - mine still have much to learn.

    Roxy you need to train HER into giving you stuff you CAN chew!! BOL!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  3. Oh you would not believe how much training Gail needed. After all, I was her first ever puppy.
    Great job on the shoes, btw, Roxy. But it looks like SHE might be almost as cheap as Gail.
    Toodle pip!

  4. Ohh, those Birkenstocks look exactly like my human's - I like the modification, maybe I will help my human out in the fashion stakes...

    I do have a question for you, though - now that there are four of you, where does your human sleep? There can't possibly be room for all of you in the bed!

    Puppy kisses

  5. You did well to get the ultrasound gel off so thoroughly !

  6. Roxy should be a fashion designer. I think the modifications she made to the sandals are great.

    We dogs have style and the sooner poor humans realise it the better.

    Nice to see Kendra having a roll on the lawn.

    Lots of love and licks (especially to Kendra)

    From Winnie

  7. Roxy did a good job redesigning your Birkenstocks. We are glad your mom is still able to wear them.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  8. Our mom loves those Roxy sandals! Are you a designer in the making, Roxy?!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  9. OMD OMD... I am sure the ROXYs will be hittin the Birkenstock Shelves SOON. I hope that they give Roxy some of the PROFITS.

    I feel your Pain.. Training these Two Leggers is a real chore. They learn so SLOWLY and Furget so often. They are simply DULL and THICK HEADED.

    Grrrrreat to see that Kendra is having some fun.

  10. I'm glad to report that my Mom did not have a chance to be trained as she always make sure slippers are kept away. Not that I would chew them anyway BOL


  11. haha Your Mom is trying to outFOX Roxy. It will never work. BOL! Puppies are the BEST trainers :) We're gonna stay tuned to see if your Mom resorts to DUCK TAPE straps. Maybe Roxy needs to be on Project Accessory - just sayin'. . .

    The Road Dogs

  12. I think the sandals look betters!!!


    Pee.s. special licks to Daisy

  13. Who needs three straps when two will work much better?

  14. Am I a woose? I honestly haven't chewed anything other than my squeaky toys...I loves the sound of Birkies had sound I'd be all over dem like ketchup on hamburgers!

  15. Some peoples need lots of trainin' and dey still never learn, just ask my mom. ;)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

    PeeS Make sure you visit me tomorrow, you will luvs my surprise!

  16. What did Kendra's ultrasound reveal? We still have our paws crossed for her. Having Roxy around will probably add some zip to her life.

    Mazel tov on adopting Roxy! Or is the two week trial still on? She looks to us like she fits right in. How old is she? Has she been down to the big pond yet?

    Jed & Abby

  17. Ah yes, that puppy training really is quite demanding - we are having to work on it here while our SHE has only one available working arm and hand.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  18. Ha!! Bullies rule!!
    ps. just put everything out of reach!!! lolxx

  19. Hey, my mom has some of those Roxy sandals.(I think dad has a pair too) That is a popular shoe...BOL!


  20. Hi Guys!!! This is just soooo funny, the new style 'Roxy' could catch on you know, much cooler for the feet, just think, a dog chew and human show in one!! This could be a great sales line - hee hee, thanks for giving us a giggle at 6.30 on a Sunday morning :-) Dex and Lou xxx

  21. Wow, I can understand the problem. My peeps are also slow to learn. They know if the bathroon trash gets close to the top, I'll reach in and grab tissues to shred! They KNOW this, yet seem surprised every time. I bet those shoes were a lot of fun to chew on! BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  22. They really DON'T ever learn do they.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  23. It's soo good to see Kendra rolling in the grass! And We love your shoe ingenuity.

    Arooo, Stuart

  24. Love the shoe story :) They look perfect - right ladies??

  25. training humans is hard work...they always have to learn the hard way...

  26. So glad that Kendra is feeling better! That Roxy is very cute!

  27. It took us a long time to train our humans, especially about remote controls. They didn't seem to catch on to the putting them up high thing. Finally Tsar chewed three of them in two days and they figured it out. Talk about slow learners!
    Morgan, Tsar and the Porties