Saturday, October 26, 2013

Compromising


Whenever we went walking, SHE tried to get us to sit when people were approaching, or when we came to a road crossing.
As we are already so close to the ground, we just didn't see the point of lowering our back ends a couple of centimetres.

After us ignoring HER and refusing to sit......embarrassing HER in front of strangers, we came to a compromise.  SHE says 'Stand', and we freeze until SHE says 'okay'--even when we are off lead.
I, Daisy, am so good that I don't move when cyclists go around me.
Now people say how well behaved we are and we are all happy.
Of course, if SHE has a treat, we sit beautifully and quickly.
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Here's a Saturday Snicker.
Look at the this........

87 lowload!!
Sorry, Frankie and Ernie, we thought of you immediately.

38 comments:

  1. Awww!!! I don't get it :(

    And you are such amazing walking buddies. I am sure the treat would have made a really massive difference.

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  2. Yep excellent compromise there. I don't put my butt down either. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. LOL Took me a minute and then I got it...87 Lowload is perfect for Frankie & Ernie...Momz uses the word "wait" and I've got that one done really good...she doesn't make me sit as long as I stay put

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  4. I like to stand still and pretend to be obedient until the last possible moment when I go for the snooter in the butt move of the passing pedestrian. Momma squeals with delight (and it hurries along Mr. or Ms. jogger).

    Kisses,
    Dexter

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  5. I think this is an excellent and reasonable compromise. Well done.

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  6. That is the thing..when you are low to the ground it is hard to tell if you are sitting anyway Mom always gives us the "wait" command and we freeze on the spot.

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  7. BaaaaaWaaaah we ARE a LowLoad...fur sure... Esp. FRANKIE... I am MUCH TALLER than HE is.. Just sayin.

    WOW GIRRRRLS that is a super way of GIVE and GET. You Give her What SHE wants and You Still GET your way. BRILLIANT.
    Love you Roxy
    87,000 BAZILLION Smooches
    ERNIE.... YOUR Ernie Agent 0087E

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  8. It is great that you trained your lady to not make you sit. Lee and Phod

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  9. I'm surprised you don't sit down when told to stand.

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  10. That's it girls, constant treats are needed , she'll soon learn :-)

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  11. Our Mom is trying to teach us to stand and stay. As soon as she walks away we like to sit and rest but she gets all upset. Stand-stay is one f the moves in our Rally program and it seems like a waste of energy to us.

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  12. Barharhar, you guys are to easy. We won't do anything they says, well maybe after like 87 times telling us, WHY, cause it's fun!

    The Mad Scots

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  13. We are still working on the being calm when other people are around. Walter can't sit still for more than 2 seconds.

    Millie

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  14. Funny, Gail tells me that Hamish the Westie, who was a not dissimilar shape to you Scottie girls, also hated to sit. It never occurred to her that he might have thought it pointless as he was that close to the ground anyway. Me, I love to sit, and will do it when and where you please. Oh, but I do remember that it was impossible for the untrained eye to tell where or not Daisy Dachshund at puppy class was sitting, she was such a 'low load' to begin with.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  15. A compromise is always a good thing - although you didn't really compromise, you got your own way, he he.
    BOL lowload!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  16. I'm quite impressed at your manners!!! Bravo.. I say SHE needs to give you a ton of extra treats.
    MOLMOL
    87 lowload!!
    Hugs madi your bFFF

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  17. scotsmad....
    I loved this story!! Compromising is always good!! ;)
    87 lowload?! Funny!! ;-D
    Did you know that Blogger's Word Verification allows you to skip its coded numbers and just jump to the silly words? It takes less time!! I am a rebel!! ;op
    --Raelyn and Rose

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  18. What is she trying to do by getting you to sit? You can't work for free, there MUST be a pay off! You need to teach her to carry little treats, maybe steak with her at all times!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  19. you guys are amazing we would NEVER stay even remotely still in the presence of a cyclist

    urban hounds

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  20. Sounds like a good compromise!
    Nola

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  21. This one tells me to stop screaming. Why? Don't know. They have weird rules
    Lily

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  22. That's a great compromise! I bet that people think you're super well behaved because most dogs won't freeze like you do!

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  23. Training humans is so hard but so rewarding

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  24. I'd sit, stand or freeze for a treat, especially if it was a really good one! :-)

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  25. Ha - we have to sit at every intersection and when the bikers or joggers or walkers come by us. BUT if there is someone approaching with a dog, what does the Momster do???? She crosses the street:(

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  26. Its a good thing you have taught her who the boss is!

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  27. HA! This is the best post on the topic! I agree, it is kind of silly to sit. I'm all for the standing freeze, too. It just makes sense.
    oxox
    Daisy

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  28. i can sit or stay anytime if it involves a treat after the sitting and staying :)

    woofs n licks,
    Dommy

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  29. Ah, yes, treats are like magic! We'll dance to the moon if a treat is involved!

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  30. I'm still trying to teach mom that it's my protective duty as her furkid to bark and warn other strange people away! She still insists on trying to get me to shush and sit, though. Maybe one day we can reach a compromise like yours!

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  31. We will remember the "stand" command. I think Zippy will like that one!

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  32. Good job on the compromise..., y'all are slowing getting your mum trained.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  33. I think that it was a good compromise!! I sit for treats too.

    wags
    Jazzi

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  34. The reason people choose to use "sit" or "down" as a command is simply because the dog is less likely to break the command. Down is better than Sit, and Sit is better than Stand.

    That being said, if your dog responds better to "stand" then that would be the best command to use! Very good choice in my opinion.

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  35. You girls are so clever...mom says you put us to shame.
    Wally & Sammy

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  36. Glad to hear your mom was open to compromise! Wrigs says sometimes it's hard to sit when there are so many distractions. :-)

    Susan and Wrigs

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