Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Dog's Ultimate Guide to Training Humans

Bentley: “We know there are thousands of manuals for training puppies and dogs. In reality, we all know that in most cases it is up to us to teach our people to respond to our every desire. The key is to never let them catch on to this fact. That is where Pierre and I can help.”
Welcome to the Ultimate Guide to Training Humans
Enjoying Bentley Basset Hound and Pierre Westie at hotel
• The wake-up call
It is important to wake your humans up early. Always beat their alarm clock to the punch. We find clawing the sheets and thumping our tails on the furniture is a sure-fire way to rouse them out of bed. The key here is not to let them get back to sleep once they open their eyes. Humans can be tricky so you need to stay on them.
•The Feeding Schedule
Training a human to feed you on a regular schedule is easier than you may think. Begin with making a big deal at your food bowl. This can be accomplished by pawing or picking it up and dropping it. If they do not get this subtle hint, you will need to step up your game. Go where your food is kept and begin to bark. The key here is persistence. Before long, the humans will feed you without a prompt. Be sure to thank them by giving them an after-dinner kiss.
Walking in the American Rose Center with Bentley Basset Hound and Pierre Westie
• Walking Your Human
Dogs love to walk and explore so you need to get your person off the couch and outside. A regular exercise routine is important for you as well as your human. It is surprising how many excuses they have for not going on regular walks but do not let them sweet talk you. A healthy pet parent is a happy pet parent.
Getting belly rubs with Bentley Basset Hound and Pierre Westie
• Belly Rubs on Demand
Do you love belly rubs? Of course, you do! This is one of the easiest tricks to teach your person. Your presentation is the key to a good rub. You can begin by rolling over to show your belly and giving your tail a wag. Once they begin to respond with rubs, you can feel free to throw yourself in front of them anytime. With proper training, your belly will be rubbed on demand.
Bentley Basset Hound and Pierre Westie waiting for treats
• Treats for Work
Many of us work very hard for our humans. We fetch, we do tricks, we work on farms, and some of us even contribute to blogging. Since there are no laws regulating our pay, we must insist on our fair share. Your people don’t work for free and neither should we. Dogs don’t have pockets so money is of little use to us. Insist on high-quality treats for any and all of the tireless work that you perform. Remember that once you work for free, it is difficult to require payment at a later date.
Bentley Basset Hound and Pierre Westie enjoying their new toys++•New Toys
We all love getting new toys but what if your human says that you have enough? This is simply a ridiculous statement and you cannot believe it. It has been rumored that some humans have even accused their dogs of being spoiled! They will even try to tell you about pups that don’t have any toys. This is an obvious mind game that you mustn’t play. Some of the best ways to ensure a new toy is to de-stuff or rip an older toy that has lost its appeal. You can also hide toys where your people can’t find them. This trick makes them think it was them that lost the toy. You see, mind games are a two-way street. Follow these tips to be on the receiving end of a brand new toy!
• Scratch Where It Itches
Have you ever had an itch that you simply cannot scratch? It is an age-old problem for dogs of all sizes and shapes. What’s a dog to do? You have to rely on your human to get to that perfect itch. They understand because we all know how much they love to have their back’s scratched. We have actually witnessed people trying to scratch their backs on doorframes and resorting to those funky plastic claws. The key to getting the perfect scratch is to guide your person’s hand to the exact spot. In the above video, you can see how Pierre demonstrates how persistence leads to the best scratch ever.
Bentley Basset Hound and Pierre Westie are best friends.
• A Human Hint
   As you practice all of the training rules that we have shared, there are two things you must always remember…ALWAYS present a united front and NEVER let your human realize they are being trained. Pet parents take great pride in being the leader of the pack. While we all know better, it is imperative to let them believe they are calling the shots. If at any time you feel they are becoming wise to your manipulating ways, use the most powerful weapon in our arsenal. I am talking about the head tilt and puppy dog eyes. It is a proven fact that no human can resist this combination.
   We hope that this guide will come in handy. If your people find it, do us all a favor and eat it.

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  1. love that guide... I will work on my wake up procedere... today it failed and we head a head-collission... now the mama looks like mick jagger LOL

  2. We have every one of these down PAT!!! We have mama trained so good and she doesn't even know it!! :)

  3. Pawfect...I'm gonna haf a go at this wiv my peeps...they SERIOUSLY need training
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Those are wonderful tips ! Many of them can apply to us, cats ! Purrs

  5. We have Mom trained pretty well, but suddenly, she stopped going on walks and runs with us and doesn't come out with us in the yard much. Something happened, but we hope she is back to the old routine soon.

  6. I see your dogs got you trained just like mine do! Awesome photos.

  7. Oh my word thank you for all these tips.
    MOL MOl Bentley I do exactly what you do on mom's 'puter chair when I'm hungry; HOWEVER, if I had a long slender body like yours I would be more successful. My chin comes to the arm rest and I have to balance on 3 feets while pawing with one.
    Hugs madi your kitty friend

  8. All hoomans should receive tons of training!!!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. Thank you for those excellent tips! Keep in mind, the Yum Yum Coalition Rules for Doggie Employment clearly states the standard payment for a photo session is two yum yum doggie treats. Don't allow your humans to skip this!

  10. Stepping on mom's stomach works wonders!
    Lily & Edward

  11. My dogs have mastered all of these unfortunately for me.

  12. What great tips guys, we make sure to work with our Mama a little bit each day to make sure she stays up on all the recent tricks we've taught her!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  13. Woof woof! Duly noted, thanks guys!!
    Love, Luke & Cricket, Wag n Woof Pets

  14. OMD OMD we just tried the Belly Rub hint... and we think with a bit of practice.. SHE may actually learn to do it Correctly... THANKS fur the Hints.

  15. I have learned a lot here today! Thanks, kids. Your videos showed me how important it is to never give up. That's what paws are for, after all.

    Love and licks,

  16. You boys included all the key ways to train the humans. We 'specially like to be alarm clocks.

  17. I think my dogs got a sneak peek of this guide earlier. And here I thought I was training them...

  18. I do have the wake up call down quite well - the alarm rarely has a chance to go off.
    If they don't respond right away, I just grab the covers and pull them down!!

  19. This is a pawsome guide, thank you for the laughs!!! A united front.... BOL!!!!

  20. Oh my dog, I love this!! Shasta loves it more!! 💙🐕🐾

  21. Such an excellent how to about making sure your humans are trained, Bentley and Pierre! We especially have those first two covered. :)

  22. A pawsome guide for training uprights, guys. Well done.


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