Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Lady and I were reading about all the tricks Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog, and Jesse, and Jasmine the Havanese pup can do. I can't do any tricks, but Lady sure can. I have worked really hard training her to do what I want. She is still stubborn about some things. Take for instance our evening walk. If she tugs on my leash I instantly put on the brakes and even back up. If a car is coming and I do that, Lady goes berserk and pulls so hard I go flying out of the way of the car. I don't know why. I am invincible. What's a car going to do to me? Other than that one little area, she is mostly compliant.
I know when it is time to go for my late afternoon walk, so I just go climb on her and lick her in the face and just like that, she gets my leash and off we go!
I stand in front of my empty water dish and look at it, and here she comes with water!
I lift my front paw and she scoops me up and carries up or down the stairs.
I stand by her chair and whisper until she gives me what it is I want.
I bang on the balcony doors, and she comes right away to open them for me.
I stare at an empty food dish and vwalla! She fills it!
I drag my blankie to our bedroom and stand by the bed, and she gives me a lift up. 
I drop a wet dead toy on her feet and she plays with me. 
I lick her in the face in the morning and roll over, and she scratches my belly!
Yep, I have worked hard to train Lady to do all these tricks and more! Those other dogs may be famous, but I think I have a pretty good deal with Lady. Maybe some day I'll show her off, too.


  1. Your Lady is a well-trained person. Keep up the good work--the sky's the limit! Just make sure you keep it all positive--

  2. Anonymous11:55 PM

    this seems to be a very good deal .
    sammy has trained me very well ,too.my best trick is to give him a treat every time he looks up at me looking so cute that i have no choise!
    these doggies are really talented peopleowners,hehe
    greetings anni,the foxbrothermomma

  3. Awesome job Marley! You should write a book on how to train your hoomans. I surely would buy a copy for Muffin and me.

    Great post!!

    Lily Belle

  4. We both have well trained people!

  5. Well done, but keep up the work, humans forget very easily. We are constantly working on HER.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  6. You are doing a great job training her! Wouldn't it be funny to show our humans?

  7. My mom is very well trained too!
    She does all those things for me too!
    Kisses and hugs

  8. I love that our humans are so well trained. I too am invincible and my Lady always thinks she knows better than me when we walk.