Saturday, November 17, 2012

thief!

In anticipation of Thanksgiving, I've been working on training the dogs not to steal food off the coffee table. Of course, I waited until the week before the big day to start!

We were making great progress with "low value" food (which my dogs still find pretty darn valuable), like kibble and charlee bears.  Then, I tried zukes and cheez its.  Still pretty darn good self control.

Today, I tried smelly liverwurst!  OK, that was a big leap.  Maybe I should have eased into it with some chicken.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3Gw0JQI2rQ

Here, I was expecting Oreo to be a good patient boy, and Chewy to be the vulture.  Not the case. That's ok though, because in a few days, Oreo is going to be a movie star! Yes, he will have a role in the movie "Break out of your Shell!" Catch him in the beginning of this preview.

http://youtu.be/YccLR7h9P6g
Can't wait to see the whole thing! Today at Chewy's agility class, I brought Oreo out into the ring when everyone was walking the course. Lots of people milling about, men talking, and the heater fan blowing on/off, and Oreo was a brave, brave boy. He kept giving me lots of attention, and when we got near the teeter, he hopped right on, and even went over a 16 inch jump! Never showed fear, just checked things out instead. It was all pretty impressive.

 I'm going to keep trying that, with hopes he will be brave enough to do a rally trial in the same building this spring.

10 comments:

houndstooth said...

Ha ha ha! Oreo just couldn't help himself! He had to beat Chewy to it, is my guess.

He will be a great movie star! Way to go, Oreo! :)

Chris and Ricky said...

Oh Oreo is going to be a star! Then he totally deserved the stolen liverwurst!

I am so happy to hear how well he did at Chewy's class today! You are such a good mom, Sara!

Diana said...

Oreo is a movie star!! Aweseome. Thats so exciting about how he did in Chewy's class. What a man!!

Dawn said...

Excellent move Oreo....you can steal food before your mom even says no! :) And you're a movie star to boot? That is so impressive! You will help a lot of other shy doggies and that is worth it, right? Right!

Dawn said...

PS: I think you'll like rally Oreo...you already know all your parts. It's your Mom that will need to study. Trust me on this.

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Oreo was super fast...way to go! And a movie star too.....wow. I hope you all have a wonderful thanksgiving and get some nice treats.

Priscilla said...

Well done, Oreo! You've already made an impressive start into stardom. Love how you stole food from your mom with your lightning speed.

Oreo - a movie star, YAY!!!!!

Helen said...

Nice!! Oreo is already a start so why not be in a movie too.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

How cool is that? I saw Oreo at the beginning! I am hoping we will get to see this movie too!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Oreo you r a star. Great news u being in the dog video. Way to go. As for the liver wurst stealing, I don't blame u one bit. I think we cheered louder for Oreo in the liver wurst video than the other video. We ate liver wurst today. Yum