Tuesday, March 5, 2013

tricky t-day ~ prayers

For quite some time, I've been working on teaching Chewy to say his "prayers".  Tried having him prop his front paws up on my leg, and luring his head down with a treat for the longest time, but he just didn't get it.

One day, I decided to try having him put his paws up on my arm while he was in a "beg" position, and he started bowing his head down a bit on his own.  I was then able to shape his head between his paws.  He learned it in two sessions!  Funny how if you change just one little thing, it can help them out.

Now, he's doing it with his paws on my leg.  All we have left is to gain some duration!

You'll see Oreo's new variation on the trick too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD4d0IcKAzE

10 comments:

Dawn said...

Well of COURSE Chewy does his prayers fast...he does EVERYTHING fast!

So cute! And DOUBLE dog prayers? Amazing! :)

Priscilla Phang said...

Sara, you have two cutest and cleverest boys ever!

Love love the double dog prayers!!!

Chris and Ricky said...

OMG so cute!!!!!! Chewy skips straight to the "Amen"!

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Those are some really fast prayer Chewy says - guess he's been such a good boy he doesn't have to much to say :)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

this was the most precious video ever!
I was going to say the same thing as Reilly/denny that maybe Chewy just doesn't have much to say :)

Vonnie said...

Awww bless so cute :)

betty said...

Sara, this is the cutest video. Chewy is hysterical! I love his 'mea culpa", "mea culpa." If only he could pound his chest. Aloha.

Helen said...

What would Chewy need to pray for anyway, he's got it made. God Bless Mom and Dad, oh and Oreo too.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Love the prayers video. Nothing wrong with Chewys prayers being short and sweet.

houndstooth said...

Oh my gosh! That might be their cutest trick so far! How stinking adorable!