Sunday, 30 June 2013

how not to train your dog

Penny and I were in a local park and came across a discarded lunch, consisting of two pieces of bread and a fried egg. I didn't notice the fried egg. I thought it was three pieces of relatively low-interest dry bread. (Of course, subsequent events proved Penny did notice the succulent egg.)

 We approached the food and practised "leave it' with great success. Penny turned away and received her treat - rabbit meat treats.

 We did it again.

 And I, flushed with success, decided to do it one more time, and to film it. Bad idea.



Mitch and Molly said...

OOPS! We bet it was delicious, Penny! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

parlance said...

Mitch and Molly, Penny loves eggs!

Sue said...

Three times a charm and also real torture for a dog. Hope there were no bad effects later.

parlance said...

Sue, it wasn't too tortuous for Penny, because I reckon she always intended to nip back and scoff the egg as soon as she had the chance. She probably couldn't believe her luck that I actually invited her back, lol.

No digestive upsets afterwards.

Big Honey Dog (Honey the Great Dane) said...

Ha! Ha! That kind of thing always happens to me too!! :-)

ps. but FANTASTIC to practise the 'Leave It!' command - I always think it's one of the most important basic commands that's often overlooked!

parlance said...

Hsin-Yi, I agree. It's one of the commands we never really did conquer, so that's why I keep practising it.

Such an important one. Penny's lack of obedience in this respect has led to lots of angst by her humans.