Thursday, May 30, 2013


We have kind of a ritual at our house.  Mom and Dad have soup & sandwiches for lunch every day.  They save the carrots (and some bites of chicken) for me and Stanley.  Then we review our commands and get the carrots and chicken bites for treats.  Mom usually has me do the commands that I like to ignore her on cuz she knows I will NOT ignore her for carrots and chicken bites!  She says this habit helps keep us sharp.

Today, after we did our commands and ate all the carrots and chicken bites, mom and dad put us in a 3 minute DOWN-STAY.  We haven't practiced them in quite some time.

Sometimes when we practice our STAYS, mom likes to use the time to snap a few pictures.  She says it is the only time we stay still long enough.

Me and Stanley find the whole thing rather boring.  As a matter of fact, we can't even keep our eyes open.   Zzzzzzzzzzz . . .



NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Great job on your down stay!!! I realized today that I haven't been working with Hunter enough-I told him to "drop"and he took a long time, so I need to get us back on track. I keep thinking about your neighbors dogs, makes me so sad.
Hope you have a pawsome afternoon.
Wags, Noreen & Hunter

Jazzi said...

Sounds like great nappin time to me too!!

Jazzi and Addi

Elyse and Riley said...

Booooring!! When Riley was 3 months old and in her basic obedience class, the trainer told us that at the end of the 8 week class, our dogs would be able to do over a 30 minute down-stay! Sure enough, about halfway through the 8 week class, Riley was doing 30 minute down-stays. I couldn't believe it!

Of course, Riley hates doing down-stays...she'd much rather be on the move! I don't make her do 30 minute ones anymore, but it was very helpful when she was a super energetic/hyper puppy--gave me a bit of a break! :)

Good job, Doods!

Elyse and Riley

stellaroselong said...

We suck at down stay but we do really good at"are you ready to eat supper?"
stella rose

Madi and Mom said...

Dog gone Murphy and Stanley if Mom gave me a bite of chicken I'd do her ironing.
As for carrots, I don't eat orange food. MOL MOL MOL
I love love love your pictures and your sleepy eyes.

Hugs Madi your BFFF

sprinkles said...

I think I should send my chi's to live with you for awhile - maybe you can train them!

chicamom85 said...

Wow that is a good long stay, it must be very relaxing. I hope you got your goodies.

Loveys Sasha

DinaDog said...

That is a great way to practise- I will try it out on Dina but I bet she won't sit still long enough. Well done, guys!

harrispen said...

Might as well nap if you have to down stay that long. That way you won't get too bored.

Millie & Walter

Susie and Sidebite said...

You guys are awesome doing the proper thingies, I would just wlk away if they tried that with ME!

The Mad Scots

Pees: just read your comment over at Jazzi's, Dad just about lost his cookies laughing!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Now THAT is a SUPER lunch Schedule, if you ask US.

finnhoward said...

Wow, three minutes, that is excellent! Worth every bite of chicken I bet!!

Inger said...

You guys must be the best behaved dogs on the blogs! I must get Samson to read your blog a bit more often. Good doggies! And what responsible owners your mom and dad are. It feels so good to know that at least some dogs get the very best of care, love and attention from their moms and dads.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Good job. Looks like you are falling asleep
Benny & Lily

Idaho PugRanch said...

Wow! great staying Doods. I do pretty good with my sit stay. I need to practice my down stay too.
Bailey & Hazel too

GOOSE said...

Can I come over for lunch some time? I love chicken and carrots. You Doods sure are good at remembering all your school training.

Duncan Breazeale said...

Three minutes? I love chicken more than life itself, but I don't think that I could sit still for THREE ENTIRE MINUTES even for that. You two are SUPER DOODS!!!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Yes for practicing commands. It is very important to do it no matter where ... well carrots and chicken that's PAWSOME. Mom loves soup too and she always eat soup even in the summer.
Hope on your next post you'll have some great news about your not so nice to dogs neighbor. Golden Woofs, Sugar

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Well done mates. We do a down stay perfectly at dog school then muck about at home ahahahahaha. It's hilarious to watch mum's face cause we know exactly what she wants, we just like to tease her!! Have a great weekend Stanley and Murphy. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

scotsmad said...

Humans! They just have these silly ideas about giving treats. We think 3 minutes is a long time. You should get extra carrots and chicken.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

Mollie said...

You are such good Dood's :) I don't fink I could keep still for 3 mins, wez gonna have a try coz I love carrot :) xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Molly The Wally said...

You both are so good as we never do anything we are asked unless we get a treat toot sweet.Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Frank The Tank said...

Hi Stan and Murph,
Sorry i havent been around for a while, we have been on holidays and since the sun started to shine we have been making the most of the outdoors!
Good job on your Down and Stay, I would do anything for some carrots and chicken!!! I love the photo with you both falling asleep from being so board! BOL! You are both soooo cute! Good job!
Love, licks and Hugs from your furiend Frank xxxxxxxxxx