Monday, June 16, 2014

Expensive Practice

There's a place (Lowe's) me and Stanley go so we can practice our commands "in public".  We did a lot of our training there when we were practicing to get our CGC (Canine Good Citizen).   The employees are always happy to see us come in the door.  When we're there we mostly practice "DOWN-STAY with distractions".


Lately Stanley has been going rogue.


It didn't seem fair that I had to DOWN-STAY and Stanley didn't!


Mom wouldn't give in.  She signaled me that I HAD to keep my DOWN-STAY.


Our pawrents kept opening up the freezer fridge doors but there were NEVER any treats in them!


Mom says it costed a lot of green papers for us to practice commands today.



Murphy & Stanley

22 comments:

Ranger said...

Practicing at Lowes. What a grrrrrrrrreat idea. I'm really bad at doing anything wiff distractions. Mom says dat I must have ADD. You guys are soooooooooo good at your commands. You must be really smart.
Wags,
Ranger

Molly The Wally said...

Doods you showed us how it should be done. Well done to you. Hope you got some treats. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Well done Murphy - hope you got an extra squeeze treat when you got home!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Heheh. When our Mom takes Abby to Home Depot (I, Fiona, am not too keen on Home Depot), Mom rarely spends any green papers. Although Abby says Mom spends an inordinate amount looks at shiny fridges. No idea why. But it looks like you two had fun!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Linda & Cinnamon said...

What, You get to go to Lowes.
DID you say open open open at the shiny friges...
Oh thats just not fair as I have never been there.
My Mom always stops at the big shiny BBQ's.
xo Cinnamon

Idaho PugRanch said...

you are lucky, our Lowes only allows service dogs. that is a great place to practice!
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Millie and Walter said...

Maybe if you got a new freezer they will fill it with lots of treats for you doods.

Two French Bulldogs said...

As long as mom or pop doesn't notice you will be fine
Lily & Edward

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE think you are lucky to get to go to Lowes. We love that place, too.

stellaroselong said...

My Mom was at lowe's on Saturday and she practiced opening and shutting her wallet...we nevers got to go, but Momma toles us she saw you. ALSO guess what, we got antlers in the mail on Saturday...2 of thems. We were shocked. We are gonna blog about them tomorrow. That girl was fast!!!!
stella rose

Anonymous said...

That's a great idea... I wish they would bring me to a store too.... mom said maybe...when we win in the lottery once, she has no pleasure to work in a coalmine for 87 years to pay the damage I would make :o)

Coccolino B said...

What a great place to practice manners. The public puts on the pressure and you guys did a great job!

Ruby said...

Wowsa!!! You gets to go to Lowe's???? Oh man, I am all green with the envy!! Murphy, you look most handsome, and I thinks you should gets like 87 THOUSAND treaties for your 'down, stay'!!
You are such a good Dood!!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥♥♥

scotsmad said...

We're hoping it costed THEM lots of treats, too.

XXXOOO Bella Roxy & Dui

Wesley McPoodleton said...

The only stores Momma takes me into are the local pet stores - and I get so excited that I always have to BARK my arrival. EVERYONE in the pet stores always knows who's arrived when I walk in! You guys looks like you are super pros about being in public though...I don't think I could ever be that well behaved!

Whitley Westie said...
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Whitley Westie said...

No treats in da fridge? What a rip off!

Cara n Crew said...

You Doods look like good shopping helpers. We kitties prefer to stay home and shop on line :) we hope that if your folks are gonna spend their green papers on one of those cold boxes, they'll be able to find one with treats inside :D

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh what a fun place to go practiice what you know! Good job!!
Mommy would love to take me places to practice too,, but I am a real spaz in the car,, and am uncontrolable!!! Today I had to go in the crate to the dr,, and I was very bad.
Mommy wishes I could be like both of you!
love
tweedles

sprinkles said...

I love that first picture and comment. Shiver thinks that the entire world revolves around him, so I could totally believe that's exactly what he'd be thinking!

M. K. Clinton said...

Way to be good boys! We haven't taken Bentley into any store other than a pet store. I think they'd love a store like Home Depot. Bummer that all of the refrigerators were empty. : )

Ojo said...

Hi hi hi! Ojo here! You guys are very clever! What are "green things"? Can you eat them? (Wait, my person says you can use them to get things... like bacon! Cool! Did you get any bacon?)