Monday, May 14, 2012

Little Trick

I really enjoy reading the adventures of Gopher, a therapy dog.  He is making such a difference in the lives of those he visits, it always brings a smile to my face when I read about him.  In one of his recent posts, he showed off a little trick he could do - he lays down and is surrounded by little treats.  He stays still until released and then he can enjoy them all.  I wanted to see if Finn could handle it.

So, I had Finn sit and stay and I started to place the treats around her.  At first, she jumped up and wanted to eat them all.  I got her to stay again, and then realized something.  As I asked her to stay, and said, "Good girl" she would jump up as if released.  So we tried again.  At about the fifth try or so, she got the idea.


Not too bad!  Nice work Finn!

46 comments:

  1. What a cute little trick! Will have to teach that to Roxy. :)

    Stop on by for a visit.

    Flynnah & Roxy xx
    destructivepuppy.blogspot.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have an award I made especially for you but I don't know how to present it to you. Could you comment on my blog or email me (flynnah9@gmail.com) and tell me how i can give it to you!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. That's a wonderful show of restraint. Very commendable. I know the boys couldn't do that.

    Have a great day.

    pawhugs, Max

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is super impressive. I have NO willpower (or training) those treats would be gone in a second!

    Your pal, Pip

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hey Finn!
    Wow, what a great trick! I bet the treats are yummy. I'd never make it because my tail has a mind of its own! BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great trick Finn! I don't think we have enough patience to do that trick at home! It would probably take a zillion tries and we still wouldn't figure it out. You are smart!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great Job Finn!!! Gopher and I are very proud.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow, so good Finn! I don't think Betty could learn it in 5 tries!

    ReplyDelete
  9. That is awesome Finn! I don't think y guys could handle it but am going to give it a try! I'll let you know how it goes.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow, Finn - I am definitely impressed! I would never be able to do that!
    Stewey

    ReplyDelete
  11. wow, that is awesome! i don't even think i could be so well behaved if someone sat treats around me!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Sounds like TORTURE to me. I don;t think I could do it.

    Love and licks, Winnie

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hah, that's a great trick! I've done it with Elka briefly, with apple/peanut butter on the floor and/or her paws.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Way to go, Finn!!! Keep learning those new tricks!

    Doggy Kisses,
    Tanner

    ReplyDelete
  15. Congrats, Finn! I'm pretty sure neither of my boys would sit still long enough to do something like this. They'd be trying to gobble up all those treats the second I put them down, bol! They have no self control when it comes to treats like that.

    So glad you're joining me for the annual dog swap! It's always a lot of fun and I get excited for it every year.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hola he pasado por tu blog y me encanta. Finn es todo un obediente!
    Saludos

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hola he pasado por tu blog y me encanta. Finn es todo un obediente!
    Saludos

    ReplyDelete
  18. How fun is this??!! I love it, and would love to try it at my house, but even after 50 trys I know I'd have every single dogs attention and they'd be eating as fast as I got them down!! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Yay, Finn! I don't think there is a fraction of a chance that Bosley could handle this - I might have to give it a try!

    -Erik, Amanda, Bosley

    ReplyDelete
  20. Finn is one smart cookie, thats for sure!!

    wags
    Jazzi

    ReplyDelete
  21. Very cool, Finn. We all do pretty with sit and wait for our food until we are released, but Mom thinks this might be too big a temptation. Ciara or TD might do it, but definitely not Lightning.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

    ReplyDelete
  22. We tried that here - if we got Sam to leave them alone Monty zoomed in to eat them - if we got Monty to leave them alone, Sam snuck a few... Sigh...

    Sam

    ReplyDelete
  23. FINN your a big bright star out there :-) HOW CAN THEY DO THAT TO YOU :-) ?
    AH.... bright girl..... your growing into such a beautiful girl.. :-) most pup rippers turn out to be stars :-) OR BEAUTIFUL PEBBLES ON A BEACH TO BE CHERISHED....
    xxxxxxxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  24. You're very good, Finn! We could never do anything like that!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

    ReplyDelete
  25. Way to go, Finn! That is pawesome.:)

    Love,
    Teddy Bear & Sierra

    ReplyDelete
  26. Finn!
    You are sooooo good!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

    ReplyDelete
  27. Good job Finn. That is really cute!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Good job, Finn!
    Dachshund Nola

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi Finn,

    Congratulations! You have won 'The Cool Dog Blog Award'. Stop by to our blog to pick it up!
    http://destructivepuppy.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/cool-dog-blog-award-finn-howard.html

    Have a great day,
    Flynn &Roxy xx

    ReplyDelete
  30. That is a great trick. Combining food and a golden retriever... what could be better!

    Woofs,
    Riley

    ReplyDelete
  31. Great trick - it must have been very hard to sit with all those treats and not eat one! Well done Finn :-) woofs and licks from Magic xx

    ReplyDelete
  32. Ha! That is a good trick Finn! So how big of a slobber puddle did you make in the process? ;)

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

    ReplyDelete
  33. What a cute trick! Mommy says she'll love to try it with Whisky!

    Thank you so much for your woofs and prayers for Tutu. They most certainly helped! :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Good Girl Finn!

    Cessna and Canyon could probably do that, but I'm not so sure Aspen or Rogue would be overly successful ;) They like their treats a little too much.

    Maybe I'll have to try it out and see what happens :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. Great trick! I'll have to try that one.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Great!!!!! You was so good Finn!
    Woof, woof,

    Chicco

    ReplyDelete
  37. Good job, Finn, indeed!! My Rose would never pass that test up!! Her treats would be instantly all gobbled up!! ;op
    Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Finn you are such a star!
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

    ReplyDelete
  39. Holy Snikey you have some will power Finn! Whew, I'm drooling just looking at those treats.

    Kitty+Coco

    ReplyDelete
  40. Okay, I feel like I'm being challenged.

    I'll get back to you!

    ReplyDelete
  41. woowsers, finn, if dat was mee i had been droolin everywherres, eetz troo, yoo did reelly relly weell! heehee lov en likkers, pdorg xox

    ReplyDelete
  42. That is so cute! Good girl Finn! Isn´t it fun to play all kinds of games with the "kids"?
    And by the way, I must confess - all this time I thought Finn was a boy! Guess because our Finn is a boy :)

    ReplyDelete
  43. Wow!!
    This is a great idea, I'll try this with mine, he'll fail for sure lol

    ReplyDelete

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.