Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tell Me Thursday #7

Alright, it's Thursday so that means it's time for another Tell Me Thursday brought to you by Laura at Crooks and Crazies!! 

And now onto the questions... 

1. What five things can't you live without?
The husband 
The doggies 
Cheese curds (I'm a WI girl) 
Comfy shoes 
Culver's (most delicious fast food ever)

2. How do you transport your dogs? This question suggested by several peeps, including Mara. 

After some stupid teenager ruined my old car I picked up what I call "The Transporter" earlier this year. 

Isn't it beautiful? It's a Subaru Outback and it pretty much always has crates rattling around in the back. And I usually have the back seats down so it's basically a two-seater most of the time. Sometimes I'm a little lazy and just throw all the dogs into one crate for very short trips but they don't mind. 

Oh, and this baby has heated seats!!! YES!!! I pulled my hamstring last week so even though it's 90+ outside I'm riding around with my seat cranked up to high and it is awesome. 

3. What role does obedience play in your training or running of your dog(s)?

I think that obedience is pretty boring so I try to do a lot of trick training. It helps my dogs learn how to learn and that it's okay to make mistakes. But I'm always working on a good recall and a fast down which both come in handy when it comes to agility. 

4. At what point do you start putting commands on your dogs? 

When I'm teaching something new I usually wait a day or so before I start adding the command. And then I start by having them do the trick and then saying "Good [name of trick]". Then I'll add in the command once they start to offer the trick without me having to lure them. 

5. Do you talk to strangers in elevators? Question posted by Laura #1. 

Ummm... sometimes there are scary people in elevators :) 


  1. Bwaahahaha. I think I might be the scary person in the elevator. hahaha

    LOVE your transporter.

    You were #1! You go girl. :)

  2. By the way... I had to go in and fix my button link, so you may want to go copy and repaste the button code. I'd messed up. Oopsie!

  3. Glad I'm not the only one bored by obedience. I fully admit that my dogs have "agility obedience" and that's it. They know enough to make them pleasant to live with and get around an agility course, so that works for me. All of that formal obedience stuff just doesn't appeal to me. Quite honestly, I can't even bring myself to do rally. Snore.... lol

    OMG, who talks to strangers in elevators? I try to not even make eye contact!! :o)

    You & your Culvers... lol There is one down the street from me and I think I've been there twice, ever. Maybe that's for the best, though.

  4. Laura - thanks so much for starting this! And I fixed my button.

    Karissa - yeah, I totally think rally and obedience is boring. But it is quite amazing to watch our obedience instructor work with his dogs - they are brilliant. Maybe if I was ever that good with my dogs I might like it more :) I think I have an abusive relationship with Culver's - it breaks my nose but then keeps telling me it still loves me with those delicious cheese curds and frozen custard. I can't believe you live down the street from one!!


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