Saturday, September 6, 2008

Begging dog balances duck on head . . .

Webster has absolutely no trouble begging. I taught him this trick very easily when he was just a young puppy by putting a Cheeze It cracker in my mouth and holding him up manually. He quickly learned that when he begged by himself he could get a free treat. He was pretty wobbly at first but now he can hold the pose for as long as it takes to get what he is after.

This head balancing thing is going to be a little more difficult. It is hard for me to grab the camera after the object is in place on top of his head. I am not going to cheat with double sticky tape or anything like that. He wasn't any good at all with my cup full of sharpened pencils. The rubber ducky was better.

He is pretty humiliated right now so I'd better stop.

Content in a Cottage


Gal Friday said...

Well, THAT made me smile. Your dog is so cute. Those eyes!!

Content in a Cottage said...

Thanks! He is much more handsome in person than in these goofy photos.

jamie in rose cottage said...

That cracked me up! Thanks for the smile... I have a cute dog myself, but she's a sometimes spaztic greyhound mutt!

Stacey Snacks said...

You should have Webster on David Letterman's Stupid Pet Tricks!
I love these photos!
He is so handsome!

Content in a Cottage said...

Webster to Stacey, Jamie, and that cat with the martini,

Handsome yes, stupid no.

I am really interested in that greyhound mutt at Rose Cottage.

Is my 15 minutes of fame up yet?

Love to all my fans, Webster