Monday, June 30, 2008

Doggy Door

How do you teach a dog to use a doggy door?

There is one in this house that was installed before we moved in. For one thing the door is much too high.

Red used it once with me luring him back in to the house which is his prefered place to be. He banged his hip on it and will not even stick his head in the flap any more. Not even for freeze dried string cheese.

Blue is sure that the flap is trying to eat her. She will peek in if the kid holds the flip open for her.

Both dogs stand outside and cry to come in. Neither see the doggy door as safe option.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Grass is Always Greener

on the other side of the fence.

I put up the little fence to keep the dogs from walking on the plants and Red from pee on the pots. So I guess it does the trick. I have seen both dogs (who are both dogs crossed with cows) step in to eat the grass that is growing between the pots.

Why do they eat grass? Oh, yeah. To throw it up in the middle of the living room carpet. Sigh.

Saturday, June 28, 2008


The folks next door had a huge party with a tent, noise and a crowd today. I did not take photos while the party was going on.

My dogs were able to go out and potty (with me) and not react to the people. Red did run up the fence on one outing to wag at his tail at a chicken eater but came away when called.

Blue seem to pretend that people did not exist. Good dogs!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Cow Dogs

Blue thinks that the grass is ALWAYS greener under Red.

Friday, June 20, 2008

A Study in Red

I thought a photo study of the laziest dog in the world was in order. He did sit up for a second to see what I might be taking photos of but I did not hold his interest for very long.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

@#$% Rabbits - The Movie

Notice Red's signs of arousal?

How can I Premack bunnies?

He watched for a long time before he started barking. Blue never did join in. Red came to me a couple of times - on his own instead of locking and loading on the rabbit family. And when he started barking, I turned the camera off and called him in to the house. He came right away.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Behavior Chain 2

My God dog, Finn, shows off his behavior chain (but I missed filming his first behavior, a two finger follow.)