Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Progressive deterioration of adult conversational vocabulary...

NO!
Sparky, stop!
No jumping!
Put that down!

*sigh*
Get the ball.
Good boyyyyyyyy...

repeat ad infinitum...

18 comments:

Valerie - Still Riding said...

My kid hated that I told him he was going to be a good dog if it killed him....

Training is a rough time but it only lasts a while, you will be back to five syllable words in no time.

Jean said...

Val - hehe... I certainly hope so!

sparrow said...

Yes, it's been ten years and we're almost there...

skywriter said...

You know when you've got a incorrigible dog when you catch yourself trying to subdue a human with "down boy. . .down!"

Jean said...

Sparrow - 10 years... ohdeargawd.

Scully - ha...what's worse is when it works better on the human :)

AspergantuS said...

Now you know what it's like to have kids... I'm jus' sayin....

Jean said...

Mick - heh......that's what I was thinkin'.

ArtfulSub said...

Dogs have 3 drives. 1) Prey. 2) Defense) 3)Pack.

You can guide them from Prey to Defense. And from Defense to Pack.
You can't guide them directly from Prey to Pack.

Hope that's helpful.

Joan of Argghh! said...

I'm just diggin' the title of this post. Awesome.
:)

Kim said...

You realize you can use this poem for many situations, human and non-human. Just insert name here.

Jean said...

a.s. - logic is always helpful, thanks.

Joan - hehe...thankee!

Kim - multi-functional? Cool!

beansgal said...

Jean,

Mr Sparky..........acting like a puppy.....well, I never....best advice I ever got about dog training?.... "Give the command like you expect it to be executed".....and see that it is

Remember this advice is from Emma's "mom" who a year later is still training her......what was I thinking getting a four year old from the pound???

Jean said...

Beck - "what was I thinking..." ha seems like I remember a post title of mine just like that :)
Michael used to tell me I didn't have a stern voice to make critters obey. Must still be true.
But... I will not give up!

Rosie said...

I can't tell you how much I relate to this! I have a house full of cocker spaniels right now...my lab never needed such constant attention.

I've taken my order page down for now, Jean. I had to dry out my milker because we have no hay due to the drought. I could do a special order of fudge for you if one of my friend, Betsy's goats is still in milk. I have soap left, but am out of the lavender. Email me and I'll let you know what I have.

Jean said...

Thanks, Rosie... I don't want you to make extra work for yourself, so I will follow up in email to see what you have available now.

Mark said...

Sit.

Sit.

SIT!!

SIT GODDAMMIT!

Run around like a nut and ignore me! GOOD BOY!

Jean said...

Mark - you have Sparky's twin???

Mark said...

I think we must...

LOL!