The Ultimate recall noise

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The Ultimate recall noise

Post by leslie123 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:51 am

So this morning I was having a little training/playtime with Sulley. I've decided to use his tug toy to work on his impulse control and we were off to a nice start, then it happened..
Suddenly the sound of the cat getting ready to hack up a hairball (or his breakfast). I could have been a 5'6" hot dog and I wouldn't have been more interesting than the cat getting ready to throw up, and yes I know Sulley was hoping for some of his breakfast to come up too! (blech) My gosh, was he ever focused!! I did have a good laugh telling my husband about it afterward and just imagining us outside making the cat hairball noise to call our dog!
On a slightly more serious note it kind of engrained a realization for me too. He's a DOG! What I mean is, that I have to always keep remembering that in everything we do. He thinks like a dog and the more I understand the thoughts and motivation behind his action's the easier it will be to mold training and help him understand how to live in our human world by our human rules. I know most everyone here already understands this concept well, but as a "cat person" and basically newbie dog owner, it was kind of a revelation for me, or maybe it just finally sank in deeper when I saw how much Sulley wanted to eat the fresh warm meal the cat was about to choke up. :lol: I just looked at him and thought.. "He's such a dog!"

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Re: The Ultimate recall noise

Post by jynnan tonnix » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:34 am

eeeeeew! :lol:

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Re: The Ultimate recall noise

Post by Fundog » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:49 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Hmm.... that gives me an idea.... :shock:
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Re: The Ultimate recall noise

Post by leslie123 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:00 pm

Fundog wrote::lol: :lol: :lol:

Hmm.... that gives me an idea.... :shock:
:lol: Should I ask?

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Re: The Ultimate recall noise

Post by Nettle » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:01 pm

Fundog - you wouldn't - :shock:
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Re: The Ultimate recall noise

Post by emmabeth » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:22 pm

:lol:

You get the hang of thinking like a dog... in the end. Sometimes too much and then you stop and think 'wait... did I think/do/say that..... EUUUUURGH'..

Realising that someone elses vomit is a potentially tasty meal (or the dogs own vomit... or poop....) and NOT thinking ;eurgh' as you race your dog to the source of the impending vomit... thats when you are truly a dog person!
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