Sights Unseen: Insubordination

This week, I told Dan that I really needed to make an effort to take more pictures. I’ve been slacking off lately, and it was time to put that to an end. As a result, both Dan and I looked for inspiration everywhere we could and ended up with some really spectacular photos. But as usual, the little Pen Pen stole the show, and because I was laughing out loud at this series, this whole post is dedicated to her. Below you will see some action photos in which Dan attempts to get Penny to lie down so that I can take a picture of her. Just more proof that the journey is usually way better than the end result you originally set out for. Enjoy!

You might have noticed, as I did, that she never did what was asked of her. After the last picture, we left the bench, and she trotted off happily in the other direction. She loves to get the best of Dan.

Happy Friday!

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5 thoughts on “Sights Unseen: Insubordination

  1. Love love love this. Especially the pictures in which she is about to lick his face and when she’s turning away from. Such attitude 🙂

  2. You have to use a treat to lure. DO NOT use a verbal cue right away. Dogs are visual learners, so they learn faster by watching your hand signals. Then when she “gets it” and starts to be more consistent following the lure, do the same luring motion but without the treat in your hand. Instead, give her the treat from your non-luring hand. Then once she’s consistent with that, attach a verbal cue before you do the luring motion. Don’t start using verbal cues until she understands the hand motion. If you use verbal cues before your dog knows what they mean, she might dismiss it as meaningless babble. Once you get to the point where you don’t have to lure, congratulations, you have a trained dog.

    • Thank you for the advice! We’ve actually taken Penny to multiple obedience classes. She just seems to have a mind of her own. She knows the cues, just refuses to acknowledge them at times! 🙂

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