Monday, August 17, 2009

Sharing

What would you like for an afternoon treat on this hot day?


Samba isn't shy about showing Rob what she wants today. Here she's checking out her choice of treats in the garage refrigerator.


Guess what she chose?


We decided to work on sharing today. Some of the more assertive dogs try to intimidate the shyer ones and keep them away from the treats, so we'll take them out in small groups to supervise them and work on manners. This time it's just Samba and Morgan.


This seems to be a pretty popular idea.


OK, let's work on manners first. You both must sit. They seem to have that one down.


Go to it, but be nice.


Both heads are in the tub, but Samba did try to get her feet in.


We pulled Samba out of the tub and made her play nicely.


They each were trying to eat as fast as they could and to get more than the other one. These two are pretty evenly matched and if one tries something, the other won't let her get away with it. They enjoyed their snack, then went back inside.

These snack breaks are good times to work on manners and special training. With a favorite treat in our hands they pay close attention.

9 comments:

Channon said...

I'm just going to have to remember to pick up a little watermelon tonight for the four of us to share!

Hero said...

I still haven't gotten to try watermelon, but it was warm enough today that my hoomans got ice cream and got an extra scoop for Tagpi and I. I guess this warm summer weather isn't too bad sometimes if it means extra summer treats.

soulbrush said...

good to see you are nearby to take the pics, hobbling along i see.

Marjie said...

Kids and dogs both need constant manners training. Thor does really good sitting while waiting for treats, and drools a bucketful at the same time.

Gingerbread said...

I have tried bonnie with a little water melon, she is not sure about it but still had a little. All is going well at the vets, she has put on weight nicely. best wishes Julie.C

Martha Basset said...

We have never tried watermelon but it looks yummy.
Our mum is still trying to get her head round ten dogs!!
It must be really important for them to have good manners! We loved the pictures.
love
Martha & Bailey xxx

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Watermelon!! It's one of our favorite treats too.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Nichole said...

YUM-O!

The OP Pack said...

Mom is laughing - she doesn't think she could ever see our two eating out of the same bowl. Nice sharing, pups.

Woos, the OP Pack