Yesterday, I kind of got myself into some trouble. You see, Nancy was gone and I was not so respectful to Greg. Now, if you know me, you know I first trained my new family to come back outside when I wanted to play more. Yup, they fell for that training hook, line and sinker. After playing outside for a long time, I would stay behind when Louie and Serenade politely strolled inside. Then, Nancy would come back outside and continue to play with me. Duh, she did not realize at the time that I was training her rather than vice versa. In my early days here, I was almost returned to my awesome breeder because of my mischievous behavior. But, needless to say, my charm had already won them over and I was destined to remain here.
The breeder knew that I had manipulated them, but she also knew that Nancy and Greg had to come to this realization on their own. It was not until after Dog Obedience 1 that a light went on in Nancy’s head that she had to “untrain” that learned behavior of staying outside. I love it when someone has an “aha moment” that totally seems to to make their blurred vision, crystal clear. Gee, I was not being a little stinker on purpose by staying outside beyond my command?! I was simply being a dog. Yup, I am a dog.
So, why do I pull this stay outside stunt once in awhile??? Seriously, you have to ask? I like to keep people on their toes! Predictability is overrated you know.