Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Apple Begs!! :: Gasp ::

Brad had his friend Jesse over tonight, and decided that they were going to play video games. While they took a break, Jesse started to snack on some jerky!! Apple of course heard the bag open, and immeadiately dashed over to jesse in hopes of getting a treat. Usually when this happens to me I dont just "hand over" a treat to Apple, I ask her to sit, lie down, leave it, roll over (not in the same order every time to avoid patterns and her knowing each step) so then she earns her treat, rather than getting one handed over to her. I dont want her to think that she can just have a treat whenever. I want her to know that she has to earn all of her treats. So Jesse decided that he wanted to tease her... wrong idea!! Apple has quite the spring in her leg, and I work very very hard to keep her from jumping, so dont worry, I gave Jesse an earful after I saw that. But after teasing her for a minute, he asked her to sit, and he gave her a jerky piece. 


  1. Oh wow, that's some jump! You can go for the high jump event!

  2. Apple you are a good jumper. But please don't do that. Jumping and stairs are not good for a doxies back. You could get IVDD and need surgury or become paralyzed.
    Follow this link to read more about IVDD.
    Love Ruby

  3. Apple we are so glad your mommy is watching out for you. Sammy jumps all of the time and Mom tries to stop him but he learned some really bad habits before he came to Mom. Ruby is right that jumping and stairs are bad for dachsies but we think your mom already knows that and that is why she stopped you from jumping anymore. We are glad you got a piece of jerky after all of that trouble.

    Roxie, Sammy & Andy

  4. Who would have thought that Apple could jump that high. She can get as high as Foley. I guess she showed Jesse that she is not to be toyed with.

  5. WOW!

    Have woo khonsidered basketball?

    PeeEssWoo: How was that snakhk?

  6. What a great jumper!!! But Mom is right, tough when you have to train the treat dispenser.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  7. Woh you can jump very high. I'm glad you got the treat in the end. ;)

    ~ Bae

  8. You're quite the kangaroo, Apple! Isn't it nasty when they make you jump for a treat?? No fair.


  9. Hi, Apple!
    Our friends are right. Jumping is not good for us!
    Glad you got some yummy jerky!
    Kisses and hugs

  10. I think having to do tricks for treats is a bunch of stupidness! Why do you Moms think that is the best thing? Just hand me the cookie!!!!!
    Mom says she thinks dacshunds have springs in their legs because Sasha can jump really high and really well. She doesn't as much as she used to since she's 6 now, but Mom said when she was littlw she had to be careful or Sasha would jump from her arms to a chair far away. Scared Mom every time!

  11. Wow, Apple! What a high jump you did! But we dachshunds have to care about our backs!