Monday, January 12, 2009

Apple is Trained by me, Mommy

Last night while reading my comments I was pleased to hear feedback about Apples daily life, One comment in particular caught my attention (in a good way :3), it was from: Roxie, Sammy and Andy. They mentioned "By the way, how is your mom doing on training you?" well I guess the only way I can respond is, great! thanks for asking :D As I mention in my about me section, I am a dog obedience trainer at Bellingham WA, Petsmart. Apple gets to come with me to work and Demo to other pet parents what their dogs will be learning in puppy/beginner/intermediate/Advanced education levels. I am very lucky because Mat (the other trainer) and myself, are the only two associates at petsmart that can bring their dogs to work! It is strictly for work purpose, not play. But she is definitely spoiled while she is there! Everyone showers her with hugs and kisses, rubs her belly, and better yet, gives her treats!!! As soon as we pull into the parking lot at work she knows where she is. Her favorite spot it the training ring (She knows that that's where all the good treats come from!) While working today someone asked me "How many dogs do you teach in a week?" I counted and told him, 25 dogs this week :3. So to conclude, Apple is doing pawsome with her training on both her verbal cues and hand signals, Of course, we are not always %100 on top of our game, I am still working with a puppy, haha. But she does very good, we are still working on her new obedience skills currently. Until next time, Goodnight!


  1. Nice to hear that you're a good doggie Apple. :) Your mom must be so please with you

    ~ Bae

  2. What a good girl you are, Apple! And you are really cute too!

  3. Apple ! I can see you are such a good girl !

    By the way, can you help me train my human to listen to me more, to give me more food, to give me more treats?

    Thanks :)

  4. Great job, Apple! You are such a smart girl and your mom is a great teacher!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  5. Wow! Mom got Roxie to learn to sit and stay but once the rest of us got here, that was the end of that. We do go into our pen when Mom has to work and we go into our crates at night but you are making us look really bad. Good thing Mom loves us and accepts that we are who we are because SHE didn't train us. (And we are rescues who came with lots of bad habits.)

  6. Why is my snikhkering as she thinks of me?

    I don't get it!

    ANYWAY, tank woo fur khoming by Khyra's khorner!

    Woo are a khutie pie!


  7. Wow, Apple the Dapple is great at doing tricks!! Our favorite was "park it!" Too funny! Thansk for stopping by our blog by the way... that is how we found out about you. We wish you the best in your endeavours with dogs and know you will be an awesome vet someday!! Remember to tell people about dog carts if their dog ever suffers a spinal injury. they truly can help dogs live a quality life.
    Barbara Techel
    Author of Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog

  8. Hi Apple,
    I think you should get paid to since you are also 'working'.. then you can spend ALL the money at your workplace stocking up on treats and toys!!

  9. Woo are furry smart, Apple. Does your Mom have any good tips for getting a siberian husky not to pull on his leash. Dakota and I do well but Phantom is 10 and still pulls.

    Woos, Thunder