Saturday, March 21, 2009

Doggy Keywords

I'm a doggy talker, are you?  You know, one of THOSE people who talk to their dogs - a lot!  If you do, then your dogs probably have KEYWORDS.  Those words, when heard in the midst of lots of other words get their attention.

I've been thinking about Lizzie's keywords a lot these days.  The longer you and your dog are together, the more specific words spark their interest.

Of course, changing your tone to a doggy friendly one can assist you in identifying your dogs keywords.

With Lizzie it goes something like this...

"I was thinking about going for a WALK, does Lizzie wanna go for a WALK?"  Head tilts, eyes open wide, ears are alert, and then she takes off for the door.

I figure she probably hears, "Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah WALK blah Lizzie blah blah blah blah WALK!"

Same goes for RIDE, BISCUIT, GOODY, TREAT, GO and a few others.

I also noticed how well she knows her "new" name.  She was Ginny for almost 5 years and has only been Lizzie for 9 months.  Talking to dogs has its rewards,  especially when they respond to their keywords so adorably.

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