I hate to admit this...
but here it goes...
I am a smart dog!
Mom tells me that being a smart dog is not a good thing - it just means I'm a bad dog. What do you think?
Here's a couple cases where I think that I am super stupendous smart and mom thinks I'm the worst dog EVER!
We live in a complex that consists of 120 townhouses and condos so mom is very conscious about how much noise we make. I enjoy barking at people that pass by our backyard so that they know not to enter. Sometimes, I may get a bit carried away and that's when mom will call me in by saying she has a cookie for me. Hey! Who wouldn't come for a cookie?
Well, a couple of months ago mom caught onto my game... she was sitting at the dining room table and could see me out in the backyard.
It seems I may have been barking and then looking over my shoulder to see if she was going to call me in for a cookie and if I didn't get the required response, I would bark again...
Does that make me a bad dog???
Since she's caught on to that one she comes out and escorts me into the house and its a hit or miss on the cookie front...
But I thought of something else and luckily for me, my mom is a bit slow on the uptake some days.
My newest thing is to go bonkers on the patio door like I REALLY need to go out but when she opens the door, I run back to the cookie dispensing area.
Of course, because she's so well trained, she automatically gives me (and Pippen) a cookie. Sometimes I'd do that 3 or 4 times before I would actually go outside!
Well, she's figured that one out now too and can you believe it - she says I am the baddest dog ever!
So am I a smart dog or am I a bad dog???