Friday, December 30, 2011

Seek-a-treat training.

I am so upset! JD and The Wendy just don't get the reality of life!  So, for Hanukkah, one of my gifts was a Spot Seek A Treat.  You can see the toy here with JD.
I read the stupid thing.... it says:
"Shuffle bone met votre chien au defi pour trover les friandises que vous lui cachez! Il lui procure de la stimulation mentale ed le recompense pour etre malin".... or basically :

"Shuffle Bone challenges your dog to find treats that you hide! It provides mental stimulation and rewards them for being smart"...

DUH! I was actually quite offended that momma bought me this stupid thing. I WAS offended, that is until I figured out MY angle. And now my dumb siblings are going to ruin it all!
Here is how I saw this game:

 "Shuffle Bone challenges your human to provide exquisite treats that you find! It provides mental stimulation and rewards your human for bringing delectables to a whole new level "...

To that end I set out to train momma.  I ignored the game when she has carrot bits in it.
I totally ignored it when she stocked it with tiny bits of apple. I am not stupid.  I knew that the goal for moi was her impatience and inevitable escalation to better and better treats to "entice me to play".  It took 3 days before magically....prosciutto bits were in the seek and treat. Yuh, delicious prosciutto di Parma. Of course I played the heck out of the game then!. The momma felt than now she could downgrade the treats. As if.  She slipped in some turkey jerky. I ignored it... but dumb butts JD and Wendy went at it like crazy dogs. OY.  Have they learned nothing?????


I begged them to stay away from the game, I told them about the prosciutto, but nooooooo they went after the turkey like it was mannah from the sky.

Look at The Wendy guard it, like it was going to magically refill itself! For real. We could be feasting on prosciutto ya'll!!!!  Ignore the stupid turkey jerky!!! But nooooooooo.

Sigh.Sometimes I wish I were an only dog.

Don't they get that consistency is needed in training a hooooman?

frustrated 'vie 


Tucker The Crestie said...

Aww, poor 'Vie! You can only do your best - sometimes it is hard being the smartest. Believe me, I know!

silvieon4 said...

Yes Tucker, as you know, it is lonely at the top...

Kolchak Puggle said...

Oh Vie! What were they *thinking*? Kolchak does this to me *all the time* I will only play puzzles for steak. Nothing less (though prusciutto sounds delectible too. Koly on the other hand, will play puzzles for sweet pepper. Um, what? I can get sweet pepper for basics like looking cute and being fluffy. What a waste, eh?

Two French Bulldogs said...

We like those puzzle games
Benny & Lily

bichonpawz said...

We can SO relate to this! We refuse to even LOOK at the toy unless there is MEAT in it. No vegs. No fruit. Meat. Meat ONLY! It's the humans that are stupid. We love our toy! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug (you all are looking mighty fine!!)

bichonpawz said...

No vegs. No fruit. MEAT. Meat ONLY. Do not even LOOK at the toy unless it has REAL meat in it. Humans are so stupid sometimes.

We love our toy!
You guys are looking mighty fine!!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug