Mind Games Dogs Can Play
1. After your humans give you a bath,
DON'T LET THEM TOWEL DRY YOU!
Instead, run to their bed, jump up and dry yourself
off on the
sheets. This is especially good if it's right before your human's
2. Act like a convicted criminal. When
the humans come home, put your
ears back, tail between your legs, chin down
and act as if you have
done something really bad. Then, watch as the humans
search the house for the damage they think you have caused. (Note:
This only works when you have done absolutely nothing wrong.)
Let the humans teach you a brand new trick. Learn it perfectly.
Then the humans
try to demonstrate it to someone else, stare blankly
back at the humans. Pretend
you have no idea what they're talking
Make your humans be patient. When you go outside to go 'pee',
the entire yard as your humans wait. Act as if the spot
you choose to go pee
will ultimately decide the fate of the earth.
attention to the human. When out for a walk always pick the
visible spot to go 'poo'. Take your time and make sure
everyone watches. This
works particularly well if your humans have
forgotten to bring a plastic bag.
When out for a walk, alternate between choking and coughing every
time a strange
human walks by.
7. Make your own rules. Don't always
bring back the stick when
playing fetch with the humans. Make them go and
chase it once in a
8. Hide from your humans.
When your humans come home, don't greet
them at the door. Instead, hide from
them, and make them think
something terrible has happened to you. (Don't reappear
until one of
your humans is panic-stricken and close to tears).
When your human calls you to come back in, always take your time.
slowly as possible back to the door.
10. Wake up twenty
minutes before the alarm clock is set to go off
and make the humans take you
out for your morning pee. As soon as you
get back inside, fall asleep.