Saturday, 22 September 2012

The key to drying Dougall...

So, it was B.A.T.H. day today... Sigh.

It was the usual torture... They wet you down, soap you up and then rinse you off.

I've recently discovered though, that I am finally tall enough to jump out of the tub. So, I like to keep her on her toes and when she reaches for the shampoo or the cloth I try to make my escape.

But, she always foils my attempts by closing the bathroom door...

Still not tall enough to operate a door handle...

On the upside, my human has recently discovered a way to make the drying process more enjoyable.

The key ingredient in this method is....

My favourite treat.

She's made the previously unejoyable, torturous towel off into a game. A game which I love.

She throws the towel over me, breaks a Liver Krisp into pieces and hides it under the towel. While I snuffle about, she dries me off.

We both get what we want out of the process. She gets a dry puppy and I get lots of treats. It's a win-win situation.


46 comments:

  1. Boy Dougall, you sure are good at Mom training,

    Your Furends
    Susie & Bites

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    1. hehe... I know how to get what I want. :P

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  2. Oh no-you're selling out too cheaply. Demand the whole bag.

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  3. SO SO SMART. It's amazing how sometimes humans can actually be smart.

    Nora

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  4. You have one smart human there Dougall! I'm going to try that towel trick with Scruffy.
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

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    1. I hope Scruffy enjoys it as much as I did!

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  5. Absolutely brilliant! Good job Dougall for training your human so well, at least you get something yummy out of the whole ordeal! Maybe one day you will be able to reach that knob?! :-D

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  6. Oh, what an idea!!! Smart Moms you have. Since I'm gettin' the dreaded B.A.T.H. this weekend (Ma doesn't like to tell me the ACTUAL day, because I might take my backpack and hit the road before she can stop me!), I'm gonna insist that I gets some liver treaties before the towel of death comes towards me!!! Good thinkin'!!

    Kisses,

    Ruby

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  7. What a great idea! Treatses in exchange of her drying you sounds great! Dry Dougall is adorable <3
    Cotton

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  8. Greetings oh little, clean, clever doggy. Mummy wanted one of you but all she got was Me and Nellie instead. Love Jasper and Nellie the two bestest maremmas in the land.

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    1. You're both lovely doggies!! You're Mummy is very lucky!

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  9. Baths are the worst thing in the entire world, i'm glad you got some lovely liver treats outta it though, i congratulate your mummy on such clever thinking!!!

    Milo :)

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    1. They sure are. The treats sort of make up for it... Sort of...

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  10. Brilliant idea of mums. We too always try and make a dash for it but likewise the door is always firmly shut. Have a great Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  11. Dougall you are Brilliant. I gotta go get MOM to see this.

    Mooooooooom Come See!!!

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    1. You have to make sure you try it next B-day!

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  12. We're not sure who to congratulate on this BRILLIANT idea - you or your mom! We are in awe and clearly have much to learn in the hooman training department.
    Wally & Sammy

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    1. Hehe... We both worked on the idea, it was her idea to get the treats, mine to put them under the towel.

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  13. The bathroom door is always shut when we're getting a bath too, Dougall. Our moms have the same idea. Wish we got treats like you do!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  14. Dougall,

    Looks like a win win situation to us!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

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  15. Hey, I'm going to ask my mom to try this game!

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  16. Howdy Dougall, that sounds like a good deal to us. Rory hates his bath so we might try that with him. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory P.S. We received your fabulous gift and will post about it real soon. Thanks heaps mates!!

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  17. What an excellent idea. Everybody wins......
    Bert

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  18. Dougall, you are too cute and I feel your bath time pain! -Cocco :-)

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  19. I am all for the whole treat thing but not so much for the bath thing. I am glad you survived and are safe now.

    Loveys Sasha

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    James Kaufman, Editor

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    1. ArroooOOOOooo there James! I'd love to join your Scottie community.

      Waggles, Dougall.

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  21. Finally, the comment box successfully loads itself.

    LoL. Dougall, I think we just made a new word out of such an activity.... AUTOTREAT.

    Huggies and Cheese,
    Haopee

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