May 12, 2009

The Biggest Loser - Pet Edition: Week Four

Welcome to the fourth installment of the Biggest Loser - Pet Edition!

All of our participants are very hard at work trying to shed those pounds. With all the rain that we have had, playing outside has left us with lots of baths and a lot of walks around the neighborhood which leads me directly to our...

Tip of the Week
The Leave It Command

I have learned firsthand how important this command is. I have worked a little on this with Addie, but we really need to focus on it now. With cutting back on Addie's dog food everything sounds like a good treat!

While we were on one of our walks, Addie came across a chicken bone that someone left on the side of the road. Ron said Addie has something in her mouth. I grabbed her mouth and tried to pry it open and she swallowed the two inch long bone whole!

Then panic set in. We were a little over half a mile from home, so I decided to call our vet as soon as we got there. About half way home, Addie threw that bone right up along with her dinner. WOOOOHOOO! I have never been so happy to see her throw up EVER! She was perfectly fine, but no more road treats for her!

I subscribe to Bark magazine and in the May/June issue one of the articles is on the leave it command.
Here is a video of the command from their web site.

24 Treats:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Once upon a time my sibster Kyrye snagged a dead skhwirrel - she would NOT give it up drop it let go leave it ETC!

Mom said they finally pried her jaws open and retrieved it!


Mason Dixie said...

I too would have swallowed it whole especially if mom was trying to take it away. =) We have been doing better this week, and am keeping track of my progress on my new board.

Aki and Poopie said...

oh my.. we cant help but react to khyra's story.. oooo... im feeling a little woozy already..

that was a scary story addie. i hope you won't do it again. swallowing a 2-inch bone is just way to scary. you might scar your throat.

were so fortunate that the most common things that Aki tends to find during her walkies are bits of rice.. nevertheless, food given outside our home is a definite no no..

be good!


manang micchi

Kasha said...

Ah yes! We love the leave it command. It is so fabulous to be able to stop Africa from eating something of value when my hands our tied with our little baby boy. I also love drop it!
Kasha and Africa

Moco said...

Thank dogness Addie was fine. Those road side treats can cause quite a bit of trouble.

Frankie said...

Glad Addie is okay - yikes!

Suzuki said...

Damn Addie! Tell your Mum to give you a treat or something! Don't g eating bones off the side of the road!
I am doing better this week. Mum shaved me, so hopefully that will take off a few pounds BOL
Big licks to you

DCampy34 said...

Mommy says i am a true Terrier unlike my brothers - i catch stuff all the time and eat it - Mommy feeds us raw so i am just helping myself. Most recently I snagged a Possum on Sunday and my Favorite yesterday a SKUNK. Mommy wouldnt let me in the living room after that one.


Domi said...

I had to learn the "leave it" command to get my therapy dog license. My girl told me that it's to keep us dogs from grabbing pills or other things that are bad for us that could be dropped in a nursing home or hospital. A chicken bone would be a lot of temptation though.

Tail wags,

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

#1 agrees that "Leave it" is one of the most important commands there is. Tommy is pretty good about it as a whole. We said "pretty"...

Simba and Jazzi said...

We both know the leave it command. Mummy shouted it this morning just as we found a nice dead rabbit to play with on our walk.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Ludo van Doggy said...

phew, glad nothing bad came of it. Auntie Penny be terrible with leave it. If she pick up something dangerous she will not let go. Mum even has to tip her over and wiggle her legs about until she let it go.
~lickies, Ludo

Elizabeth and Luna said...

Thank goodness for some throw-up ;)

Dina ... UK said...

You are doing very well Addie...
Keep up the good work....:-)

p.s. I was snacking when i read this about the throw

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Hey we will do anything for a treat.. Even the reds no that trick.. They are doing really well with their hand signals. Stay is a bit more challenging..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

thanks God All is going well!!!
Dear dear dear Addie.....pleaseeeeeeee.....take care of you!!!!
We love you a lot and we need you in our lives!!!!ok?????
don't eat NOTHING that isn't arrive from your humans!!!!!!!!
great video....thanks fur sharing with us!!!!!
good job on you lose weight!!!!
but don't lose weight so much ok???
You're GORGEOUS!!!!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

How scary! We're glad Addie is okay!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Tracey and Huffle said...

I don't get the leave it command. But then again, I don't get any commands.

Huffle Mawson

Hoover said...

Hey Addie! Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your colors, b & w very classy.

I'm not letting my humans see your blog 'cause they want me to do too much as it is.

Amber and Nala said...

Ahhh yes but the problem with Nala and that command is she is too smart and only obeys it when it is "training" time but if she has a special treat she knows she isn't supposed to have then it is like she has lost the ability to hear. :)

Huskee and Hershey said...

Oh my... that sure gave us a scare!! Glad she vomitted it out...

Eduardo said...

My Mommy was watching that video, even though I already know the command but now she wants to retech it! OH NO! Hailey is such a cutie! Also I'm so sorry about Tucker. I know y'all loved him very much.
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Tibby said...

Hi Addie!
It sounds like your doing a good job so far with your biggest loser competition! I know the leave it command and the drop it command! But last week I found something yummy on the floor and when Owner Girl said "drop it" I gobbled it up instead!
:) Tibby

Anonymous said...

We love Bark Magazine!

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