Wednesday 14 March 2012

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday. Teaching 'nicely'

Back last summer, when Sampson was a new addition, we had to teach him meal time etiquette, by both waiting and taking food 'nicely', at first he really didn't grasp the concept....

Dante 'nicely'

Daisy Boo 'nicely' 

Sampson 'nic-'  Nevermind.

But he soon got the hang of it... (sorry if some of the captions are cut off!)

Happy Wednesday Everyone!



  1. That picture of Sampson is so funny! I'm glad he's getting the hang of it!

  2. Oh Sampson! You've come a long way baby!! Great video! :)

  3. Sampson, how we love what you can do with those ears:)

    Lightning is still learning "nicely" or "easy" as we use. But he is getting better since he loves getting those treats.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  4. Oh, he's so funny! Good "wait"!

    We use "gentle" for taking a treat gently, with varying success.

  5. Greatest Video of the day. Seriously funny. And Cute

  6. OH this video made us smile! Great job, Sampson! I am very impressed. And now, I will tell you a little confession ...don't tell anyone ...I am almost 14 and have never learned this trick. My poor assistant has tried to teach me to wait, but I just can't do it!

    Your pal, Pip

  7. It is soooooo hard not to.. get overly excited when there is FOOD involved. Ernie is still workin on it too.

  8. Good boy, Sampson!! We have to wait, too :-(

    -Bart and Ruby

  9. Well done - did you pretend you needed a few more practices so you got some more treats?? Tee Hee

    Have fun,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  10. BOL good boy Sampson!
    Dachshund Nola

  11. Wow, that's great Sampson. I woult have grabbed the treat in two seconds.

  12. Loved the angle the shot was taken. Too funny. Good job, Sampson.

  13. hahaa ! He's like "OH YAY FOOD" !

  14. That was just hilarious. Wait for it... wait wait... wow... such concentration.

    I bet my dogs won't be able to wait for it even if I'd have promised them a giant steak. Treats are treats.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  15. You do know that my Mum is hopelessly in love with Sampson, don't you?! Deccy x

  16. How gorgeous is that boy!
    Love the video and the camera angles, I thought I was looking up at a spotty camel for a sec!
    If I put anything on the floor it would be a free for all!
    Lynne x

  17. What a good boy you are, Sampson!!! Love the video - so great :)

  18. Sampson, you has to work so hard fur such a tiny crumb. It do be tiny compared to your size. Do you not has super sizing ofur there like we do here at McDonald's? I think you need super sized treats. Just watching out fur ya, buddy, so you be getting your fair share.

  19. That is a fab video. Thunder would have been drooling long ropes of drool if we had made him wait like that.

  20. Brillo paws Sampson... you're doing great! Mind you we vote you get bigger treats!

    Have a great weekend
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  21. We liked those photo's, they told a great story! Loved the video and the angle that was used :)

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes


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