Tuesday, May 22, 2012

training cadence

Since there's always a rotating roster of dogs in the barn, it's good to practice the basics....regularly. So on my last shift, the barn pooches did their drills.
And in my head, I could almost hear the dogs chanting something like this.....

I don't know but its been said
Bad Rap loves a big block head
I don't know but I've been told
The Rescue Barn is better than gold
He-ey Barn Dogs
Lucky Rescue Barn Dogs
Get on your paws and follow me
Sound off! 1, 2
Sound off! 3, 4
1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2......3, 4!

Here, the barn dogs show some of their training moves.

Cadet Oscar, Private Diva.....A-tten-Shun! (dog speak: sit pretty)

At Ease! (dog speak: down)

Cadets Oscar & Rooney - into formation, fall-in!
(dog speak: go to place); At......Ease!

Private Tallulah, March it Out, hup 2, 3, 4!!
(dog speak: loose leash walking)

Private Tallulah, Eyes Front!
.....Eyes Front, Private!! (dog speak: leave it)

Cadet Rooney, Halt!
(dog speak: stay)

Well done Barn Dogs, well done! Cadet Rooney, enough of the Rocky Balboa posturing and the "Gonna Fly Now" music - go on back to the barn, it's Chow Time!


  1. I just love it! Great cadence, I can almost picture them marching out.

  2. Definitely well done.

  3. I'm all for an army of well-behaved, much-loved, and well-socialized pit bulls being unleashed on the world! Well done, cadets and privates! Soon you'll be promoted to being pets and changing attitudes!

  4. Glad they did well and glad they have you to teach them the ropes. Good little doggies.

  5. LOL! Anita, you are a crack up!

  6. LOVE IT! Great for a laugh and a smile to start the day off right!


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