Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Tricks in Progress and Stupid PeeWee Movie

Well, I am always up for learning new things, but this latest activity has gotten the Mango flummoxed. We've been working on it for three whole days and I am still not sure what I am supposed to do.

It involves me putting my feet on this purple thing and then momma keeps moving around and looking at my bottom and sometimes she clicks and treats, but sometimes she doesn't and...

Oh, just watch the movie, here and let me know what the heck she is up to.

Hey! I know what was going on at the end of that movie... synchronized jumping!

Stupid woman is so uncoordinated, though, she is not harmonizing well with my large and deliberate ventures into the air.

Just look at this! The Mango is totally NOT on the ground and where are her feet? Yup, still glued to the dirt.

Or then here and I told her on the count of three, but no, away she goes and I was unprepared to launch.

Oh so close! Perhaps I need a clicker of my own.

My head is spinning from all those mentals stimulations.

And what of the PeeWee? What do you think? Soaking his wee labraself in the pool.

Watch his dumb movie here.

Better include a totally unrelated photo from the To Be Shown folder to cleanse your viewing pallet, lest your last image of the day be of the marinated doofus.

Am I not adorable?

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


Nuthatch... said...

Most definitely adorable. Those mental stimulations look tough. Don't overdo it.

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Woooos Mango Man! woo I am first! So sorry about that stupid trick on the thingy, we have something very similar to that at dog school, Moms trainer says that some big doggies just do not get it at first... I wonder what she means by that... any way it is a good way to get treats,woo just have to learn to move woo behind!
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

bummer I was second after all...Mom says to try using a chunk of concrete, it might be more steady for your Mangoness!
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Jake of Florida said...

We think your mom should take jumping lessons from you 'cause you seem to have that part down pat.

As for the purple platform - shouldn't it be a bit bigger to give your relentlessly huge self more room for all four paws???

We are exhausted just watching -- and we're WFTs (not WTFs).

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Aniemother said...

You are most adorable. And very impressive jump shots!


The Two Country Poodles said...

Hmmm...Were still stumped by this whole thing....Well...I agree you need a clicker...then maybe she would be a better syncronized jumper.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Good Luck!

Benny and Lily said...

Oh guys,why oh why do our mommas get a kick out of torturing us for treats. We just love those pictures.BO
have fun
Benny & Lily

kissa-bull said...

yesh we all agree here in the pittie pack
a clicker is most needed for the humans
we are going to band together and get one ourselfs caush these humans need manners and training for sure

pibble sugars and wee wags
the pittie pack

Mr Koda MD said...

My dogness, all those jumping jacks look exhausting! I think I'd rather be relaxing poolside with the marinating doofus.

When hes done, I wonder if he'll taste ok with cheese and crackers?

Koda MD

dewdana said...

I figured it out! DOH is preparing some sort of 'greatest show on earth' circus! I saw elephants doing that shimmy thing whilst standing on a purple thing. Yes that is it! Of course with your stripes you look more tiger like except you are relentlessly huge so maybe you are going to be featured in her circus as some 'tigerphant' or something! With your boing-ing and stripes you also remind me of Tigger though so not sure how that fits in...
Whatever is going on we are most impressed with your moves.

the booker man said...

mr. mango,
you are so smart doin' all those tricks! it really is too bad your mama couldn't get it right.
i see dexter kicked you out of the pool? heeheehee.
the booker man

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

You da man Mango!

Schwang said...

For such a big dog you do have some good jumping moves!

Anonymous said...

Mango - I don't know what your momma was trying to teach you either. But sometimes I thinks it's better not to get it cuz that way the treats keep on a comin'! I am always marveling at your jumping abilities. I bet you can jump 74 feets in the air!

Haha! I liked Dexter pretending to swim in the little pool like it was the Most Hugest ocean ever. He has a good imagination!

Wiggles & Wags,

Lola said...

Mango, that purple thing looks too small for your relentlessly hugeness. I think you're dealing with this really well. If you can't beat 'em, just make sure you get the treats.

wags, Lola

Oskar said...

Marinated doofus, BOL!

Gus said...

We agree that you need something larger for your RH self. Rhode Island, maybe?


Frankie Furter said...


For Mango... I know what the deal is... she is wanting you to give her a .... STOOL SAMPLE !! Ready Set Squat Grunt!!!

Samantha said...

Clickers for hoomans? Furry good idea. We're not sure about the purple thingy, but it looks like Ma's trying to make you incredibly dizzy - I got dizzy watching the movie (have to say that I love your movie musics - always, so what Dexter's doing makes a lot of sense to moi! Hope you get some rest!
xo Sammie

houndstooth said...

I am tired just from watching that video! How did you manage to stay standing for that whole thing? I think your mom is trying to train you for some sort of Chippendale's routine where you go around in circles and shake your moneymaker! Just a guess on that one, though.

Dexter, I think you might be part otter!


BRUTUS said...

Oh geez - look out Mango! Mom thinks you are being taught some things that could possibly lead you down the slippery slope to this crazy thing humans have dreampt up called "canine freestyle". You better knock it off, our you'll find yourself dancing with the momma next!

Brutus the Frenchie

Busby and Raymond said...

Hmmm, marinated labradude? How about some marinated Mango? Oh Yeah!

The OP Pack said...

And just who is the trainer and who is the trainee??? Boing Boing - c'mon, Mom, on the count of three!!! We loved watching your mental stimulations - we want more!!!

Woos- Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

Wow! Seriously, Mango is doing awesome for only 3 days!!! Hind end awareness is tricky stuff and I am amazed how he may not entirely know what he's supposed to be doing, but he IS doing it!!! Honestly, he is doing great!

And your jumping skills are fine too :)

hero said...

You're working your butt off doing silly tricks and PeeWee is frolicking on the pool?... something is not right in Mangoland.

Licks, hero

The Army of Four said...

Way to go, both of you!

pam said...

Oooooh a clicker for my DOH! Brilliant!
but I don't haves any money. Would you perhaps want to buy a little sister?


Sapphire said...

you guys are funny. seriously.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
Good job with the trick... and for you mom too with the coordinated jumping!
Kisses and hugs

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

I think she'll eventually khatch onto this cirkhle thing -

Good Lukhk!


Jazzi said...

Hey MAngo
You looked so darn cute!! I agree totally, why cant you just jump to the other side?? Whats up with all this circle stuff. You need to tell her Hey Look here, stay in one spot would ya??? Geeezzzz BOL


Wild Dingo said...

Marinated Doofus? Oh Mango, you DO have a way with words!

ok, here's some help for your mom now:

why not try luring with the touch pad, back feet movement? remember, where the nose goes, the but goes opposite. (think of sitting or downing). the nose is usually in direct alignment of the butt. even in a "bow" think of the nose being opposite of the butt in a diagnol line. now when you think of where you want the butt to go, use a lure for the nose to go in that one straight line in opposite direction. i'm not saying it'll work. but you may try it. rather than moving and shapping.

otherwise, that totally rocked. i don't care if he's doing it right or wrong. Mango Man was ROCKIN' the focus and that's asking a LOT for most dogs! yay!

Nubbin' Tails said...

Did you get dizzy going in circles? I would have!


Mr. Nubbin'

Martine said...

Mango we are very impressed with your new tricks and with how well the labradude swims in such shallow water!!

Keep up the good work!

xo martine & the kiddlets

tula said...

MANGO- wasn't that PeeWee's Homework! Bravo! he will definitely get an A.. now how about working on mine. would you say it's worth a muscle butt shot?!!!

4 paws up & a woot!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Wow.. those mental stimulations look really tough.. please make sure you don't overwork. I think you should follow Dexter's lead and chill out in the pool..

Happy weekend!

monica said...

HA - I too is to do tricks like that, one foot on a piece of wood, bucket, chair and what not, two feet on, turning around, and so on and so on, with clicker, treats and all. The latest is my momma goes " what does a small dog say?" and I go "woof" ( tiny voice, as tiny as it can get that is...), and "what does a BIG dog say" and I go "WOOF!" with my most powerful voice, and so on... it sure can get you all confused, ecxited and tired, all at once! But ya know, when momma is happy, I'm happy - and the other way around too :o))
Bundy the Bundle of Joy

Maggie and Mitch said...

Lucky PeeWee is staying cool in the pool while you're spinning in circles getting dizzy, Mango! What's wrong with this picture?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

You are adorable!! Almost as adorable as a Scottie puppy.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

The Thundering Herd said...

Don't you get terribly dizzy walking in circles?

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

BOL LMAO watch his dumb movie here---BAH HAHAHA!!

Ina in Alaska said...

Smiling Smiling Smiling!!!! Loved Dexter's swimming prowess!! xoxo

Dory and the Mama said... are becoming ever so intelligent and trained!!!


Deetz said...

I think your got your mom trained whether well, Mango....Great Job!
Mom said she needs to send Dino to your home for some Mango Manners, because he turned in too the lil Angel from down

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

i know kewl-eh? it's all because of you Mango! you nominated us remember? thanks buddy!

elbouwii said...

wooow bizzy mango :D
well i (el'bow) learnd a new trick to :D
we will post it next week :)

El'bow & Hauwii

Mack and Mia said...

Mango, you better check out our not-so Wordless Wednesday post because Mack was showing off his pool thingy too and I even think he called you.... BIG....


He said I am a traitor! I'm just a sucker for your stripes and your jumping abilities...and it helps that your mug is most handsomest!

Wags and Woofs,

Sam said...

Mango, the purple platform couldn't have been too torturesome, because you were wagging your tail through that whole video. Looks like a fun trick!

Peppy Sheppys said...

Is the labradude chasing invisible fishies?

I'm confused.

And impressed you can get off the ground. It takes me much effort and I do not always wind up on my feetsies.

Your brudder in brindle, Otis.

Amber and Nala said...

That pivot move looks tricky...good luck in your training! :) Dexter was quite funny in the ppol. :)


Puglette said...

wow, is your mom trying to teach you how to dance? we saw doggie dancing at the big dog show last month, it was very cool. is dexter looking for his missing parts?
have a greaat weekend!

1000 Goldens said...

Mango seeing you and Momma jump was my favorite part. Your idea of getting your own clicker is most excellent. There would be a huge market for that for sure! Sign me up...

Kari in WeHo said...

i think you do need your own clicker :)

Joe Stains said...

So your Mom is obsessed with looking at your butt. Pee Wee seems obsessed with looking at his own butt. What exactly is going on at your place?? Go rest buddy, you earned it.

Sargeant said...

Hi Mango, it's Frankie Furter's cousin, Sarge.

Not sure what the point to the trick is, but you must have been doing right since you kept getting treats! After all, the treat is the whole point to us anyway. The pool looks great...the Labradude looked comfy.

Grr and Woof,

JD and Max said...

Hi Mango - hey, a clicker for humans? NOW you're talking! What a great idea, we think it could make you a million!! We think your boinging was inspired - loved it!

Hi Dexter - as we're not huge fans of deep water we think your swimming style is also inspired! Hey, have you ever been in a pool or a river or the sea?

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

You're doing a GRRRREAT job training your Moms, Mango. Hang in there. One day, she'll get it!

We just love both videos!!

Have a pawsome weekend!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Dennis the Vizsla said...

"Whee! Look at me, I'm swimming! In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean! Sort of!"

ocmist said...

All that jumping you've been doing in so many of your vids is going to really muscle up your Butt! You will have us lady dogs all fainting as you walk by! How will we STAND IT!!!??? OC and the Corgi girls