Monday, July 20, 2015


Mom is trying a new rule in our is called QUIET.  The reason we have to learn this new rule is because we are unruly and loud with our barking anytime anyone comes to our house, or even when mom and dad move from one room to the next.

Do I look unruly to you?

Anyway Mom did some reading up on the subject and one site said to use treats to help train. So Mom got out a package of Zukes treats we had received awhile back from Mr. Chewy (yes, our mom is a treat hoarder) and we started practicing.

BARK..BARK...BARK........QUIET said our Mom, and we all sit for a treat, quietly...........

Then Mom got out of the chair to go start cleaning up the kitchen, and BARK BARK BARK, .......QUIET said our Mom and we all sit for our treat quietly.............................

FINALLY Dad came in the door later from a busy night fishing at the river, and we went all crazy like the crazies that we truly are and Mom said QUIET.....QUIET............and we finally sit for our treats.

This is going to take a long long time to undo this bad habit we have picked up, but boy can you imagine the amount of treats we are going to get until we finally learn it!!!!!

Stella Rose


  1. Take your sweet time learning that new command, Stella Rose. The longer you need to learn, the more treats you will get!

  2. Rules and a treat hoarder, that's no bueno.

    Aroo to you,

  3. That sounds like a good plan all around. We get barky too when someone comes over and I like to jump into peoples faces to say hi - Mom really needs to work on that or I will never pass my Canine Good Citizen test!
    Bailey & Hazel too

  4. This one always comes up with nutty rules too
    Lily & Edward

  5. that's a brilliant idea and a super way to get a truckload of treats... maybe my mom will do that with me too... I see 87 bags of treats coming my way hehehehe
    easy rider

  6. That's so funny! Our pugs aren't really barkers. They all have distinct personalities.

  7. sounds like you just training Mom to give you treats when you bark :)

  8. That's a good one, and your pictures look GOOD! :-)

  9. You gotta show enough progress to keep her optimistic but not be totally trained cuz then she'll cut off the treats. Play this one right and you'll have a constant supply!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  10. Wow,,, and the more quiet you are,, the more treats!!! Good idea!!
    Its working!

  11. Wait there is a secret glitch to this thesis. Once you learn quiet gets you treats ~ why you can bark even more for no reason at all because when you go quiet you get rewarded. Want treat bark.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  12. Stella Rose,
    I think your mom is creating a monster. I know in my case, I would bark JUST TO BE TOLD to quiet SO I could get a treat.
    Of course, I am sorta banned from treats so it wouldn't work for me anyhow.
    Love Noodles

  13. Yeah....whenever you want a treat....just Bark, bark, bark. You've trained her well.

  14. Maybe you can get Mom to add a clicker to her quiet command. She is very grateful that we aren't big barkers. Ciara only barks a single bark when she REALLY has to go out and no one is paying attention. Lightning does bark when strangers come to the door, but he is pretty good about closing his yap after a few barks. Treats work really well with breaking a habit. And tell Mom to be sure she is using the high value treats - the things you REALLY love.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  15. We're mighty quiet and rarely bark. Well, if I have a political speech to deliver to Cammie, I talk, but it's more "rah rah rah" than barking. And it's IMPORTANT!!!
    No, really. It is.
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  16. Rita says you guys are very smart to teach your mom to give you treats all the time like that! She has smartly taught me to give her cheese when we see other dogs on our walks! You dogs are good trainers!

  17. It sounds like you three have got it made. Lotsa treats!!!!

    But I like your mom's approach. I think it'll work in the long run, although it is a lot harder with multiple dogs than with one!

  18. Sounds like a good plan to teach your family to give you more treats.

    Abby Lab

  19. I need to try this with my crew!

  20. Sounds like a great plan you have, training Mamas can be hard work!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  21. We have the hardest time believing you darlings are unruly!
    But it sounds like a good ploy for treats, anyway. Hee-hee!
    Happy Tuesday!

  22. I agree with my STUD MUFFIN Murphy ♥ ~ you gots to play this right, and keep those treaties comin'!! Don't 'learn' too fast...gotta stretch it out!
    Oh, and I bark my arse off anytime someone comes to the door! Ma doesn't mind though, cause I sound like a pack of Rottweilers, and even the UPS dude is scared of me! BOL!!! She does have to work at getting me to stop when it's someone she needs to talk to though...hmmmm...I see treaties in my future!!!
    Ruby ♥

  23. Mum says can we come to your place cause we do exactly the same thing and we are a pain in the ar, er, well, you know what. No worries and love Stella and Rory

  24. Quiet??? She wants you to be quiet??? But you have so many important things to say ...this seems most peculiar!

  25. Hey Miss Stella... You, unruly? Never! :-) My Angel wasn't a big barker, just when someone knocked at the door... and when she was comfy in her spot on the sofa, she could care less!

    Enjoy your day and hi to Maggie and Gussie, too! xoxo

  26. It's hard to imagine you being all loud and unruly! 'Quiet' is a thing mom has tried to teach me....tried...

  27. Our quiet command is "hush". Sometimes we are so loud we can't hear the Lady saying it!

  28. What a wonderful way to get free treats! We are so proud of you guys!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  29. you all look like angels
    retro rover

  30. Oh yes we has to learn this too especially Matt when the doorbell rings! We had a old man literally run out of our driveway ;) His bark is pretty intimidating.

  31. Positive reinforcement with treats is definitely a great way to get a pug to do what you ask. When someone asks me to do something and they are empty handed, I'm not as interested in their request. :)

    Good luck with your training!