Saturday, July 11, 2009

Limo, You're Not Alone

Limo, my sister's GermEagleChowPyRusky (confirmed in a DNA test), has a fear of pumpkins and watermelons that is well documented on her blog and Youtube. Here is a clip of Limo's pumpkin surprise.

Limo, I am not sure if Riley shares your dislike of pumpkins, but you are not alone in your fear of watermelons. I was quite surprised when Riley balked at passing the watermelon in the kitchen. I normally think of her as brave and curious, so shying away from a watermelon was very unexpected and humorous.

FYI, I rarely clicker train 2 dogs together. It simply can't be done successfully except in very few cases. Riley was getting a click and treat for moving forward. Reagan was lying down during the clicks so she was being rewarded for her downs. No harm done.


BrittBeah said...

That is bizzar. Are beach balls included? Giant squash?

gyeong said...

I'm gonna have to get a watermelon and pumpkin to experiment with my kids.

Life at Star's Rest said...

That's a totally new one for me! I've yet to have a dog with an issue with vegetables of any kind.

I was wondering if you might be willing to give me some training tips. We've always just taught our greys the basics of our household ways but for some odd reason, I have a desire to teach my new gh more. Haven't a clue how to start with sit! Thanks so much if you have the time - Carmon

Denise- LessIsMore17 said...

LOL:-) Limi is over her fear of WMs, but she did spook at some flowers in a vase the other day and an empty shampoo bottle this morning... she keeps life interesting.

Scott said...

Such a beautiful dog!

Mine are scared of cardboard boxes and balloons, so I've been doing the same training with them.

IHateToast said...

i'll never know if mine have these fears. i hate watermelon and we don't get pumpkins like that over here.

i need to find a big fruit. a mutated passionfruit?

i'm with riley. stay away!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Riley was also scared of an active turtle recently. No problem finding and carrying around a dead one, but the one running away was pretty scary.

This is definitely something to work on. I can just see it now. We are at the big show and the ring is decorated with pumpkins or watermelons.

Star, I suppose I should post how I teach greyhounds to sit and down. I'll do that soon.