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I have to play games with Allie to get her to do stuff sometimes; mostly particularly to get off the bed. It's not like she's aggressive or defensive or anything, just that she has a variety of tricks to stay on the mattress.

TRICK 1: The Velvet Eyeball. Sometimes she gets her way with the look alone.

TRICK 2: The Pancake. If the Velvet Eyeball fails and I try to move her, she sort of flattens herself out like a pancake.

TRICK 3: The Velcro Paws. Her paws develop a sticky surface that clings to the sheet/blanket so that each paw has to be peeled up one by one.

TRICK 4: The Black Hole Effect. If I do manage to peel all four paws off the bed and try to pull her down, she somehow increased her weight four times so that She is too heavy to move.

As you can see, she has number of methods to get her way. For the moment, my most effective method of re-establishing bed rights is the Little Red Riding Hood Game. Instead of trying to get her off the bed, I Peek around the corner and gasp:

"Why Allie! What big PAWS you have!"

This instantly wakes Allie up and she starts wagging her tail.

I step closer to the bed and say:

"Why Allie! What a big NOSE you have!"

Allie will do the nose rub thing with her paws and peer up at me

"Why Allie! What big EARS you have!"

At this point Allie will raise up in the play bow.

"Why Allie! What big EYES you have!"

Ideally, Allie will start whining and wuffing as she bounces in place.

Which leads to the coupe de grace:

"Why Allie! What big TEETH you have! And I"M going to eat you!"

This should be accompanied by a rush to the bed, causing her to bark wildly, jump off and race around the room. While the room run is occurring, staff member should be able to leap into the bed and claim it for at least another hour or two.

Repeat as needed.


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ROTFL. a couple of times i've got in the bed and use my feet
to push him off. i'll push his upper body a little
and then his lower body a little. my dog will lay there
untill enough of his body is off of the bed to the point
where he'll fall off the bed if he doesn't get up.
i forget my dog is trained. i could say "Loki, down".
everytime i say "Loki, down" he gets off the bed.
 

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LOL that is too cute. I can picture that now :rofl:
 

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Oh, that was a good one!!! Great story.

How do these dogs learn passive resistance??? It's very effective.
 

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I really think GSD's were put here to out smart us! That is to funny.
 

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:rofl: Thanks for the good belly laugh here! :)
 
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