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I am a male yellow Lab. My birth date is September 4th 2011. I am in training to be a guide dog for the blind. (guide dog school -Southeastern Guide Dogs) I'm my raiser's fifth guide dog puppy. She will keep me for (about) 1 year, then I will head off to harness training! Please feel free to follow my blog and keep up with: Brandon's Life... As a guide dog in training

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bed Training... with videos!!

I betcha you never knew that there was a command for "BED"!
You may think that every dog knows that command by heart... but maybe not the exact way I do :)
What is the command 'bed"?
When my raiser gives the command "bed" I'm to find the closet dog bed and lay/sit/stand on it... until I'm given the command "okay/take a break/come". This ISN'T a "stay" command - as I'm allowed to play on the dog bed... and get up and move around (as long as some part of my body is touching the bed... I'm good!).
This command is quite helpful for my raiser when we have company over - eating dinner - playing games - watching TV - cooking - etc :) I can stay on the bed for a short time of 1 second... or a time of 2+ hours... all depends on what my raiser tells me!
I've known this command for quite awhile (back before November 2010), and my raiser thinks it is one of the best commands I know!
I can do this command on different beds... in different rooms... and with different people.
(Please not that this command is not a "have to" in the guide dog book - it's something the raisers CAN teach the dogs if wanted).
Enjoy the 2 movies below of me doing the "bed" command - both are in 2 different rooms, with 2 different beds.

Furry Thursday kisses,

The dog with a blog

(Movie of Rudy doing the "Bed" command in the dinning room - when I say "bed" he finds his bed and stays on it 'til I say "okay or come")

(Movie of Rudy doing the "bed" command in the living room; with a different bed)


Benny and Lily said...

Sounds awesome Rudy. We did not know there was such a command. Mom just tells us it's time to go nite nite
Benny & Lily

Amber DaWeenie said...

Dat's wonderfur!!! Bet our Mom wishes we'd go to bed when she says dat.....but OUR bed is HER bed and we jus' let her share it wit us!!! BOL

Elyse and Riley said...

Rudy, you are such a smart boy! And so eager to please!! Good job! Riley knows a similar thing, but it's to go get on the big bed, not a dog bed. I tell her "go to bed" and she runs upstairs and gets on our bed. Not nearly as impressive as Rudy's commands where he can get on a different bed in a different room!

Elyse and Riley

Deborah said...

I wish Smokes had the "Bed" command! I think it's a great idea.

Elizabeth said...

So cute, and so eager to please!!!

Ellie 12PD10 said...

Awesome. When we got our first "family dog" 5 years ago, we had a trainer come in and help us with leash training, simple commands, etc. One of the commands was "place" same concept as "bed".
Our sweet Sadie still does it to this day!

dogsmom said...

Rudy you are very smart.
Here we say "go to your room" which is only one place. And it usually comes when someone doesn't listen to the quiet command. Or is too interested in what the kitties are doing.

Oskar said...

My mom person says that I need to learn this one, cause I have poor manners when visitors come.

Nubbin wiggles,

Carrie and Waffle said...

Wow Rudy you are so patient with your person- finding the bed over and over again. Waffle finds the bed once and then looks at me like 'I found it once for you, can't help it if you lost it again' ;)

Truf Truf silly labbie that she is still needs more practice on the whole bed thing.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Definitely a good command. I know it well. Surely a good command when you have company visiting. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Priscilla said...

It's such a useful command and I think Eva should learn it too especially when we have some visitors here.
You did really well, Rudy! You are so clever!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! It's me again, Sugar. I just want to let you know that my blog post for today is about prizes from your Holiday Poem Giveaway. Lots of Golden Thanks ... mom LOVEs it! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Winnie said...

You are very clever and clearly enjoying learning new stuff.

Sugar sent me over here and it was great to visit and watch your videos. I'll pop by again soon.

Your newest follower, Winnie the greyhound

Jess the Dog Shopper said...

The best thing about this trick is that it shows you can take the bed anywhere and your dog will always have a safe place to relax! Great focus, by the way! What a cute boy!

Bailey Be Good! said...

Great job, Rudy! My mommy tells me to go nite nite whenever she wants me to lie down, and she tells me to go to my "house," which is a crate I sometimes sleep in. But I much prefer to sleep on the floor, next to a door. ;) Woofs & hugs! ~Bailey

Sierra Rose said...

Hi Rudy!!! We came over from Sugar's site :) Watched one video of you and the 'bed' command, and are so impressed!!!! You are so smart and handsome! I live in the same neighborhood at the Marin Guide Dogs training center...but, I am not in training...just obedience practice and practice and so on. Stop on by sometime if ya like :)
Happy weekend!!

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Chicco said...

Hello Rudy! What a beautiful and intelligent dog you are! very cut videos.
Come to visit me in my blog.

Woof, woof, Chicco