Tartok Thursday – Relaxation Techniques

Tartok 1

Hi, everyone, Tartok here.

Tartok 2

This may look easy, but this is actually very difficult to do.


Believe it or not, each picture in this post is a separate and distinct photograph.

Tartok 4

Just remember, I am a member of a working breed.


  1. KB on May 31, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Tartok: Do you teach any classes that my dog R could attend? He needs your guidance.

  2. Savannah NanaMo on May 31, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    maybe he is just ‘airing his undies’ like the cat Sylvester over at Katnip Lounge????

  3. Huffle Mawson on May 31, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    You have tired me out and now I need a nap!

  4. RumpyDog! on May 31, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Yes, we are professionals!

  5. The Ao4 on May 31, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Woo, Tartok! The mark of a true professional – you make it look so easy! I know what hard work and what an art form it is!

  6. jane on May 31, 2012 at 11:01 am

    My sib aries loved that position as well. I now have a german sheperd named Bruce that loves to lay like that too. Is it a boy thing?

  7. houndstooth on May 31, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Not just any dog can hold down the carpet so precisely, Tartok! You’ve raised it to an art form!

  8. Carolyn on May 31, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Maddox starts sneezing. He can’t hold that position for long at all.

    Also, based on the pictures of Tartok you have shared here – are we sure he is a Siberian Husky? I mean, really. I know Ruby is, and he LOOKS like one… but I am not sure that he is one. Srsly.

    You should look into that.

  9. Garth Riley on May 31, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Most impressive!

  10. Clive on May 31, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Great technique! We must try it out here!!

  11. Ice 'n Ayla on May 31, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Ahhhhh, Ayla’s favorite position, too. Only she has a bit more trouble staying like that for very long, ends up using her tail as a “stabilizer” to help her stay on her back. Looks most uncomfortable, but she loves to lay like that, and stretch out her back muscles.

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