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Typhoon has trained Hu-Dad to an ultimate level now which includes the special Little Prince treats delivered for royal reasons.
Many moons ago, Hu-Dad was attempting to train Natasha on bathroom etiquette. Someone suggested that he hang bells on the patio door so that she could ring the bell when she needed to go outside. As part of the training routine, Hu-Dad would scratch Natasha’s ears and praise her when she rung the bell.Natasha, being smarter than the average Hu-Dad, figured out quickly that all she needed to do was ring the bell and she immediately received ear scratches. Going outside was strictly optional since the ear scratches came with a simple ringing.
Natasha, being smarter than the average Hu-Dad, figured out quickly that all she needed to do was ring the bell and she immediately received ear scratches. She would ring the bell, Hu-Dad would promptly arrive, scratch her ears and open the door. Sometimes she would go out and sometimes not, but either way she got what she wanted – ear scratches. Going outside was strictly optional since the ear scratches came with a simple ringing.
So fast forward to present day. Typhoon has a habit of totally ignoring Hu-Dad’s calls to come in, so Hu-Dad began offering a treat to Typhoon when he would come inside when called. Terrific plan, except Typhoon learned from the Queen, and so he expects a treat to come inside regardless of whether he has been called or not. The routine lately has been Typhoon banging on the door (he doesn’t scratch), Hu-Dad opens the door, and Typhoon waits just outside the door until the treat is offered.
Fair enough, Hu-Dad thought until . . . Typhoon went to the door and asked to be let out. Hu-Dad opened the door, Typhoon stepped outside, Hu-Dad closed the door.
You see this coming, don’t you?
Typhoon immediately turned around and banged on the door – fully expecting a treat to re-enter the house he had left a millisecond before. After all, banging on the door equaled treat and Hu-Dad had become an automatic treat dispenser.
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