Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

Daisy the Canine Teabag

on May 11, 2011

She’s tenacious. She’s stubborn. She plays hard. She’s….Daisy the Canine Teabag! LOL

Daisy loves playing tug-o-war with her blanket, aka her best buddy. I know, we broke a basic rule of training BIG time by allowing this, but it’s just so darned fun! I think it takes more discipline to stop a human from playing tug-o-war with a dog than the other way around. 😉

Those steel jaws of hers absolutely refuse to let go of the blanket when we play. She whips her head back and forth like a wild animal trying to shake its prey to death. She growls up a storm, and those growls range from high-pitched maniacal growling to deep, steady, long rumbling growls. And everything in between, including multi-toned growling LOL! What a nut.

But the funny thing is that when we pull the blanket upward, she still hangs on. Her front half just floats in midair as she growls away – anything to hang on! So I started doing a gentle up-and-down motion, thinking the light bouncing might encourage her to let go – nope. She just bounces up and down with the motion, looking like a canine teabag. 🙂

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14 responses to “Daisy the Canine Teabag

  1. LOL! Canine teabag is the PERFECT way to describe it!

    Gus loves him a game of tug-o-war, too, and does the same up and down motion. I will now forever think of him as a canine teabag!

  2. granny1947 says:

    She is so cute.
    Jasmine also loves to play tug of war but she is so big she always wins!!!

  3. Haha,

    Daisy you sure do look funny!!

    You’re lucky your Mum plays that with you, I think I’d be a bit too heavy to play that…….:)

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  4. The Hook says:

    Instead of “The Jaws of Life”, Daisy has “The Jaws of Death’!

  5. Judy says:

    Cute photos:) She really is tenacious:)

  6. Kas says:

    Daisy is SO cute and ferocious looking all at the same time. We need a video to hear her silly growls 🙂

    • raisingdaisy says:

      I really want to get some videos up with some of her silly antics and silly sounds – I haven’t taken any yet, I guess that’s my next project! 🙂

  7. There’s nothing wrong about a good game of tug-o-war with a well-behaved pup! Oscar loves to play tug-o-war with his favorite blanket, too! Unfortunately, his favorite zoo animal-print blanket has a few holes in it, so it’s now retired.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      I agree. Trainers say that tug-o-war creates an aggressive dog, but I haven’t seen that tendency in Daisy. We didn’t start playing it with her until her training was well-set, and it seems to work fine for us too. 🙂

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