Halloween...

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Postby amazincc » November 1st, 2009, 12:28 am

was fun! :)

I sat on my porch steps, gave out TONS of candy, and the boys got to take turns practicing "good manners" (on-leash).
I placed a plate w/tiny pieces of cheese and hot dogs on my bottom step and I let some of the older kids feed treats to the dogs when they obeyed a "sit" or "shake paw".

Sepp, who loves everyone, had the BEST time ever... lol

Faust was a little hesitant at first and hid behind me a few times. I know it was a lot to take in, seeing costumes and a LOT of strangers in our yard... but once he figured out that there were goodies involved he could barely contain himself. His butt started to hit the ground for a "sit" like lightning. :giggle:

Both boys enjoyed being petted and fussed over, and they behaved... (to use one of Erins favorite words :wink: ) lovely. I was very impressed.

So, the neighborhood kids think my Pit Bulls are "soooooo cool"... and none of the parents freaked out. :dance: :D

Truly a nice day.
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Postby airwalk » November 1st, 2009, 12:31 am

Nice job! Magic barked like a maniac and then wagged like a maniac...Doogie didn't know whether to bark, lick or hide. Scooter, he thinks Halloween is fun!
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Postby Hundilein » November 1st, 2009, 12:39 am

Great job!

Renee worked on not barking like a lunatic every time the doorbell rang. I threw hot dogs on the floor for her, then opened the door and handed out candy. She actually did really well. She didn't bark a ton even at the beginning, and then she gradually barked fewer and fewer times until she gave up and just stayed on the couch instead.

I didn't have very many kids come by, I was kind of disappointed. Now I have a boatload of leftover candy. I'm taking it to work with me on Monday. I'm sure it will disappear quickly there.
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Postby kera09 » November 1st, 2009, 1:01 am

thats great!!!!
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Postby Malli » November 1st, 2009, 4:04 am

Oskie poskie went walking with Wes WHILE he lit off fireworks :D I've no idea how I got such a bomb-proof (no pun intended) dog but I love him! And in a weird way, I'm proud. He totally took the whole thing in stride, even enjoying the firecrackers.

As for the doorbell, I think Wes diconnected it :lol3:

At work the dogs went NUTS :rolleyes2:
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Postby CinderDee » November 1st, 2009, 4:08 am

That's fantastic! I didn't have one trick-or-treater but Kate wouldn't have heard the doorbell anyway.
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Postby TheRedQueen » November 1st, 2009, 9:07 am

How lovely! 8) Yea for the pit bull brothers! :D And their resourceful mom!

We had no trick or treaters, so the candy goes with me to Puppy Class on Wed. night to use as human reinforcers! lol
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Postby LMM » November 1st, 2009, 10:05 am

Great job boys!!!
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Postby BullyLady » November 1st, 2009, 1:42 pm

That's awesome Christine, you must be so proud of your boys!
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