You might have noticed that my humans are pretty easy goings about most things.
Sure, they starteds out with this crazy idea that they were going to have the best traineds dog ever and I was going to listen to everything they told me like a robot. But they soon learned betters. They realised that if they wanted a really, really obedient doggie, they shouldn’t have got a Terrier, ’cause us Terriers are stubborn and smart and we thinks for ourselves. And then they realised that they didn’t really cares, because they wanted a doggie, not a machine!
So we workeds hard at learning the really importants stuff, like not runnings away and coming back and stayings and leave its. But they don’t much cares about the other stuffs, like sittings forever or not barkings at all and stuff like that.
Now I’m olders, I admits I’m even more stubborns than I used to be and I likes to sniff even more, because I don’t feel like playings that much. So, just between you and me, I does sometimes ignores the humans on purpose by pretendings I can’t hear them. The humans just tries to spoil your fun sometimes and I just get fed up with it and ignores them. Since the humans are easy goings, they sometimes let me ignores them.
BUT.. My number one human has this special voice she only uses when she really, really means it and when she uses that voice, I better listens. My human has never hit me, or even shouteds much (she knows she shouldn’t shout at all, but she’s only a human and they sometimes gets annoyeds just like us doggies!). But when she uses that voice, I know she means it and if I don’t listens she’s not going to be happies. And I really, really don’t likes it when people aren’t happies with me! So when she uses that voice, I has to come or leaves it or whatever she wants. The human doesn’t use it very often, so I know when I hears it that it means whatever she wants me to do is pretty importants and I better listens.
The voice often comes out when we’re at adoption days and stuff and I decides I don’t likes a dog I meet and wants to tell him off (it’s nearly always boy dogs I don’t likes!). The human is a meanie and will never let me teach other doggies manners, it’s not fair! She says it’s not nice and I could gets hurt if the other doggie decides to teach me manners back! (She knows when I’m teaching manners, I only makes a lot of noise, but she says some people and doggies don’t realises that.) So she always uses that voice and makes me go sit in my tent to get me away from the other doggie. The big meanie, but I got to listen ’cause that voice means business.
She also uses it when I get too far ahead of her and has to stop to wait ’cause we’re coming near places where there might be cars and to stop me rollings or eating stuff. I hates that voice ’cause I always have to listen… But she always tells me that I’m a good doggie afters when I do listens, so it’s not so bad I guess. And I’d rather hear that voice sometimes than never be alloweds to do anything in the first place!