Mischief Resolutions

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Today I’m going to highlight resolutions we are making in an attempt to curb some mischief around here.

jackandkobresolutionFirst, Jack resolves to practice his recall. He can be really good at it sometimes and other times I can be right next to him and it’s virtually impossible to get his attention without a poke in the shoulder. I know this is actually MY issue in that I’m not consistent or diligent with his training, so I have to resolve to spend more time with him working on his recall. We both take on this resolution.

Secondly, for Maggie, her mischief resolution is more basic.  She resolves to be MORE mischievous. Maggie is so fearful sometimes, she won’t try anything new. When she encounters something new – which is often, first she has to see if her brother Jack is doing it and even then, even after she watches him, if it is the least bit different, she gives up pretty easily. Just look at this little video of her with one of her xmas presents. She probably never had presents before so she really doesn’t know what to do with it. So, Maggie resolves to become more playful and maybe even a little mischievous in 2014



We are joining the Mischief Monday Blog Hop, but don’t forget our Resolve to Move Your Mutt Blog Hop where we are displaying our resolutions to Move Your Mutt (our your BUTT). Check it out and join – it’s open all week (linky list below).



The Monday Mischief Blog Hop is hosted by Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog and My Brown Newfies



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We are co-hosting this Hop with our friends from Keep the Tail Wagging, so be sure and check out their Resolutions – and everyone else in the Hop. And leave a word of encouragement – remember, together we RESOLVE to Move Our Mutts and to keep our resolutions!  


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  1. Here’s hoping there’s lots of mischief, then, for 2014! Maybe she’ll just need to unwrap more gifts throughout the year… you know… for practice 😉
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    • I was thinking about doing just that!
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  2. What a sweetheart! We had a retired German Shepherd police K-9 who had absolutely no idea how to play. It took a few months but he got the idea and enjoyed years of fun. I’m sure she will get into some mischief soon!
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  3. Good on you Maggie! I think we should all resolve to be more playful and a little bit mischievous in 2014 😉
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    • I agree…I could do with a little more fun myself!
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  4. I think those resolutions will be met. Poor Maggie’s arm bless her.
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  5. Awe she reminds me of Nestle (kitty) with her remote control mouse. I bet she gets the hang of the ball soon and here’s hoping she becomes more adventurous.
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    • She really doesn’t like to pick things up with her mouth – really odd for a retriever.
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  6. Wishing your home an evening out of the mischief 🙂 Maggie will get there and I have a feeling in my dog belly that a year from now you will be trying to curb her mischief…Mom always says to be very careful what you wish for!
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    • I know – I was a little worried about that, but decided seeing her have some real fun would be better!
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  7. Is Maggie’s leg doing better? Looks like that ball will be a lot of fun!
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    • She is doing much better, thanks. Started short 5 minute walks yesterday and she’s so happy to get out! Thanks for asking.
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  8. I think she’s looking for the treat !

    • Well, you’re right – there are treats inside, but she couldn’t quite figure out how to get them out.
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  9. hmmmm…..wish my girls would do a resolution on recall!! BOL
    Happy New Year to you!
    ((husky hugz))
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  10. I would like it if the dogs would resolve not to get sick/hurt in 2014 but that might be asking too much. I need to work on Mr. N’s recall too. He sometimes will blow me off to go say hi to another dog/person THEN will come back.

  11. Good luck with your resolutions!
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    • Thanks, you too. Can we add Dina to our Resolve to Move Your Mutt photo albums?
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  12. Of course- the little diva would love it!
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  13. I could use both those resolutions! But probably the second one more. Happy New Year Maggie and Jack! Cooper
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  14. Those are great resolutions! I especially love Maggie’s, and I hope she can succeed at that. More fun is good for everyone! We are working on our resolutions and hope to join in and share something this week.
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  15. I think Maggie’s resolution to do more mischief should also be Jack’s (forget the recall thing Dude, your Mom is trying to con you!) 🙂

    That video was so sweet, did Maggie start playing with it eventually?

    Happy New Year to all,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂
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    • Don’t encourage him Snoop…
      We put some treats in it and then she rolled it around and got the treats out…
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  16. Those sound like some great resolutions. 🙂
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