Friday, October 23, 2015

Watch My #TrickorTreatDogs Smooch Me on Command and You Could Win Up to $1000 in Prizes!

Y'all! Jon Farleigh has a trick for you! And you know what else? We're giving away some dog crack (aka Jones Natural Chews Lamb Lung Puffs, provided by the company), because DOGS LOVE CRACK! Oh, and THIS!

dog cartoon graphic of Trick or Treat Giveaway blog hop

Because of our friends at Kol's Notes and Beagles & Bargains - hosting this first-ever Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop-of-its-kind - we get to not only direct you to nine other awesome blogs and trick-performing dogs, but nine other treat giveaways AND, each time you enter one of THOSE, you'll be entered into the drawing for one of three magnificent GRAND prizes! All total, worth over $1000! (Details to follow.) But first...

Who wants to see how I taught Jon Farleigh to "give a kiss" on command?!

Everyone?! OK, yay!

Jon Farleigh kissing child on nose in black and white
Note: Incorrect form. Tip: DO NOT do as I did to get this photo op.
Smearing peanut butter on one's nose is NOT a part of training this trick. 

How to Teach a Dog to "Give a Kiss" in 6 Steps
(as opposed to just randomly shoving his tongue into your face at all times)

Before you start:
If you want to try this at home, you'll need a dog who likes to lick you on the face, specifically the mouth (as opposed to your eyelids or nostrils, for example, because redirecting the tongue is beyond the scope of this lesson). If you don't like being licked on the face by a dog, then, well, please read the directions anyway; there's a quiz. ;)

Step 1. Wait to catch one's dog in a happy, but calm (tired), mood.

Jon Farleigh sitting and wearing mistletoe headband, with photo caption

Note
: Yes, Jon Farleigh is quoting Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind. And, yes, he's wearing mistletoe on his head. It's for effect, OK?

Step 2. Get within tongue-shot of his face in a non-threatening way (i.e., NO STARING into his eyes or anything; that's threatening).

Step 3. Pucker up and tell him (nicely) to "give a kiss."

Jon Farleigh, wearing mistletoe headband. sits staring up in face of girl, with photo caption

Step 4. Keep puckering and wait for him to take the hint.
Note: If he doesn't, maybe lick your lips or gently blow a puff of air on his nose (trust me, it works).

Jon Farleigh wearing headband eagerly licks girl on face, with photo caption

Step 5. Immediately after one's dog gives the kiss (but only if he waited for your command), say "thank you." DO NOT skip this step!

Step 6. Reward him using the PRAISE suggestions* below.
Note: I have never used a treat to reward Jon Farleigh for a kiss. Wouldn't want him to confuse my lips for a spot of beef liver (or lamb lung) or anything. (But a little lamb lung later on that evening, when you're not in the mood for kisses, will be JUST FINE!) 

* Suggested praise for "giving a kiss"

1) Squeal like a piglet with joy.
2) Use your baby voice and say, "Oh, who's the best doggy in the whole wide world?! for example.
3) Lavish large amounts of rubbing and scritching upon his furry self.

Caution: Squealing like a piglet might actually entice one's dog to lick even more, making it difficult to breathe without sucking his tongue into one's airway.

Result (after several repetitions of entire procedure over several days): One's dog can "give a kiss" when told to do so.

Important (personal) aside: Jon Farleigh will also give liberal kisses when not asked to, especially when I lie on the floor on my back, or put my face next to his on the couch/bed. My husband, incidentally, does not care for facial dog smooches, but that does not stop Jon Farleigh from surprising him (husband) with a frog-like lash to the cheek.

Jon Farleigh with conversation heart around neck looks up and speaks, with speech bubble effect
I think Jon Farleigh might be due for some continuing education. *sigh*

So, do you want to see Jon Farleigh in action? Check him out! (Totally unrehearsed, by the way.)

Just call him "Hot Lips" Cardigan (M.A.S.H. pun intended). ☺


To whom it may concern: Dewi is not a kisser (except for a few "fairy" kisses to the eyelids first thing in the a.m.). He is, however, an expert spooner.

Let's Talk About Doggy Crack and Giveaways for a Bit

We weren't compensated with free crack (puffs) or otherwise to say this stuff, y'all; my pets (and that goes for the dogs and half the cats) GO WILD for Jones Natural Chews Lamb Lung Puffs! And yes, it IS just about one of the grossest things imaginable to think about eating. That's OK, though. It's PURE, made in the USA (organ) meat. It looks like dehydrated, grilled portobello mushrooms (or a steak that's been run over by a truck), but it's light and easily broken into small pieces (really small pieces for cats) and they LOVE it. (Read my full review here.)

Four photos in a square of a Jones Natural Chews bag of Lamb Lung Puffs and corgis staring intently at the treats in a person's hand
Yum! (Oh wait, ew!)

I don't give it as a daily treat, because it's THAT good. Save that high-value crack for when you want your dog to do something GREAT! Like come when called, or walk on a loose lead, or not run out the front door when you open it. OR gift it to your dog (and/or cat) for the holidays! (Ahem.)

And right on time, I'm giving away a whole 8oz. bag (provided and shipped by Jones Natural Chews)! Residents of the U.S. and Canada are eligible!
(Tip: Like Jones Natural Chews on Facebook and Twitter to be among the first to know about the latest deals!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Did you enter? Yay! I hope you win, but that's not all! Each entry into my treat giveaway earns the entrant one chance in the GRAND PRIZE drawing (one of three grand prizes, actually, including a Peanuts Halloween Train from Lionel Trains). And because this is a blog HOP giveaway, you can enter to win a different treat prize each day during the contest period - at each participating blog. ALL of those entries count toward the grand prizes too!

Check out all the prizes and participants! For blog hop/giveaway details, be sure to visit the event page at Kol's Notes

Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop dog cartoon graphic in poster size, including logos of all blogs and brands participating

Bonus Trick!

I call it the Dewi or "Crack" Dance. Dewi taught himself how to do it. ☺


Bobby Flay O'Fish cat swatting paw at a Jones Chews lamb lung puff on counter
A lung for me? Yes, please!

Parts of the "Give a Kiss" procedure were previously published

63 comments:

  1. That's such a cute trick! Great job!

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  2. We learned this. Mom says give me a little kiss and we do, BOL
    Lily & Edward

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  3. My dogs favorite trick is giving me a kiss goodbye and goodnight. Or if I say who wants to give mommy a kiss and they come running, They love giving kisses. I stated this when they were puppy and I was going to work and they would give me the sad eyes. So I would say kiss goodbye ad hug them.

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  4. well....she really just knows how to sit. but she is SO GREAT AT IT!!

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  5. Coco likes to "shake" and also give "kisses". I think those are her two favorite tricks.

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  6. Ahahaha love your post! It makes me really want a Corgi again!

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  7. Sampson does this VERY well, and Delilah is slowly learning. All I have to do is look to Sampson and say, "Give me a kiss-kiss" and he does. Husband on the other hand asks for "smoochies" and he rarely gets those. I keep telling him...but does he listen, no. LOL

    Great job Jon Farleigh and great job mom!

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  8. We love giving surprise kisses to unsuspecting humans. Kisses and hugs are the best! Good job guys!

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  9. My dog's favorite trick is to convince people to give her treats. She even got several non-dog owning neighbors buying treats for her.

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  10. Nala's best trick is looking cute because even though she doesn't listen she still gets a treat.

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    1. My dog favorite tricks is hiding his bones

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  11. My pack all know how to sit. My Kyoko is the only one who gives kisses.

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  12. Mr. N really likes to give high fives. He gives kisses but we haven't formally trained it yet.

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  13. Dex is the king of kisses but I think Jon gives him a run for his wigglebutt money here - love the step by step, too!

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  14. Shiloh's favorite trick is spinning (my favorite is when he puts his toys away!). Wager's favorite is backing up.

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  15. No kisses allowed in this house! Our boy shakes instead.

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  16. Aww, there's nothing as cute & lovable as doggie kisses!!!

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  17. P.S. Doggie kisses are one of our favorite tricks as well. The pups also love to roll over - currently working on teaching my boy Buzz to fetch me a beer from the fridge. So far, we've mastered the fridge door opening part!

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  18. My dog spins for a treat. He then sits and catches a treat that I throw.

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  19. my dogs favorite trick is to shake. I know that's such a simple one, but I taught him to shake with a fist because I had a treat in there and now he knows it so well and hes always so proud of himself when he gives me a fist pound :)

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    1. this comment is by allison hoffman, not sure why it says "unknown!"

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    2. Thank you! Blogger can be dumb sometimes. :)

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  20. I think my dog, Tonya's, favorite trick is Jump through arms, speak, spin, or wave. We entered through an "Amie De" Facebook account.

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  21. Our dog's favorite trick is to speak.

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  22. my oldest fav trick it to rollover and shake with both hands, and prance, high stepping

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  23. I haven't attempted to teach Harley any tricks, yet. She was a rescue so we were concerned with teaching her basic things like her new name. :-) Thank you for quoting Gone with the Wind in they way it should be quoted!

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    1. Anytime! Any day I can quote GWTW related to my pets is a good day! ;)

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  24. not sure of fave trick but he kisses my nose (not all over face).

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  25. Just today my one dog grabbed a second toy in his mouth along with the ball he had been fetching. It was so cute!

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  26. My dogs tell me when its time for a treat. The older one makes a funny sound and leads me to the treats when I say 'show mommy'

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  27. Diamond's favorite trick is sitting up.

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  28. I can do commando crawl! It's my best trick. I like learning new ones! Might have to learn the kissing one!

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  29. Blueberry's favorite trick is to catch treats I throw at her. I have to admit that I love it when the treat hits her nose and it bounces back to me - it's a little like Ping Pong with freeze-dried blueberries. I should capture this on film, but have yet to do so.

    Love their cute tricks! The best tricks are usually the ones they create themselves, aren't they?

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    1. Yeah, because they know those are the ones we can't resist (mostly)!

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  30. Our dog's favorite trick is to roll over.

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  31. Piper's favorite trick is touch. She is learning to sit up. Penny has declared tricks are beneath her dignity. She will sit up for peanut butter though.

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  32. My dog loves to bark on command (and sometimes not on command).

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  33. My dog loves to sit on command for a treat.

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  34. My doxie's favorite trick is to dance on his hind legs!

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  35. my dog gets shot and plays dead like a champ!

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  36. I love it! All of the dogs will most of the time give kisses on command, but I never really trained them to do so in an organized way. I just stick my face in theirs and they get the idea! Luke is the most generous with his, and he likes to give hugs as well to go with them!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. My dogs mostly do it spontaneously, too. :) But I love that I can get JF to do it on command (for those times when I need it more than he does). :)

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  37. If I ask Ruby for a hug she gives the best doggie hugs ever!!!

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  38. One likes to push the other to lead the direction!

    billiondollarprincesss @hotmail.com

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  39. We love to 'dance!' same email but @Hotmail.com

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  40. Favorite trick is hide the remote.

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  41. Layla is a big smoocher and wears a tag saying : If you can read this I will lick you BOL

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  42. My dog's loves to walk upright and beg for treats.

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  43. My three beagles best tricks are cuddling in the morning and at night and being so cute that I can’t help but love them during the day when they are digging holes and arooing at the squirrels in the yard.

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  44. My dogs love to shake hands its their favorite thing to do .

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  45. THANK YOU ALL SOOO MUCH for reading and watching and entering the giveaway! I LOVED reading your favorite tricks comments, too! Wish there was a video upload option, because I'd love to see them all in action! The giveaway ends in a few hours. Good luck! I'll announce the winner of the Jones Lamb Lung Puffs on my Facebook page and twitter. The winner will also get an email (and the winner's name will appear on the Rafflecopter widget once it is chosen).

    Hope you'll all subscribe to and keep reading the blog! More giveaways are coming, too! ☺

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  46. My dog's best trick is probably to shake :)

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  47. Shaggy loves to give kisses, it's hard to get him to stop and his favorite trick is fetch.

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  48. My dogs both love "sit" because they know a treat is coming!

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  49. My dog's favorite trick is rolling over. She'll do it for a treat.

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  50. CONGRATULATIONS to Mary Johnson, the winner of the Jones Natural Chews, Co. lamb lung puffs! For a complete list of winners, including for the grand prizes, check out this article at Kol's Notes! http://kolchakpuggle.com/2015/10/trickortreatdogs-winners.html

    Thank you again to everyone who watched Jon Farleigh give kisses and entered!

    P.S. I have another big giveaway coming up soon on the blog!

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