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Monday, March 08, 2010

Treat Dispenser

Tail wags, pups and kit-cats! It's me, Stormy ! So many of you seemed to enjoy my quick Golf Class a bit ago, that I thought I'd post another quick tutorial. This one is how to use a Treat Dispenser. Ready?

We all know where the treats are kept, don't we? At Ao4 HQs, we have an area of the counters dedicated to our stuff - to include treats! It's right ... here:

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Me... awaiting a treat

Go to that area and stare at the nearest biped. If it's in your repertoire, toss a little Sad Eyes Look or Harp Seal Look at him or her. Depending on how well your Treat Dispenser works, it may take some time. Stick with it, it's worth your while. I've got mine down to a mighty fine turn-around time: go to the cookie area, stare, and BINGO --

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Mmm... yummy!

That's one of the cookies our
sweet friend Mochi sent us. They're little and low-calorie. I think... yes ... I think I'd like another.

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Thanks, Mom!

Our treat dispenser works very well! Good luck with yours!

Tail wags,


  1. What a fantastic treat dispenser....you have trained it well. ;) Great sad eye look too! The trick I play is knocking at the door to pretend I have to go out....I go out, make a circle around the yard, then come back and stand at the treat jar awaiting my prize. hehehe! It worked until they got wise to my game and started watching me...I must come up with a new one. muhahahaha!


  2. I love the little bit of cross-eyed-ness that is going on too! That would surely win a third in our house!


  3. Great tutorial! Fine work you do Stormy...You have the eyes to get anything you want.

    Wags and Licks,
    Mollie Jo & Bobo & Foster Sibling Maggie Mae

  4. oh so sorry I have been missing! There have been "issues".

    Just wanted to say the treat dispenser is amazing, you really should patent it, a great discovery indeed!

    I think the problem with little and low calorie treats may be that you have to have a lot of them to fill you up ;0D which kinda defeats the low calorie farrago.

    Mucho love Marvin xxxxx

    pee ess I will comment on your other posts soon, I need to catch up with all your goings on since I have been Awol.


  5. Hi Stormy,

    Thanks for the tutorial. We should practice on the skill asap. Frappie seems to be the best acquiring treats from mommy. He's usually the one who gives the best sad eyes puppy face while standing on his hind paws. Hmmm... lets see if we can beat him next time. Thankies!

    -Mocha, Sugar & the Piappies

  6. Hey Stormy,
    GOOD JOB!!! Wowzers! Now YOU are a good actor hehee! You do those well-honed "looks" so furry well and obviously, super successfully! Pawsome! Now I'm gonna try!
    Hugs xo

  7. It takes time to train a treat dispenser to your own satisfaction.
    Glad you have been successful - we have ours coming along.
    We find the human males are easier to train than the females!
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  8. My treat dispenser works as well as yours, Stormy. While my technique just a little different. My treat box is at the end of the utility room, so when I come in from outside, I just stand across that doorway, and stare at the treat box. My Mom can't get past me unless she gives me a really good shove, and mostly she doesn't. She asks me what I want and opens the box. I can take whatever one I want, two or three times a day. Three is pushing it.


  9. Stormy, you have a wonderful "sad eye" look that would make anyone jump and get lots of treats for you!! You have "the look"!!! Holly has me trained...she knows exactly where the treats are on the counter, she stands there and just looks up at them, back at me, then up at the counter until I give in. You are great with the look though...I love it!!! Lots of love and more treats for you!! Debbie and Holly

  10. Woo - you must help in training our hu-dad. We do the sad eyes look all of the time and there are moments where he - brace yourself - ignores it and says we just ate. So what?

  11. Great method. It is important to have some kinda method. I will show you mine in a post in the near future. Zozo is just as content just getting ice. Sheesh. Youths.

    Paws and furrs,


  12. I really think your treat dispenser works well because she's had years of training from you, Stormy :)


  13. Beth keeps treats in her pocket and I always know if I am a good boy I will get one. I will have to try those sad eyes sometime instead of being good....

  14. You certainly have that all figured out. How could any human resist that face?

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  15. That is a fab tip and I will try it out right now.. Thanks Stormy.. Hugs GJ xx

  16. What a great tutorial Stormy! I will make sure to put it to good use...soon!!


  17. Stormy,

    You are most intelligent! My momma always makes me do tricks for a treat! I'm gonna try your method starting tomorrow. I think I can reform my momma in no time!

    Wags and Woofs,
    Mack and Mia

  18. Woos! Woo have trained your Mum and dad well! I have to start wooing for my treats sometimes...
    I need to work on that harp seal look!
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  19. That baby harp seal look is a winner. I am going to practice right now because I think our treat dispenser is broken.

    Maybe I can just make a mask out of your face for emergencies.


  20. Hi, Stormy!
    Hmmm... I guess my treat dispenser is broken!
    I stare at her with my sad eyes for a time like looks forever... and I get nothing!
    I am going to try again and I will tell you how it goes, ok?
    Kisses and hugs

  21. That was hilarious. What clever dogs they are, but you are even more clever for getting low calorie treats. Great idea. Those darn eyes always do the trick. Thanks again for the support with the job nonsense.

  22. I think it's time we go visit the treat dispenser hehehe

  23. That is a great tutorial Stormy! You've got your Treat Dispenser trained really well!

  24. Good job Stormy!! I have those same treats, but don't like them so well. I'm kind of picky...

  25. BOL! That last pic sure is a winner!!
    The flower cookies look too pretty to be chomped..!
    thanks for the tutorial, shall try it later with the mom-ster!


  26. hi stormy
    those look mighty deliciousness
    nom nom nom nom
    pibble sugars
    the houston pittie pack

  27. Hey there guys!
    You have a VERY FUNCTIONAL treat dispenser, I must say! Can we please send ours to you for repair...the button is faulty!?!

  28. Wow, thanks for sharing the tips...I am off to give it a try!

  29. WOW! That's a GReat lesson. We will have to meld that into our own usual routine we use around here. Our treat are also keep in a seperate cabinet section but it is way up high for obvious reasons.
    - TBH&K

  30. Oh Stormy! You're my idol! :) I can see you love those cookies as much as I do!


  31. I like to use the technique of staring at the treats and barking really loudly!