Monday, April 9, 2012


Mom has been working with me with the treat machine and  I'm making progress!  She told me that I need to stop being so lazy - the treats don't dispense by themselves.
My foot misses the bone lever a lot but I'm trying really hard!

Now for the action~

I'll keep working at it!   The cheerios are sure a nice reward!

My treat machine is called the Yuppy Puppy treat machine for all of you who would like to know.  

Love ya lots,


Cowspotdog said...

you will get there's a little handle for your big paw to aim at. Mom REALLY wanted to get me one of these...but she worried that as soon as I figured it out - I would stand there pressing it until I had ALL the treats out....what a spoil sport she is.

The Army of Four said...

Wowzers, Mitch! You're really smart!!! Way to conquer the treat dispenser! And YUM! I used to love Cheerios!!!
Play bows,

Bocci's Beefs said...

Mitch, you're so adorable working that machine-you're smarter than I am, buddy!

Jake of Florida said...

Looks like you've got it. "By George, he's got it!!!"

Yay, Mitch!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Winston said...

MITCH......your learning!!!

Mom bought me the same treat jar..butt...I just don't get it!!

your furiend,

Corbin said...

Woah! How'd you score that thing?! I want one!

3 doxies said...

Hahahaha...Oh my gosh dat was so cool! Call me kerazy but wouldn't it be a tad easier to has your mom push da lever? I guess dat would kinda defeat da whole purpose thpugh huh?
Well, I thinks you is doin' an awesome job with it.


snoopydogknits said...

Keep working at it Mitch. You'll get there! Ros

Anita said...

you sure are doing a great job there Mitch! Keep it up and get all those treats!
Bronson,Pepper, and Mum

Oreo said...

WTG Mitch, good job buddy!! We knew you would get it!! have a treat fur me too ok?


Ruby and Penny said...

Great job Mitch.
Love Ruby & Penny

Two French Bulldogs said...

That is so cool Mitch. You are one smarty pants. Mom wants to know where you got your treat machine
Benny & Lily

Finn said...

Wow, that is pretty darn neat! Enjoy!!

Remington said...

That is AWESOME! I need one of those!

Asta said...

Dawling Mitch
I hope you had a most wondewful Eastew wif youw sweet pawents
That tweet dispensew is cool, but I'm not suwe I would know how to wowk it. I think you'we vewy clevew
Smoochie kisses

Oskar said...

Mitch, I loved seeing the live action video! It's like your own personal slot machine!

Nubbin wiggles,

Gus said...

Wowser Mitch! You are pretty good at that. I think I will see if the muzzer will get one for me. I am veryberry food motivated, I could most probably learn that quick.

We will keep you posted. I may have to ask you to come and tutor me.


Ina in Alaska said...

Mitch got the hang of it pretty quick!! That was fun to watch.

If I had that at my house I can just see Toby and Halle getting right to it! And succeeding.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Mitch Mitch MITCH... THAT is just amazing. Your are super good at making the Cheerio Treats come out!! I think you are just Brilliant! You make it look soooo Easy. I Know it isn't though. I tried it once at PetSmart and I could NOT get one single thingy to come out.

HoooooooRaaaay fur YOU Buddy!!!

Dexter said...

Mitch! My momma is laughing at you! She says that she can see smoke coming out of your brains. Humph!

Seems to me like a lot of work and you are very clever.


Helen said...

That's a great treat machine. I'll bet Tucker would learn really fast, he always learns quick when there's food involved. You're doing real good, Mitch.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh we gots one of those but only 3 of our 10-pack nose hows to works it!

Good Job, Mitch!


Lorenza said...

You will master it very soon, Mitch!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

Wow, Mitch! I think you're a JEANYUS when it comes to operating that machine. I like how you were concentrating so hard and just WILLING those cheerios to come out of there. Good job!

Wiggles & Wags,

Unknown said...

Mitch that is really cool, Great Job!

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Inky and Molly said...

Hey Mitch, we got one of those machines for Christmas and we still can't work the bloody thing out! (Mind you, we have been away for 2 months and the thing never arrived before the end of Jan so all hope is not lost yet)
We tried everything, staring at it, staring at the pinkies, walking around it and tapping on the floor in front of it or just next to it. Molly also tried barking at it. So far - no go! We will keep trying... Let us know if you make any progress!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Mitch- you are cracking me and moms up!
Look at how smart you are!
You got it down!
Great job!

Angus said...

Wow ! What a great device . Does it stop you from eyeing the cookie jar ?

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Mitch, we think you are very clever to use that treat machine. It is the coolest thing we have seen. Keep on trying mate. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Teddy Bear said...

Mitch, you sure are getting it. Way to go!!! We love the video.:) And that is a very cool treat machine. We've never seen one before.

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Looks like your eye-paw coordination is improving. But it seems like a lot of work. We'd rather be served.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

The Black and Tans. said...

Well done Mitch but would it be quicker just to turn it upside down and give it a good Airedale shake? Just wondering. It certainly would dispense treats by the dozen then. :-)

bichonpawz said...

This is just the COOLEST thing ever!!! We need to get our mama to order this today...wonder if we could get a hold of her plastic card and order one without her knowing?? Great JOB Mitch!!! You ROCK at that treat thing!! Never tried Cheerios...think we will!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

parlance said...

Good on you, Mitch! Keep up the hard thinking. Now you've reminded me that Penny needs mental stimulation too, so I'm going to get out one of her puzzles right away.

Princess Patches said...

You're getting it, Mitchy Boy! My mom can see the wheels turning in your gorgeous head! Keep up the good work!


Unknown said...

You're doing great, Mitch! Keep pressing the bone down and you get your treats, you're so clever!

I'm wondering what Eva would do if she had one, I guess she would just stare at the treats and give me her doleful eyes and says,'Mom, can I have some treats, please?"

Keep the good work, I bet you can get all the Cheerios in no time!

Unknown said...

Mitch you are adoing a fantastic job, wow and you are so smart. Looks like we need to do some touch up training at our house now :)

Archie and Melissa said...

hi mitchy!
oh my goodness!
you are too cute for words!
r-chee's favorite treats are cheerios too!
shhh! don't tell him but i do not think he would not be able to master the treat machine. :)
you are so smart!
a & m

Beth said...

You certainly are talented, Mitch! Well done!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Mama is impressed you keep playing by the rules and try to work the lever. If we had one of those, we'd just rip it to pieces. Mama actually got us one of those board games where the hu-apes hide treats and you're supposed to flip levers and slide doors and stuff. We found it far easier to just attack it with our teeth and claws, even with mama sitting there trying to supervise. So we probably won't be getting one of those anytime soon. But we're glad you're enjoying yours.

Jed & Abby

Ziggy Stardust said...

Pawsome job Mitch! Wow that thing is so cool, I don't know if I could do it though, it looks pretty hard. You really got it going though and I love cheerios too.

Loveys Sasha

The Thuglets said...

whoo hooo...great machine Mitch. Well done on operating it!
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Sweet William The Scot said...

Mitch, the way you are concentrating on the globe if telepathy worked you would have all the treats. You are doing a great job Mitch.
Sweet William The Scot

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hey Mitch, that's a cool gadget that your mom and dad got you. We could use one of those here. But I bet that the shelties would just knock it over.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

That's cool! That looks like a great treat machine!

fromsophiesview said...

I'm gettin' me one of least the Dads are going to get it for me. Hope I can get it in Canada!

Wyatt said...

I would just roll that thing down the stairs until it breaks! Then I could have all the cheerios...but, that's just me!


Cassie said...

Good work Mitch! BabyRocketDog wouldn't even try to work our Yuppy Puppy treat machine for the first TWO years we had it. Hootie figured it out within the first day and had been the purveyor of treats all that time. Finally, this past summer I said enough is enough and kenneled Hootie up and as Baby whined and stared at the machine I looped a Merricks bone on the handle. She pushed it with her nose and from then on, she has worked the machine herself!! She was really a sissy about trying to make it work for 2 years...letting the Hootster do all her work for her. he he.

Niamh said...

Glad you kept up your practice Mitch. Ambrose would have given up long ago!

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Duncan said...

Big Paws .... little handle!!! Keep up the good work and thanks for introducing us to the treat machine. Is it too early to start my Christmas list????

KB said...

Mitch, That looks like so much fun. You are such a smart boy to figure it out!!!!! My dog R would probably love one (and become obsessed with it).

Anonymous said...

WHOA!!!! Great job there Mitch! I'd never figure that out. The bone is too high!

Aroo, Stuart

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Sue I am # 52 commenter, can you get to all these comments to answer with you working full time??????????????

Koobuss said...

Your very own treat machine! Mitch, you sure are a lucky dog.

I loved your video. You're a fast learner, especially when treats are involved.

I want one of those machines. Thanks for the link. My mom will check it out.

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

Unknown said...

Hi Mitch - I'm FINALLY catching up! :-) Oh - what a cool, cool toy!!!!! :-) I WANT ONE!! :-) I just loved that video of you working on it - that look of concentration on your face! :-)

My human is going to check out the link - thanks for sharing it! Although I wonder if they have it in Australia - we find that the shipping is so expensive from America & UK that it's often not worth it... :-( But we''ll check it out! I think I'd love it coz I love using my paws - am a very "pawy" doggie! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Stardust said...

GOOD BOY Mitchy! I just knew you can do it! Now you got me thinking of getting a machine for my baby! :P That's a lovely video Mitch, I enjoy watching you in action and I love the background music. ;)