Monday, August 21, 2006

The Wiener Wonder Dogs

While we were off enjoying our trip in Canada, the little pups were off being trained at Atlanta Dog Trainer. They lived with a trainer, Stenelle, for 2 weeks and came back transformed! Here's a photo of them doing their "sit command:"

An added benefit of all of this training, one which I had not anticipated, is they will now stay in one place while being photographed. :)

And here's them doing their "down" command:

What good girls!

So maybe you're not as amazed as I am. In all truth, I was beginning to wonder if Bella could be trained. She seems to have a seriously short attention span. They told me she was definitely a challenge. But now, on command, they'll both sit, stay, down, come, get off people and couches with the command "off," and Hannah can even shake hands/paws! Susie, the owner of Atlanta Dog Trainer has even gotten Hannah to the point of being able to walk past other dogs without completely freaking out (barking, pulling, etc.) Plus, they worked on the barking issues, and they are both MUCH quieter since arriving home yesterday.

Of course, this is an ongoing process and we have daily work to do with these two to keep up their good behavior, as well as improve upon it. Needless to say, I'm quite pleased with the progress Susie & Stenelle made in only two weeks with our little weiner schnitzels.


  1. That is so funny - I have been emailing Susie and Ben and I are seriously thinking about sending one of our dogs there. Glad to hear you had such great results!

  2. Oh, my little Hannah looks like the picture of Dachshund perfection! Bella, well, Bella looks like she's about to burst out of her sit or flop onto Hannah, but not everyone can be as perfect as Hannie, can they?

  3. They are so cute! little angels...mine are passed rehabilitation, I'm afraid.