Sunday, October 16, 2011

Monty, Super Genius!

Monty the Genius

We are continuing to take Monty to agility on Wednesday evenings, although we aren't meeting with the success we are hoping to have.  Monty will do okay on some things, but absolutely will refuse to try other things.  So far, we haven't found a treat or toy that will motivate Monty.  He has turned his nose up to cheese, hot dogs and even meatballs!  The past Wednesday, the instructors declared that it must be because Monty is a genius!  They believe we haven't hit on things that interest him yet, and are boring him with the basics!

Having said this, Monty has been looking at all his options, just in case he decided not to pursue a career in agility.  We've been getting all kinds of catalogs in the mail for him - MIT, Harvard, Yale... 

Hmmmm...  Where should I go?

I'm hoping Monty choses Harvard - that's my Alma Mater!


  1. Monty! No meatballs?! Really! Just to tick them off, seem interested in Yale! Just kidding...

    Hope there's better success this Wednesday!

  2. yes, he is a genius :)


  3. Harley,Marley and meOctober 16, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Have you tried bright shiny objects for his reward? Rumor has it, Monty really really likes diamonds not cubic zircona but diamonds

  4. Try something really stinky...some people use baby food, tuna, etc.
    Does he like toys? Maybe he would prefer a toy over food?

  5. Monty, Monty, Monty what's your mom going to do with you ... I can't believe you've turned down all those yummy treats ... don't rule out Princeton!

    All the best, Katie a westie mom

  6. At UC Berkley, no one cares if you're a dog! :)

  7. Maybe Monty should could try teaching the class! :-)!!

  8. Monty is a genius! Whatever his decision, he has a brilliant future ahead.

  9. Phantom is so not food- motivated either. He was a tough one in obedience class. But there was a little Corgi in the class who was always very responsive to a small squeak toy his human held and squeaked. Not sure if that would be allowed, but maybe worth checking.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  10. Monty, if you pick Harvard you can room with us (and we will take your share of the meatballs as rent).

    Tucker and Daisy

  11. Hi Monty,

    The sign of true genius - if I do say so myself. That Angel sister of mine Neve would lower herself to working for regular food, but superior intellects like you & myself much prefer toys or some human attention & praise.
    Get your momma to wave your favourite toy & give you a good game with it after you done your 'work'. Or hold out for the really good stuff like peanut butter & cat meat!!!

    Tail wags
    from Ruger

  12. My brother Hawk held out for braunschwieger when he was in obedience class!


  13. I guess York Khollege of Pawsylvania isn't in the running fur woo?


  14. Monty-
    That's what I tried to tell my mom when she wanted me to do the teeter see-saw thing in agility. I'm waaaay to smart for that!


  15. Monty Dude, They are sure taking theri time finding out what it is you want.

    Maybe you should give them a hint.


  16. I always knew Monty was a genius! :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  17. I don't blame you if you find agility boring. They tell you to jump the hoop, go through the tunnel, the weave and do it over and over again. You probably need some inspiration, no girl doggie in your class?

  18. MOnty, Monty, Super Genius? That was really awesome!

    It's all About Pet Fences | Dog Fence

  19. Peanut butter in squeeze packets. :)

  20. I am crazy for Devon! It's like hotdog meat though..

    What does Monty go crazy for at home?!


  21. Gosh, you're sure fussy about your treats, Monty. You're passing on some good stuff!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  22. Even George would do anything for cheese, meatballs, sausages and pretty much anything meaty, and he's a very fussy whippet!

    So, yeah, Monty must be a genius! That would explain why he can't be bought with food, and also the 'superior' look on his face...Harvard won't know what's hit them! :)

  23. Oh, that must mean I is a genius too coz there be stuff in advanced obedience I flat out refoosed to do. Like jump stoopid hurdles. You seen me jump giant logs? I don't need to jump no stoopid hurdles. (BTW, so glad to hear your mom also gets hiking owies - it be starting to get embarrassing taking my mom out hiking in public.)

  24. Oh he is a genius! He is holding out for prime rib :) Hang in there Monty!

  25. If treats aren't working try the lure of cash or women or fast for getting pros to sign! Monty just might not like the silliness of the rules...I loved the jumps and a-frame and walks, even the teeter-totter, but never understood why you would choose to crawl through the chute when you could just walk around it! And who decided that weave poles come BEFORE the hurdles?

  26. Monty, how do you do it?! You're my hero!

  27. Choose Harvard, Monty! Boston is a heck of a town!

    Your pal, Pip

  28. Come on Monty, send some smarts our way :)

  29. We bet he definitely gets into Harvard!!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  30. All those yummy treats refused? Monty what are you thinking of... we are sure you will do well.

    Pawscrossed for you on wednesday!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  31. Most definitely a genius! It took K many months to try some agility things, and, over that time, the harder I tried to convince her to try them, the more convinced she was that they were very scary. I learned to act totally nonchalant about all the obstacles, and then she was willing to try them...

  32. Of COURSE you're a genius! I can't believe it took them this long to figure it out!
    Play bows,
    PS: I got to meet a SWEETHEART of a Golden Retriever last week ( She was a doll -- I thought of you guys!

  33. We've known all along Monty.

  34. Clearly a dog of Monty's superior intellect shouldn't be forced to do mundane tasks such as agility.