• http://www.poopandboogies.com William

    Those poor Chicken Jerky’s

  • http://kinkish.org Joy

    Daymn. Chuck is the dog world’s zen master. I want a clone!

  • http://everymoment.org tray

    i love how he’s so concentrating on not moving that when you say ‘ok’ it’s almost like he fell asleep….

  • http://www.chocklate.blogspot.com/ Meepers

    As I said to one of my “cogs” (dog-like cats) “Fynn, you are SO. LUCKY you’re a cat. If you were a dog, I’d do stuff like this to you all the time.”

    Chuck is such a great dog – if you guys could patent the “Chuckish Hound”, you’d be golden. Leaving you to blog daily, take gorgeous photos and tend to Leta…wait a minute – you’re already doing it!

    Tell Jon I hope he’s feeling better soon.

  • http://fishygirl.typepad.com FishyGirl

    What a great dog! Such discipline. My kids have watched that 3 times – think it’ll teach them anything? Or do I have to put, say, chocolate chip cookies on their noses? Thanks for making my day!

  • http://www.chocklate.blogspot.com/ Meepers

    As I said to one of my “cogs” (dog-like cats) “Fynn, you are SO. LUCKY you’re a cat. If you were a dog, I’d do stuff like this to you all the time.”

    Chuck is such a great dog – if you guys could patent the “Chuckish Hound”, you’d be golden. Leaving you to blog daily, take gorgeous photos and tend to Leta…wait a minute – you’re already doing it!

    Tell Jon I hope he’s feeling better soon.

  • radiantsun

    I hope he got to eat all of those slabs of hard jerky after he was done. My favorite part was when you said “o.k” and he was like “I wonder if she means it” and still wouldn’t eat the jerky.

  • http://www.snickrsnack.com Snickrsnack Katie

    That was seriously the funniest video I have ever seen. I love how you would put your hand out to motion for him to stay still, even when he couldn’t see you through the treats. And then when he just put his head forward to release all that weight. That was perfect.

  • http://www.meretrice.com Meretrice

    Wow, Chuck is amazingly patient. My childhood dog, Stormy, would tolerate having one Milk-bone balanced on his schnauz and then would toss it in the air and catch it in his mouth. It never occurred to us to try more than one. :)


  • http://www.susannaloewy.com Curly Su

    That’s amazing. Really. I have the smartest, best dog in the world (sorry, Chuck), but she’d never put up with that. Don’t ever worry about how your parenting is going, because if you can train a dog to do that, you can train Leta to do anything!

  • Katrinka Bobinka

    WhosaGoodBoy! OhWhatAGoooooodBoy! GooooooodChuck! GooooodBOY! GooooodDog!!!

  • textilesdiva

    That moment where he didn’t move after you said ‘okay’?

    He hadn’t come out of the trance he had to put himself into in order to obey you.

  • statia

    I’m dying over here. You should have just gotten out the steaks and the frozen chicken. He’s definitely got a lot of patience.

  • womanrat

    What a sweet, patient, loving dog. Seeing that made me want to squeeeeeze him in a hug. I understand now why you love him so much and were totally bereft in Amsterdam at the thought of losing him.

  • http://di@redefining.org di

    Thanks for the first laugh I’ve had today! Too funny!

  • http://www.paintingchef.com PaintingChef

    best. dog. ever.

  • doodlepie

    Love that zen-like concentration and control.

  • SurprisingWoman

    He is sooo cute! And he didn’t have a cheering section the way the other did either. He totally could have beaten that cute black doggie’s record.

    Darling, darling.

  • happy

    Remember when we were kids, every family always had something that they would always do a certain way. And never realized til years later, that nobody else did it that way.

    Chuck..”You mean your folks just hand you a treat??? You don’t have to wear it first? What about hats? How about heels or clogs?!! OK, is there a union I don’t know about.

  • http://www.afunkdiddy.blogspot.com onegirlmanyideas

    yeah, its funny now, but when’s chuck’s down in the basement he’s actually writing his world domination manifesto. parts of it have been leaked onto the internet, and from what i’ve seen… let’s just say he’ll be having the last laugh. ;)

  • seppukuqueen

    How do you get your dog to be so well behaved?

  • tigerlily

    Hehe, best dog ever! I love that he needs to be reassured a few times that it’s ok to get the treats. Are you sure? Are you sure now? Really, are you sure?

  • Mack’sMom

    Watching that makes me so very depressed…

    I have a LONG way to go with Ozzy, our six month old black lab. The other night I was so proud to get him to lay down using a specific hand motion (and no, not the one your thinking of…but that might be good for other things!)

  • Trinity

    That was blooming hilarious. I can’t believe he didn’t even budge…or move his eyes at all. He was staring straight ahead with such intent. What a good dog…my dog goes apesh*t if I even *look* in the direction of the kitchen (where the treats are hidden). Thanks for sharing that.

  • Mack’sMom

    seppukuqueen …I think Heather is sharing her meds with Chuck!

  • http://tiggerlane.blogspot.com Tiggerlane

    I feel jilted. At least the Japanese-dog-torture-lady annoyingly announced EVERY SINGLE TREAT as she placed it on his head!! Where is that sweet Southern Heather-twang?

    Okay…to be honest, the “Okay, Puppy” part was so cute that it totally made up for that. And made up for me nearly peeing my pants, as I laughed at BOTH videos.

    I still think Chuck is a Muppet. And dog people are the BEST!

  • http://www.madnessmadnessisay.blogspot.com liv

    Chuck is truly the wunderhund! Such restraint like that which I have never witnessed in myself!

  • http://prozac-mommy.blogspot.com NuttyDutty

    You should go on the road with that act!

  • http://crankymonkeys.blogspot.com liinajb

    OMG! How cruel :)

  • http://www.billygean.co.uk Billygean.co.uk

    What the fuck is jerky? It looks like ears.

    I love Chuck. Did he eat the whole lot in one go?!


  • http://jenandtonic.ca jenB

    thank you. i just urinated in my capris.

  • http://eyesaverted.blogspot.com/ Wicked H

    Uh hello…Hardest Working Former Congressman. Makes the others pale in comparison.

    Bravo Chuckles!!

  • san

    people are strange. LOL

  • Franca

    the question is: did he get to eat them all afterwards? if he did, good for him! if he didn’t, that’s just torture, woman. but funny torture for sure.

    i have to say i’ve never seen a dog keep his head that still for that long. absolutely amazing.

  • http://www.roguephotography.blogspot.com roguephotog

    Oh my goodness! Very impressive. He sure earned that treat.

    My cat is so impatient she usually has her head in the bowl before I’m done dumping her food in.

  • http://www.avocado8.com/blog/ Lori

    Blinded by chicken jerkey! Could Chuck be any CUTER??

  • OneBabyMama

    Forgive me if this has already been mentioned before (didn’t read through all the comments)…but do you know the site http://www.stuffonmycat.com?
    I think you should do a dog one. And wow, is Chuck a patient one! *giggle*

  • http://parallelfirst.blogspot.com Parallelfirst

    My favorite part?

    When you put the second and third piece of jerky on his snout, he closes his eyes. As if to say, “well, folks, if you’re going to block my vision, I may as well submit.”

    So adorable.

  • http://www.teensleuth.squarespace.com TeenSleuth

    Chuck is a Jedi.

  • cardshoppegirl

    oh thank you, Heather! thank you, Chuck!

  • labyrinthos

    Sweetest, most hilarious example of “animal cruelty” ever. I want a Former Congressman of my very own.

  • http://outtamymindwithworry.blogspot.com margalit

    Chuck is a beautiful, well-trained, patient dog with soulful eyes.

    You, otoh, are mean. That was just too hard to watch. The poor pup. How can you tease him like that and not feel badly? He’s such a good dog.

  • http://blancheflower.blogspot.com Leask

    Awesome, that’s impressive! One of my dogs isn’t quite bright enough to train and the other one has no inhibition regarding foods, possibly due to how abused he was by his former owners, so I’m especially impressed.

  • gabip

    Worlds most tolerant dog! However, I would sleep with one eye open from now on ;~)

  • http://hmft.blogspot.com strawberrygoldie

    I am clapping with sheer glee and announcing, to no one…


  • KookieDangerous

    Such trust, such love, such striving. You realize, don’t you, that you’ve created another Valedictorian? The love showered on such an achiever must be glorious. I wish I were Chuck!

  • http://dailypiglet.blogspot.com/ Piglet

    Thank you for providing my family our meal time entertainment :) Having a dog myself, I understand the complexity of doing what you did.

    I’m thinking that you could hook up with the Dog Whisperer as a team. That’s raw talent I say.

  • mossage

    This video is hilarious! I died when you finally covered up his face with the jerky, and he just sat there… and how he didn’t seem to want to believe that you were actually done. “Uh we’re, done? You sure? Ummm okay.”

    He’s such a pro!

  • Jenn

    He’s just too cute! What a great pup :-)

  • Smacky

    I love you guys.

    It was great how you had to keep saying, “Okay.” louder and louder until he finally obeyed. :D