• Kate

    After watching the Japanese video, I would imagine that what the woman is saying to the dog is what American dogs hear when their owners speak to them, and Japanese dogs probably hear English.

  • http://www.randomandodd.com Kristine

    i love chuck. dear lord. if i could just watch this video everyday i wouldn’t need zoloft!

  • http://www.ranitngsinred.com coffeygirlb

    Ok, maybe I need to get out more but that was the coolest thing i’ve ever seem. Had he not licked at one point I would have thought that you guys finally took advantage of the taxidermist next door. HOW did you train him to be so patient?

  • http://www.boobyfish.blogspot.com Heather

    Chuck is a wonder dog. Talk about nerves of steel. I heart Chuck!

  • http://www.canipanicnow.blogspot.com Panda

    My first lab was very good at holding one treat on her nose. My second lab never understood the point. She kept taking her nose out of my hand and reaching for the treat.

    “Hey, stupid! My mouth is down HERE!”

    I haven’t tried this with my new lab puppy. I just know it would end badly.

    You guys are definitely “Dog Whisperer: Utah, season one”!

  • hokie

    That’s impressive! Any secrets? Both of my monsters have been through countless classes and we still can’t put anything on their heads without them eating it in one nanosecond.

  • Kim Carter

    I am sure you have heard of oolong (http://www.syberpunk.com/cgi-bin/index.pl?page=oolong)?

  • http://winecat.typepad.com winecat

    Max would have started flicking his right ear on one, treat gone on 2. Not eaten mind you, because it’s not a hot -dog, just gone

  • http://lithemama.blogspot.com lithemama

    pavlov has nothing on this canine

  • http://cauri.wordpress.com Cauri

    How on earth does he stay so still??
    What a little sweetheart =)

  • http://www.dominocat.co.uk domino

    it’s 2am and I can’t sleep, so I’m on the internet, laughing like a LOON and trying desparately not to wake my husband up in the process.

    Please tell me you gave him a piece of jerky as a treat!

  • http://mom-o-matic.blogspot.com/ Mom O Matic

    Sigh. We used to balance rawhides on our Golden’s nose and he would go cross-eyed with frustration. Good times.

  • http://www.dooce.com Jennifer in Ohio

    I love it. Chuck rules. I’m surprised he was able to restrain himself for that long.

    Btw, I love today’s daily pictures. Especially the one with the old fashioned street light. I wish we had those here.

  • http://chaithere.blogspot.com AndreaBT

    Oh, what a well-trained dog, poor thing! :) I love how you can’t even see his eyes by the end…and that you have to tell him “OK!” several times before he’s sure you really mean it.

  • http://www.kellieswords.typepad.com Kellie Sullivan-Herring

    ok, no take backs, I love you.

  • signot

    LMAO! Chuck is awesome. If my dog thinks he may have seen me with a treat a mile away, he tackles me.

  • phyl

    I absolutely love Chuck to pieces meeses. He obviously has a great sense of humor! We adopted a Black Lab/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix from a shelter when he was about 3 or 4. He loved to play tricks on us, but I don’t think he would put up with the stuff you pull on Chuck. Heather, you are great and Leta is absolutely adorable. If you ever are in Illinois with Chuck, please e-mail me so I can give you my address and you can stop by. We live on 2 acres with a creek running through our backyard and I think Chuck would really enjoy running around here. You’re awesome!

  • Victoria Winters

    SO MEAN!

  • http://www.baggermania.com/babyblog/ lisa

    That is the most impressive display in self-control I’ve ever seen. Does Chuck have a self-help video I can purchase?

  • wrensuicide

    I love that you had to say “okay” that many times before he believed you that it was actually “okay”. ^__^

  • http://www.amandarin.net amandarin

    Also, the most patient dog on the internet.

    Yay Chuck!

  • http://www.missingmojo.blogspot.com Sally

    What, no frozen lasagna balanced atop his head?

  • Amy

    When I saw the Japanese video earlier today I immediately thought of Chuck. I knew he could do it. But I do think you get a handicap with the treats. The ones the other dog had were much easier to stack.

    Love how he didn’t flinch when you put them in front of his eyes.

  • http://www.puppytoes.net Joanne

    Wow, Chuck is absolutely amazing – handsome AND talented! Cesar Milan’s dogs are probably envious!

  • http://wackymommy.org/ Wacky Mommy

    Chuck, Chuck, bo-buck, you are the greatest dog (next to Wacky Dog). Love from your fan club.

  • welikeike

    yay, Chuck! Show those wacky japanese that americans can do it, too!

    And thank you, Heather, for pointing that video out. I’d caught a screengrab of it but never bothered to find out what it was all about.

  • http://www.gingermog.com gingermog

    Thank you. This video has put a great, big, fat smile on my face before going to work :D

  • http://emigratingimmigrant.blogspot.com Bea

    Oh chuck, i love your hard-working puppy heart. I’m so impressed with how hard you worked at waiting – and then didn’t want to believe it when those precious ‘ok puppy’ words were whispered to you. You deserve every lip-smackingly delicious jerky bite.

  • Cati Basmati

    Most of the time, when I tell other people to check out your website, it is because of something hilarious you did to the poor dog. Keep going!

  • http://bellybuttonbugs.blogspot.com bellybuttonbugs

    That is one well trained and obedient dog. Now I see what the fuss is about!

  • http://www.cosmicopia.org Cosmic Girl

    Wow what a patient, trusty dog, so sweeeet. I cant believe he sat there for at least 60 seconds after you said ‘ok’. Unfortunately havnt got a dog to practice on. Maybe I’ll try it on my husband with green and blacks chocolate.

  • http://kfarmer@blogspot.com Kfarmer

    Thanks for the good morning laugh- :)

  • Heather

    Well, thank you so much. Now my boys want a dog. They are still laughing and I think that I have played it about four times for them now! So, again, thanks so much!

  • http://kimba-bremen.com kim from germany

    OMG that’s the cutest thing EVER. he certainly trusts you guys 150% and loves you enough to keep still while you stack (for him) awesome smelling goodies on his head. he wasn’t even in a hurry getting it off his head :)

  • http://theselittlemoments.blogspot.com/ Molly

    What a good boy! My big Newfie would never sit still for that. For peanut butter, however….

  • KDog

    Oh intolerable cruelty!!! But why am I laughing til I cry?

  • http://www.kirala.typepad.com marian

    So much better than the Japanese one! Chuck is the valedictorian of chicken jerky balancing. He didn’t even drool. That’s love.

  • Scott Murdoch

    It’s good that the snapshot for the movie doesn’t show the final height of the tower you managed to build on his head. I was cracking up when it was obvious he couldn’t even see anymore! Great post.

  • http://smoness.livejournal.com/ smoness

    Oh, this had me laughing my ass off! Thanks for this, what a great way to start my Thursday morning! =)

  • http://www.monkeythoughts.com monkey

    Your dog has the patience of a saint. You are wise to take advantage of this rare trait!

  • Ktkat

    ROFL! I almost woke up the baby cuz I was laughing so hard. His little FACE… he’s like zombied out because he can’t believe you keep putting MORE jerky on his head! And it even covers his eyes! And then he just sits there after you say “okay” like he’s clearly had to go to his happy place to avoid the temptation of all that jerky. HA HA HA!!!

    OMG… thanks for the laugh today Heather.

  • Candice

    You have been so blessed with a dog like Chuck, Heather. I just tried that with my dog, and she freaked out and peed on the carpet…

  • http://dooce.migrantroo.com minxlj

    Chuck never ceases to amaze me, most of all with his neverending patience. I’ll bet he was just dying to fling all that jerky on the floor and scoff the lot!! (although after seeing the spaghetti-round-the-floor video, I just know he wouldn’t stop at 16 piece of jerky…)

    Yay Chuck!

  • http://spaces.msn.com/mfflood Mary Frances

    Wouldn’t it be great if human beings could use the same kind of self restraint and patience? You are a fine example Chuck.

  • http://www.CadensCastle.com Donny

    Do you tell him how cute the Internet thinks he is? Make sure to tell him we all think he’s a very good boy, and that we send him cyber treats!

  • Gator Wreslin’ Mama

    HAHA! When I saw the article about the Japanese stacking things on their dogs’ heads, I instantly thought of you and Chuck, don’t ask why!!! Thanks for sharing that entertaining video with us. WOW! Now my autistic son asks every day “Where is Chuck?” I have to tell him, “He’s in Salt Lake” so now my son thinks we’re related (because all my in-laws are in Salt Lake and son asks about them daily)! HA!

    Side note to Chuck: Good doggie!

    Jody in Mississippi (Damn Yankee livin’ in the South)

  • http://tim-o-rama.blogspot.com tim

    I think he was waiting for even more jerky to be piled up.

    “Hmm, I wonder how much jerky I can get this silly woman to give. If I stay still, maybe she’ll forget to stop!”

    I’m just hoping that some day you DON’T have a video of seeing how many Elmo’s you can stack on Leta… but I am willing to watch a Jon/clog stacking video if available.

  • http://beadingatthebeach.blogspot.com/ beadbabe49

    and your comments are in between aristotle and john armstrong…pretty good company!

  • http://www.ponderethereal.com Carrie

    No wonder he hides in the basement.

  • http://thejoyof.blogspot.com thejoyof

    I have dog envy. Wilbur will sense this…