Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My Newest Trick: Petit Larceny

My next training goal is earning my Expert Trick Dog Title, so I've been learning some expert-level tricks.  One of my new tricks is called "pick-pocket pooch" in the book 101 Dog Tricks by Kyra Sundance, but my mom calls it the petit larceny trick.  (In Virginia, petit larceny is "larceny from the person of another of money or other thing of value of less than $5."  Mom says her bandana is worth way less than $5.  She also knows that she better not teach me the grand larceny trick.)

When mom is not looking, I run up and snatch her bandana from her back pocket.
(The cue for this trick is mom looking away from me.)

Sometimes I have to yank it pretty hard.

Got it!  (I suppose I shouldn't allow myself to be photographed with the evidence of my crime.)


  1. It's OK Garth. We know a good lawyer who might spring you from the jail.

    gussie n teka

  2. Uh-oh, Garth, my mom puts thieves in jail! I think I'd better hide this post from her...

  3. Ooh, Garth - this is very cool! Maybe we'll try it too! :-) Hsin-Yi has been feeling uninspired lately and not being able to find anything to teach me as a trick...but we may give this one a try! ;-) It is abit similar, actually, to a dance move I learnt ages ago - when I grab Hsin-Yi's sash around her waist and spin her out - so hopefully, I should catch on quickly! :-)

    Honey the Great Dane

  4. Oh that's awesome Garth!!! You are brilliant!