After your humans give you a bath, DON'T LET THEM TOWEL DRY YOU! Instead, run
to their bed, jump up and shake dry then rub yourself on the sheets. This
is especially good if it's right before your humans bedtime.
Act like a convicted criminal. When the humans come home, put your ears back,
tail between your legs, chin down and act as if you have done something really
bad. Then, watch as the humans frantically search the house for the damage they
think you have caused. (Note: This only works when you have done absolutely nothing
Let the humans teach you a brand new trick. Learn it perfectly. Then when the
humans try to demonstrate it to someone else, stare blankly back at the humans.
Pretend you have no idea what they're talking about.
Make your humans be patient. When you go out sniff around the entire yard as
your humans wait. Act as if the perfect spot will ultimately decide the fate
of the earth.
Draw attention to the human. When out for a walk always pick the busiest, most
visible spot to take care of business. Take your time and make sure everyone
watches. This works particularly well if your human has forgotten to bring a
When out for a walk, alternate between choking and coughing every time a strange
human walks by.
Make your own rules. Don't always bring back the stick when playing fetch with
the humans. Make them go and chase it once in a while.
Hide from your humans. When your humans come home, don't greet them at the door.
Instead, hide from them, and make them think something terrible has happened
to you. (Don't reappear until one of your humans is panic-stricken and close
When your human calls you to come back in, always take your time. Walk as slowly
as possible back to the door.
Wake up twenty minutes before the alarm clock is set to go off and make the humans
take you out for your morning walk. As soon as you get back inside, fall asleep.
(Humans can rarely fall back asleep after going outside, this will drive them