Hi everyone I just wanted to share this funny story...
My dogs sleep in the bed with us (all you naysayers just hush we like it! to each his own ok?)
anyways, the Beagle (Galoot) likes it under the covers, the Corgi (Pengu) likes it above. Galoot freaks out if anyone climbs on her while she is sleeping under the covers.
Before Pengu came if a kitty climbed on her she would start barking wildly out of a deep sleep and scare the crap out of the kitties. (yes we let the cats sleep with us too if the mood strikes them) Anyways, one time Pengu was all sleepy and changed positions on the bed in the middle of the night and she stepped on the barking mine that is Galoot under the covers. It scared her so bad she was shaking!!
That is a big deal for Pengu 'cause she is bossy, tough, alpha girl! So ever since then if Pengu wants get on the bed in the middle of the night she stands on the chest at the end of the bed and whisper barks to wake me up.
This so funny 'cause when I was a kid I would do the same to my mom.. It's like..."mom..3 seconds...MOM...3 seconds...MOM!...mom, are you awake?" She does exactly the same using a whisper bark. I can't get her to whisper bark ever!!!
Anyways then I have to pull all the covers over so she can see the sheet and make sure Galoot is not there before she will get on the bed. She won't climb on the covers even if they are totally smooth and flat until I lift them up and she can see the coast is clear. GOOFBALL! It is such a funny thing to wake up in the middle of the night her looking at me like "is it safe?"
Anyways, that's my story thanks for letting me share..
By the way, how do you teach whisper bark on command?