The Play Dead & Yawn Tricks

My cute golden, Chester managed to master 2 additional new tricks. He is capable of performing the regular ‘Play Dead’ trick (legs and paws up in the air) and a more difficult ‘Yawn’ trick at our command.

How did I teach him to ‘Play Dead’? Actually this is quite simple. Chester loves to lie on his back with his legs and paws up in the air especially when he is sleeping or after he comes into the house from a walk outside. Naturally he knows how to execute ‘Play Dead’ minus the trick name. Hence every time when he performs the ‘Play Dead’ pose, we tell him sweetly “Chester play dead, GOOD BOY!”. Using a little bribe (treats) and countless praises, Chester managed to ace that trick in a week or so.

I took a longer time to teach him ‘Yawn’ or should I say it took Chester a long time to open his ‘lazy’ mouth? Whenever he yawns, we tell him sweetly “Chester yawn, GOOD BOY!”. I must have repeated the word ‘Yawn’ say 100 times but every time he refused to yawn for me. Then one day, he really did ‘Yawn’ for me. I rubbed my eyes several times in disbelieve. Was it a pure coincidence? I commanded him to ‘Yawn’ again the next day and the next and the next and every time I really thought it was just a coincidence. Then one day I realised that my dog is really GENIUS and I’m a umphh… stupid a**hole! 😀

When he performs the ‘Yawn’ trick, it really looked like a MIRACLE to me because he does it wholeheartedly. ❤

Chester gave me a bonus the other day. He performed ‘Play Dead’ and ‘Yawn’ both at once. Awwwww… Oh yes he’s a master of merging tricks. He can bow, do a ‘shortcut’ shake your bon-bon, sit, high 5 all in just a few secs.

Shake your bon-bon is a trick where Chester will wiggle his body. A ‘shortcut’ shake your bon-bon is when Chester flaps his ears and head only (minus body). Yes I know very cute. You can hear ‘flap flap flap’. Sometimes I thought he got itchy ears and then I realised he’s just doing a ‘shortcut’ shake your bon-bon. Awwww I wanna pengsan already. He’s too damn cute. (I tak malu)

Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Pille July 20, 2006 at 8:56 am

    Chester is so clever ‘cos he got a smart & patient Jedi to teach him. :kowtow:

    Well done to both Master Jedi & Cute Chester!
    :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

  • Reply Wuching July 20, 2006 at 8:57 am

    woof woof woof woof… :dog:

  • Reply Neo July 20, 2006 at 10:58 am

    Haha… so cute! You shake your bon-bon or not? 😉

  • Reply Laksa July 20, 2006 at 11:04 am

    nice pics 🙂

    so when are you bringing chester on holiday to kuching? i can feed him laksa :dancing:

  • Reply Yvy July 20, 2006 at 12:23 pm

    hahaha!! no need to malu n should not malu at such talents. 😉

  • Reply sophie July 20, 2006 at 1:11 pm

    well done chester :applause:

  • Reply Bryan July 20, 2006 at 2:31 pm

    Kudos to Chester!

    Next time maybe you can teach him to roll on the floor. Must be very cute. 😀

  • Reply Che-Cheh July 20, 2006 at 4:30 pm

    Pille, thank you :hug:

    Wuching, hmmm now you’re talking dog language

    Neo, i don’t shake. :tongue:

    Laksa, please charter a plane for us la. Then we go.

    Yvy, malu coz I’m so perasaan.

    Sophie aka Ummizz, thank you :rose:

    Bryan, thanks. Roll over is the hardest trick(for Chester case) coz he don’t get it(maybe he’s just acting stupid). He must be thinking so ‘mah fun’, hv to perform tricks then only my master can feed me food/treats. :devil:

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.