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"It seems some days like I make a little progress, then other days it seems like I'm not getting anywhere at all."
'I can see the practical side of fetching, but what's the point of rolling over?'
The Lion Tamer
Stan Mack's Real Life Funnies: "Oh! Calcutta!" Casting Call
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"I'll say a word and you say the first word you think of..." "Hello"
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"Sure I'm impressed...but it's three weeks old."
"Unless you can prove their training was cruelty-free, you don't have a chance in this business."
'I will never cease to be amazed at how deftly she balances the demands of career and family.'
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'Bad boy! Drop the quarterback! Drop him! Drop!!'
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Five-Star Canine Obedience School Graduation.
"No I said fetch , not wretch.."
"Don't worry, I never get the jokes either, but if you clap your flippers, he'll throw you a fish..."
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"Don't worry, you don't have to succeed all the time, she'll give you a fish as long as you try..."
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'Muffy and I are here for the 'Speed Obedience' course...!'
Big circus elephant balancing on one foot
'Of course I can train this bird. I trained you, didn't I?'
Spiro & Pusho elephant trainers
Circus lion refuses to jump through flaming hoop.
'Our trick is not to do tricks.'
'Beg, but don't wheedle.'
'Sure, we could fetch things for them, but why raise their expectations.'
You can always tell animals trained by 4H kids.
Maud was finding potty training challenging.
How To Train Your Person