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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Benjamin Griz de Tiger

25 May

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Benjamin Griz de Tiger aka Benji aka Mr. B aka 0011. And let’s not forget my other important dog title- I’m a therapy dog AKA Dogtor

Age: 1 year and 8 months

Location:  Florida

Web/Blog Page:  LifeofBenji

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? I’ve made it! I got my own bed, a nice home, lots of food, a big furry sister whom I adore, and lots of love.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? I’ve got a big sister with a furry tail to play with all day long!

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  Hmmmm, I guess that would have to be my “oops” moment a couple of weeks ago. I swallowed a crossbreed that turned out to be inedible. You can read all about it on my blog, see https://lifeofbenji.com/2017/04/03/oops/ M was not mad but she was very concerned about me. And I have to say, I didn’t feel so good either.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? That would be M as she gives me more treats. Plus, if I do anything wrong she thinks that she did something wrong. And a negative times a negative is a positive says M.  I won’t argue with that. More treats are always helpful too. Did I mention that I like treats? Lots of them and all kinds! I will do practically anything if you give me some!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  I would like to bring up a misconception about canines in general. Humans often think that we should be punished for something we did wrong. But it is positive reinforcement and redirection what works best for us.  What is positive reinforcement? Lots of treats of course! Luckily, a lot of doggie schools are now focusing on positive reinforcement and redirection instead on punishment.


Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

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26 responses to “Spotlight Thursday – Meet Benjamin Griz de Tiger

  1. easyweimaraner

    May 25, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Well said Benji…. the culprit is mostly the one at the other end of the leash ;o) I often eat inedible things too… think we should look for a transformer what transforms household tools, plants and trashures from the street into treats ;o)

     
    • Anarette

      May 25, 2017 at 8:17 am

      A transformer; that would be something! You would win the Nobel price with that thing. We would have an infinite supply of treats, no one would have to go hungry anymore!

       
  2. Kate Crimmins

    May 25, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Punishment never works for any species. Too bad it took humans so long to figure that out! Hugs!

     
  3. Tails Around the Ranch

    May 25, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Oh Benji, you are beyond adorable. Sam and Elsa give you a high paw salute on your mum’s training-bravo. Well done old boy, well done.

     
  4. Miss Harper Lee

    May 25, 2017 at 10:47 am

    So nice to meet you, Mr. B. I get the feeling you like treats. Now why would I think that?

     
    • Piglove

      May 25, 2017 at 10:48 am

      Hey beautiful! I’ve missed seeing you around these parts lately. Hogs and snout kisses. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • Miss Harper Lee

        May 25, 2017 at 10:54 am

        Hi Bacon! My humans have a had a busy travel month (without us; can you believe it?), and then we all took a road trip to Myrtle Beach for the annual BlogPaws conference. I’ll have a lot to share about that in the coming weeks . . . after I catch up on my beauty sleep. 😉

         
      • Piglove

        May 25, 2017 at 12:45 pm

        aaww beautiful you don’t need beauty sleep. You are already gorgeous! Give your mom/dad some hogs and snout kisses for me okay. XOXO – Bacon

         
    • Anarette

      May 27, 2017 at 8:34 am

      Hmmm, yeah I guess I do.You got some???? Nice to meet you too Miss. Benji

       
  5. 15andmeowing

    May 25, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Nice to meet you Benji. Great interview.

     
  6. purrfectkitties

    May 25, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Hey there, Benji! It’s so nice to meet you. You’re adorable. 😺

     
  7. Amy

    May 25, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Hi Benji. I just jumped over to your blog to read about your mishap. Great intro from Bacon, and great blog you have.

     
    • Anarette

      May 27, 2017 at 8:35 am

      Thanks Ms. Amy. My assistants checked out your blog too and they are liking it. Benji.

       
  8. Photofinland by Rantasalot

    May 25, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Benji, a great interview. You explain everything so well, for instance how to use treats, you are a specialist.
    Your friend Kosmo.

     
    • Anarette

      May 27, 2017 at 8:36 am

      You can never, ever have too many treats. Benji

       
  9. Ladybuggz

    May 25, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Nice to meet a Working Dog! Not sure what that thing is you ate?? It didn’t sound very appetizing!:)

     
    • Anarette

      May 27, 2017 at 8:38 am

      I thought it was a great edible prize, but it turned out to be like one of my stuffed friends at home… Nice to meet you too. Benji

       
  10. The Canadian Cats

    May 26, 2017 at 3:13 am

    I agree totally Benji. Positive reinforcement works much better than punishment.
    Shoko

     
    • Anarette

      May 27, 2017 at 8:38 am

      I bet the same applies to your kitties. Wooff-meowww, Benji

       
  11. weggieboy

    May 26, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Benji and Ms. Zulu are are great dogs for interviews, and I highly recommend Benji’s blog!

     
    • Anarette

      May 27, 2017 at 8:39 am

      You are always so kind Mr D. Puppy kisses, Benji and Ms. Zulu

       

This piggy would love to snort with you :)

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