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When we first got Brit'ny we got her a bag of little doggie treats to use to aid in potty training. When we used to give her one, she would lick at it, sometime eat it (but most often not), but mostly ingnore it.

Now when we show her a cookie, the whole world stops! She gets so happy and does the
CRAZY COOKIE DANCE
! She twirls in little circles on her hind legs and will balance forever!

I have often seen Maltese dogs do this little hind leg twirl... is this something that this breed does? Do all Maltese do the Happy Cookie Dance? Or maybe the Happy Food Dance or Happy Toy Dance?

I have seen so many maltese do it on TV and in person, I personally think it should be included in the American Maltese Standard description and that a show dog has to do it in order to get a championship!
 

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We have tried for over a year to get Tiki to stand on his back legs.... The poor baby isn't a very quick learner
... Or maybe he just doesn't want to and we are the slow learners


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Brinkley walks on his back legs..I am working on the twirl part...no luck yet.
 

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Massimo does the walking on his back legs thing too (there's a pic of him doing it in my gallery) and he does dance when you ask him too (well, ONLY when there's a treat involved), I'll get that pic on there too...it's pretty funny!! I've only had bigger dogs before Massi, and I think it's the greatest thing when he walks or dances! Aren't Malts great!
 

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Kewl!

Brit'ny just did it on her own one day! We didn't say dance or anything, we just hold the cookie over her head and she twirls around on her hind legs and if we move the cookie along she walks towards it!

I guess we shoulda named her twinkle toes!

LOL
 

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Maya and Daezie have done couple times only. most of the time they just sit and stay still until I give them the treat
since they were puppies I tought them to sit in order to get the treat and now when i want them to stan on the hind legs they wont
 

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Tuffy does that all the time.. he loves to dance around for just about everything. I'm still trying to teach him to do it on command, but basically just pretending I have something in my hand gets him dancing :D
 

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LOL! Tuffy and Brit'ny coulda came from the same litter! She dances for EVERYTHING! If I just show my hand to her or if she wants to be picked up or if she is just happy!

I love it I never want her to stop!

She will even do it in public! I went with my friend to look for apartments and I put her on the floor and held out a little crumb of cheeto and she twirled 5X in a row! Everyone loved it!
 

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'Rocco does the dance too. And its very odd because he's not the most active, outgoing little guy. When he hears the word "cookie", the whole world just stops. He could be passed out cold on my tummy, but I'll mention the word, and he jumps up and starts the dance. When we're out in public and he feels very shy around people he doesn't know, he'll turn towards me and start to dance, then scratch my legs while he dances so that I'll pick him up and "hide him" from these people he doesn't know. Too cute!
 
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