So, Dixie has a few tricks up her sleeve. However, Matt has taught her what he thinks is essential for his dog to know. He holds up the rock and says "Gimmie Some"... and she does...
I also found this description of Pekingese on Wikipedia today. I thought it fit our Dixie Belle to an absolute "T"! So I wanted to share with you so you can see why she is the Princess:
These dogs can be stubborn and jealous. They are childlike and can be opinionated at times. Do not expect this dog to come when it is called.
The Pekingese personality has been compared to a cat, although this isn't quite right. It simply doesn't realize that it is a dog and would not like to be treated as such. Where a cat can be trained, a Pekingese needs to be convinced that the training is beneficial to the dog and the owner.
The Pekingese is generally a one-person dog. They are loyal and tend to be very protective of their owner.
The Pekingese is a large dog in a small body. It expects to be respected and will not tolerate being treated otherwise.
A combination of regal dignity, intelligence, courageousness and self-importance make for a good natured, opinionated and affectionate companion to those who have earned its respect.
That my friends, is our daughter...