My Labrador Retriever is such a Ham. She had her dinner a little while ago so her tummy is full and she’s a happy camper.
She’s lying on her dog bed playing with her nylabone. A few times a day she rolls over on her back, with her bone in her mouth and starts kicking up her legs and barking. I guess she’s really happy to be playing with her bone … but it’s kind of weird too because it comes out of nowhere. It’s also noisy since Midnight has a very loud bark!
I know I’m biased but I also happen to think my Lab is pretty smart. Last night it was raining fairly hard here in Toronto, so when my husband took Midnight out in the evening to do her business he happened to mention that he’d dried off her feet (on the front carpet) as he brought her in. Well Midnight heard the word dried and she immediately went over to her crate and jumped up so her front feet were touching the top of it and she used her nose to point to the towel that’s folded at the back of the crate. Yep … she knows if she’s really wet we’ll use the towel to dry her off. Of course, Midnight doesn’t really want to get dried off … she wants to play with the towel. Everything is a game to her.
My husband just went out with our dog and I decided to try teaching her a new trick before they left. We always keep her leash on top of her crate so I asked her to “bring it’ to me. It took a while before she got the idea of what I wanted her to bring to me, but with a little help she eventually brought me her leash. We gave her a cookie for her efforts. I’ll give it another try later this evening or tomorrow to re-enforce the idea. She’s pretty good that way, she learns new things fairly fast.
Now if I could just teach her how to search for cheap auto insurance since we’re in desperate need of less expensive insurance that would be great … but I think I’m going to have to do that job! LOL
Do you have a dog? Do you teach your dog new tricks? Is your dog a fast learner?