Sequoyah knows the names of things and will bring me tennis ball, tug toy or frisbee - she also knows right from left, although I taught her wrong (MY right is "right", even though it's her left). She knows how to "go get daddy" and wake him up. She waves, weaves through my legs, puts her frisbee away in the wicker bin, does "high five", spins, says her prayers, puts her two front paws on a stand when I say "elephant" and all kinds of other stuff. She taught herself to open the baby gates - flips the lever up and then either pushes or pulls the gate open, depending on what side she's on.
Sioux bails Fergie out of her wire crate. She also has a lot of trick behaviors, including sneeze on command, crawl, and dance.
Maska - the trick is to get him off the couch. But, when you do, he can spin, shake, high five, wave, weave through my legs, spin, etc. He learned to duck as he weaves so that he won't tip me over LOL.
Founding and Life Member, Pet Professional Guild
Steering Committee, Pet Professional Guild
Education: BA, Psychology
Academy for Dog Trainers
Member, Truly Dog Friendly
Member, No Shock Collar Coalition
Director, SeniorCare Pawsitive Connections Program
AKC CGC Evaluator #3669
Therapy Dogs, Inc. Tester/Observer
Certified Trick Dog Trainer
Sioux, Red Tri Australian Shepherd Mix, CGC, TDInc., ITD
Sequoyah, Red Merle Australian Shepherd, CGC, ATD
Quanah, Hound Mix, Great Dog in Training
Dancer, Border Collie/Spaniel Mix, CGC, TDInc. (1989-2006) #1 Heart Dog
Maska, Hound Mix, CGC, TDInc. (2000-2010) RIP Doodlebug
Fergie, Yorkshire Terrier (1989-2010) RIP my little bugaboo
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"If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys." - Chief Dan George
"The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift demanding no less binding moral responsibilities than the friendship of a human being. The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be." ~ Konrad Lorenz