posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 07:56 AM
My Parsons Russell , August , is smart . Too smart for her own good sometimes . When I first got her , I taught her the basics , sit/stay/come/lay she
caught onto them so easily I taught her other stuff such as play dead/roll over/pray/shake and a few others . It was not so much for mine and others
amusement but as a bonding experience as a puppy .
She(they) does everything I ask now only by hand signals and "come" is a snap of my fingers . My neighbor thinks it is amazing , I'll be in the
backyard talking to him , if I want my dogs at my side I snap my fingers and point to my side , they both come running and position themselves on
either side of me , if I snap and point to the house , they go wait by the door . Never trained them to do that , it just ...happened . But I digress
Other than the basics , I never asked her to do her tricks so they all become jumbled in her head I guess because one day I took a treat and told
her to lay and then roll over , instead of rolling over she went into this act that had me in tears ... she jumped up and did two spins as if chasing
her tail (never taught her that) , fell down , rolled over , put one paw over her nose (half of pray) , jumped back up did two more spins and then
fell down if shot (playing dead) .
Needless to say , after that act she got her treat . Now she does that little act when they hear the treat jar lid rattle .