Posted: Feb 18, 2011 11:56 am
dang, my dog is smart, he knows pretty much all these plus
back it up
outta my way
do your cute thing
where's your kong?
get some water
gimme your ears
gimme your paw
lemme clip your nails
time for your vitamins (takes his fish oil pills like treats)
lemme see your teeth
go to bed
gimme a kiss (pushes his forehead against mine)
that's not yours
and so on, I swear his vocabulary is almost as big as mine. These are not things I actually tried to teach him.
He's a hand gesture genius, too. I can point at just about anything and he knows what to do. Palm up means stop and sit. Point to the floor means lay down. He will stay in one place forever until I say OK. Unfortunately, he's just naturally this smart and also drags me when on a leash, etc. and I can't teach him to let me be in charge on a walk. Don't know what to do. In the house I'm the boss, outside he's the boss. Suuuuuuuuuuuuux.
It's weird because if I give him a command like "sit" while on the leash he will do it, but once we start moving again he's full speed charging ahead. Makes no sense, because when we go out in the yard I can tell him to "wait" and he waits, he walks behind me... I've somehow ruined walking for him, and he's a big dog that needs to walk a lot! I've tried running with him, but no matter how fast you go he wants to beat you and he never gets tired. It's an exhausting full body workout. 3 miles later he will still be dragging you down the street, at a dead sprint.