Mouse- Mini Dachshund

Discussion in 'Meet the Dogs' started by sara, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. sara Moderator

    actually, her "proper" breed title is Shorthair Black and Tan Double Dapple Mini Dachshund :)

    Mouse is a 4 year old (Born around Christmas time, 2008) totally deaf, partly blind, missing half a foot, has allergies, and has had 3 seizures, (but none since Christmas, so I don't think it's epilepsy), and is the happiest dog I know! She is so goofy and fun, and just lives every day like it's the BEST day EVER! lol

    Mouse was rescued in Spokane, WA, by a Great Dane rescuer, whom I'd taken a deaf/vi Dane to the previous fall, when she was 4 months old. She was kept outside, in the winter, with a "nice bed of straw to sleep on". I drove down, once I could get through the mountains, in May, so she got to live with 8 Great Danes for 6 weeks :) she ruled the roost, even as a 4 month old :)

    When I first got Mouse, I had a hard time training her. I was still in the "mostly luring camp" and it took her forever to learn something new, if I could teach it to her at all. but after a couple of years, I figured out that she cant learn from luring. food in front of her = brain focused solely on food, and turned off to everything else. She does BRILLIANTLY with shaping and free shaping, and one click will have her repeating the behaviour indefinitely :) she has learned most of her tricks in the last 2 years, once I figured out how she can learn :)

    Here's her Trick List

    and now for her video

    A trick video


    and pictures!
    the day I met her 5 months old
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    ok so I could keep going and going, but I'll stop here!

  2. MaryK Honored Member

    Mouse is the cutest, smart little lassie I have ever seen. I just LOVE her tricks:love: She's such a happy doggy too, a wonderful example of how to live life!
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  3. JazzyandVeronica Experienced Member

    She is the cutest little dog ever!! You are both so lucky that you found each other!
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  4. Dogster Honored Member

    She's soooooo CUTE!!!!:love::love: I love her!!! Who couldn't fall in love with that face??:love: I love all her tricks, and the way she does them is just too cute!!!
  5. sara Moderator

    Thanks all!
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  6. jeanniecogan Well-Known Member

    absolutely adorable and such luck to find you.

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