Okay, Where Does This Come From?

Discussion in 'General Dog Training' started by threenorns, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. threenorns Well-Known Member

    i was upstairs cleaning the livingroom and one of my favourite housecleaning/exercise/get-out-of-depression songs came on, "put your hands up for detroit" by fedde le grand.

    just for larks, i decided to dance with dandy - nothing fancy, i have no idea about that sort of thing, just him and i moving forward and backward in time to the music.

    instead of just backing up and coming forward, though, he backed up, then led around with his butt end until he was in heel position at my right side. he did this not once, but every single time the song was on.

    the whole time, he was watching me very very carefully so clearly i somehow cued him to do it but i have no idea what it was!

  2. sara Moderator

    It's awesome when dogs think for themselves! Good for you and Dandy!
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  3. threenorns Well-Known Member

    that's actually what i want - i don't want a mindless automaton (there's aibo for that) but a fully-realized, thinking dog. i know it's totally doable, but i'm afraid i messed things up too badly when he was a puppy to realize it.

    next pup, though, better watch out cause, in the immortal words of Gaspode, the Wonder Dog in Men At Arms (Terry Pratchett):

    "... next thing I know I open me eyes, head starts fizzing like a dose of salts, oh-oh, thinks I, here we go again, hello abstract conceptualizing, intellectual development here we come. . . "
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  4. Caiti Experienced Member

    Good job Dandy! :p
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  5. blacknym Experienced Member

    Maybe you weren't doing anything and he just did it. Lol
  6. Linda A Experienced Member

    I don't know what to tell you. Good luck figuring it out! When you do please let us know. LOL!
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