Saturday, February 23, 2008

Training Day (Proud Mommy)

There are a lot of reasons why I was attracted to the Kuvasz breed, but one of them was that I wanted an intelligent dog. Old Boo, a pesky Eskie (American Eskimo), was very quick to learn new things and I liked that "sparkle." Boo (Dog rest his soul), however, doesn't hold a candle to Biggie in terms of brains. Biggie is a creative problem solver, and he likes to "work." As long as there is food involved. Like liver, cold cuts, or cheese. In order to get the treats, he'll come up to me while I am trying to work and practically beg to do some clicker training. And he's got so much adolescent energy. So, my brief continues not to get written, and Biggie learns new tricks. In a grand total of about 30 minutes over the last 24 hours he has learned body cues and commands for: kiss, paw (shake), high hand target, and spin, and we are working on sitting up on his haunches (this one is a challenge and any suggestions on shaping the behavior are most welcome.) Pup after my own heart, I think Biggie is a lefty.

Any other requests?

6 comments:

The Thuglets said...

Hello Biggie...we thought we would drop by and introduce ourselves.

You are one clever pup learning all those requests so quickly! No wonder your mom is proud.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thuglets

Mango said...

Man, Biggie, you are soooo smart! Momma says that I am "dumb as a stump" whatever that means. She thinks when the labradude, Dexter comes to live with us he will already be smarter than me even though he's a baby.

You look so funny spinning. What a big goof you are.

Mango

Monkey said...

We love Daily Puppy! Your baby is so pretty! Brinkley was on a Daily puppy...but definitely NOT the only Golden Retriever ever on there! :)

Balboa & Mommy said...

You are one smart puppy dude! Make sure you get lots and lots of treats for all those commands.

Frenchie Snorts
Balboa

Mango said...

Biggie, my man, you do have an awful lot of hair on you. I was so bored this weekend that I started my spring shedding and am hearing all sorts of complaints about my hair getting into EVERYTHING.

Did you start the shedding yet? Must be impressive.

Mango

Pacco de Mongrel said...

great job biggie...

my owner thinks i'm lefty too, juz like her...