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  #1  
February 2nd, 2008, 08:07 AM
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We caught a glimpse of the show Pet Star this morning, and there was a man with his Belgian Malinois on that had taught her to walks UPSTAIRS on just her hind legs! It was pretty neat to see her do that!

Do any of your pets have any unique talents?
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February 2nd, 2008, 09:46 AM
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Nope, they're just ordinary pets. I mean they know basic commands, but they don't do anything special...nor do I want them to to be honest. They're a family pet not a circus act.
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February 2nd, 2008, 09:57 AM
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Sometimes I think people teach their pets tricks to entertain them... Before my divorce, I had a beautiful red tri Aussie who was BRILLIANT. I did everything with that dog... we excelled through all obedience we did, we earned his CGC, I taught him how to open the refridgerator by pulling on a towel when I asked... And out back, my dogs all had a toy box. At the end of the day, I would have my Aussie collect all the toys and put them away - much like a child would.

I wasn't trying to treat him as a "circus act", he was an intelligent dog who needed jobs to do, and things to think about... It kept him busy, happy, and out of mischief. Some breeds of dog, especially the herding breeds with their drive to work and think, do better when you give them something to do...
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February 2nd, 2008, 12:25 PM
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Sometimes I think people teach their pets tricks to entertain them... Before my divorce, I had a beautiful red tri Aussie who was BRILLIANT. I did everything with that dog... we excelled through all obedience we did, we earned his CGC, I taught him how to open the refridgerator by pulling on a towel when I asked... And out back, my dogs all had a toy box. At the end of the day, I would have my Aussie collect all the toys and put them away - much like a child would.

I wasn't trying to treat him as a "circus act", he was an intelligent dog who needed jobs to do, and things to think about... It kept him busy, happy, and out of mischief. Some breeds of dog, especially the herding breeds with their drive to work and think, do better when you give them something to do...[/b]
If it's funtionality that's one thing, but if it's let's walk down the stairs on 2 legs, balance ourselfs on an exercise ball, that kind of thing that isn't functional or practical it just seems silly to me. If you're going to train them, it may as well be to do something useful (as you did), rather than something that just makes them look silly. JMHO.
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February 2nd, 2008, 01:51 PM
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Of my four cats 3 sit like humans at times, not really talent I guess, but cute!

One cat will play fetch. He will go get a toy and bring it to you when he wants to play
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February 3rd, 2008, 04:23 PM
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yep. My female jrt will ride on the back of my mini stud. Cisco the mini is smart as a whip, he gives kisses, hugs,shakes hands, counts, smiles, shakies his head yes and no, and plays soccer.
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February 4th, 2008, 12:29 PM
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yep. My female jrt will ride on the back of my mini stud. Cisco the mini is smart as a whip, he gives kisses, hugs,shakes hands, counts, smiles, shakies his head yes and no, and plays soccer.[/b]
omg...I'd love to see pics of that !!!!!!!
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February 4th, 2008, 02:40 PM
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Nope, they're just ordinary pets. I mean they know basic commands, but they don't do anything special...nor do I want them to to be honest. They're a family pet not a circus act.[/b]

My little mini and JRT do what they do becuase we perform for different schools and such. We'll be at an 'open house' day this spring at a local horse therapy center that my husbands boss's wife owns and runs. It's simply a way to get people and kids educated on both breeds of animals as well as bring a little joy into their lives. and a lot of animals need somthign to do with their time to keep 'em from getting into trouble, it's jsut one minor way to help key that energy into somthing productive.
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Nope, they're just ordinary pets. I mean they know basic commands, but they don't do anything special...nor do I want them to to be honest. They're a family pet not a circus act.[/b]

My little mini and JRT do what they do becuase we perform for different schools and such. We'll be at an 'open house' day this spring at a local horse therapy center that my husbands boss's wife owns and runs. It's simply a way to get people and kids educated on both breeds of animals as well as bring a little joy into their lives. and a lot of animals need somthign to do with their time to keep 'em from getting into trouble, it's jsut one minor way to help key that energy into somthing productive.
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that sounds like Fun !!!!

ok so I admit last night, Sadie was on her hind legs bouncing a balloon on her nose......we didnt "teach" her to do it, she just did...it was cute....and yeah, she loves the attention !....and YES , the balloon was taken away when she was done so she didnt eat it and choke on it
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February 4th, 2008, 02:53 PM
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yep. My female jrt will ride on the back of my mini stud. Cisco the mini is smart as a whip, he gives kisses, hugs,shakes hands, counts, smiles, shakies his head yes and no, and plays soccer.[/b]
omg...I'd love to see pics of that !!!!!!!
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Sure, here's one mini website where he was added to 'things to do with a mini'. He's the black stud we performed at one of the local elementary schools here, during their ag days. Ignore me totally, lol I was about 5 months preggers in those pics and at that time nothing fit that looked halfway decent. LOL
http://www.unicornerfarm.com/idea-tricks.htm

Here's some pics off of my website, of Cisco. The top ones were at a tx elementary school. He was only 9 months old in those pics too. Just for a height idea, I'm just 5' 2" so you can kind of see jsut how tiny this little guy is!
http://www.doubletjrt.com/ciscos-pictures.html
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Teresa,

I really enjoyed both of the sites ! Thanks so much for posting them !!!!!!!
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February 4th, 2008, 06:53 PM
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Your more than welcome Dee!
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if using big brown eyes to get me to do what they want me to do is a trick then yes LOL

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February 6th, 2008, 12:34 PM
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LOL !

they can be masters at that can't they ?????
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February 6th, 2008, 03:50 PM
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Bob pees in the toilet! I didnt teach him that either. hes just an odd cat
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February 7th, 2008, 07:09 AM
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bruce bows. I find that my dogs like learning new things. It keeps their minds entertained.
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February 9th, 2008, 08:54 AM
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Not really a trick and Im not sure if every dog can do it lol but Sheeba, if you scratch a certain part of her face, her lips goes up in an 'agressive' pose and she looks viscious... but its not making her viscious or cranky, she enjoys it! lol kind of more like a quirk then a trick..

but, other then that.. nope, they don't do any tricks.
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