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Monday, March 07, 2011

That's My Girl!

Today was a big day for Reyna - she earned her Intermediate Trick Dog title! (I still have to mail in the paperwork in order to get the certificate, but all the hard stuff happened today.) Reyna had to perform 12 tricks from a specific list, and she did a lovely job.

Reyna's first trick was "pick a card." She did it on the first try, but Suzie missed the photo op. This is Reyna's response to Suzie's suggestion that she do it again...


Here's Reyna "identifying objects." She knows "squeaky," "rope," and "ball." She's learned to put her paw on the correct item (when she feels like it).




A not-so-great photo of Reyna "sitting pretty." Poor Suzie just isn't used to my camera, and I'll admit, its not the best for those quick action shots.


Reyna's "waving good-bye."


Reyna likes to use her feet, so she paws my hand to indicate "where's the treat."


Reyna has a lovely "paws up."


"Wipe your paws" is a trick Reyna initially learned several years ago - and then she started eating the rugs...


This first clip shows a few tricks - "food refusal," "hide and seek," and "over/under."



And this video shows a very impressive "Easter egg hunt" (finding hidden treats). This is the first time we've ever asked Reyna to do this trick, so she really had to figure out for herself what we were asking.



For those who are counting, her 12th trick was "heeling forward."

This is Reyna's opinion when asked how she felt about earning her Intermediate Trick Dog title. Let's face it, she's always more interested in chasing her tail.


Reyna was such a good girl today! I'm so proud of how well she did!



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm on the SEGSD website and it went to your blog...the only blog listed. YEAH! Reyna! Mary B.

Superior Dog Training said...

I am very proud of both of you. Janine you have such dedication to all your pups it is so heart warming and I am glad I can train with you!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Reyna on her Intermediate Trick Dog title!!!!! Loved the pics and the videos!!! It really was a very impressive "easter egg hunt"!!!
:)Love, Mom

Janine said...

Suzie, it goes both ways - we wouldn't be where we are if we weren't training with you!

Anna the GSD said...

Wow Reyna! You're soooo smart!! You should run for president or congress!!! :)

Janine said...

I don't think Reyna would do well in DC, Anna - she's much smarter than the people there....

Blue said...

Well done Reyna! What a lotta tricks.