Life With Sharon, or, How Much Can a Dog Take?

Sign Language

December 17th 2011 7:20 pm
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I've noticed lately that Mom can leave the room without my noticing it. Sometimes she's been in another room for some time before I wake up and see that she's gone. Then I have to race around from room to room to find her. Also, there are times when she has to say my name really loud before I hear her. She's noticed this too, so when we do my tricks she's started adding hand signals. I can sit, lie down, turn around, high five, high five with the other foot, stand from a sit, do push-ups, and wait. Now I can do all those things without words, just signals. Today we were practicing come, sit, wait, repeat - just with hand signals. I get it pretty well, but wait is always the hardest for me. Mom says I have trouble with impulse control. So much trouble that she always has to grab my harness before she opens the van door or I would bail out onto the concrete way, way below. ouch. Well, even if I can't hear her very well anymore, I can still feel her hugs and caresses.

 
 

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Barked by: NeeNee (Dogster Member)

December 20th 2011 at 2:48 am

That is awesome, Patch! My brothers follow hand commands because they walk outside and mom wanted to make sure they listen in case they're in a dangerous situation. I've been SO spoiled since my surgery that mom hasn't been working on my training. This inspires her to do that - oh no!!!


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