|Barked: Sun May 27, '12 6:16pm PST |
|He's an angel, other than self-deprivation. He's a rescue, and our guess (including adoption agency) is that he was bred as a show dog. "unfortunately" (for the breeders, fortunate for me) he gained three extra pounds, weighing in at a whoppin' ten pounds. Hey! Maybe he developed an eating disorder! LOL
The reason for the suspicion is because he is well-trained, walks at my heal with grace, and even spins on his back legs when I hold a treat over his head. He doesn't grab for treats. When I hand one to him, he is very shy and slow to eat it. I was joking about ED, but I'm beginning to believe the owners restricted his food; taught him to resist treats. He is amazingly intelligent. In three tries I taught him to stop in his tracks when I say, "Stop!" In four tries I taught him to stay, when I say, "stay", even when tempted by other dogs or my parrot.
BTW, I'm signed in, but it still shows me as "guest".
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