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Mindy's learning to read in class!!!

So yesterday in obedience class we started teaching our dogs to read! Mindy is my mixed maltese/yorkie (still looking for my chocolate hav) and she's about 20 months old. We had cards with SIT and DOWN to start with. First we showed them the card and verbally gave the command. Once they got that, we just showed them the card and told them to read it. Mindy got it right about 80% of the time. I thought maybe it was luck, but today I worked with her and out of 12 times she got it right 100% of the time!!!! You can actually see her study the writing on the cards- it is so funny. I'll start adding more cards for shake hands, rollover, dance, etc. It's so cute. Once I get my new scanner I'll try to post some pics.

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Whoa!

VERY, VERY cool!

I'm thinking I'd make a sign saying "Wash the dishes!"...

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Way to go Mindy!!! next she'll be reading the news paper!!! I am with maureen--- I would do a card that said "pick up your toys"




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My card would say 'Go potty Outside'. Way to go Mindy!

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Oh, no. Does that mean she can spell? No more spelling words so they can't understand what we're saying.


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Oh, I really like the "pick up your toys" card. Mindy has about 30 toys which I keep in a little toy bin. Everyday she drags all 30 (sometimes only 25) out all over the house and (sigh) every night I put all 30 back. Kinda like having a perpetual toddler. "Go potty outside"- there is a card for "Bell" which means to ring it when she needs to go. Haven't tried that one yet-haven't tried to teach her to ring the bell yet. And Mindy thinks she does the dishes, at least hers, every meal. Her bowl is licked so clean you can see yourself!!! My little chubby loves to eat!!! Jocelyn
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THAT IS AWSOME!
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That is very interesting, keep us posted on her progress.

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That is cool. It wouldn't work here, though, because mine would shred the card!
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LOL Cheryl!
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