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Does your hav know the name of his/her toys?

Lucky has a few toys that he plays with constantly (and that we replace as they are destroyed). There's "Rooster" and "Donkey" and "Baby" and he knows "chew bone" vs. "cookie" (which is Himalayan chew) etc. etc. and will get the right item if you ask him to. Am sure others' Havs do this as well. Anyways, I was bragging a bit about his verbal intelligence (he knows just what you are saying and waits attentively to have things explained, i.e. "we're going out, but you're staying this time" or "would you like to take a walk?" etc. etc. I know so many Havs know so many words Well a friend came over and said she was interested in "testing" Lucky's knowledge of the names of his toys. She picked up rooster and brought it to Lucky, "What do you call this one Luck?" she asked. True story. I laughed so hard I could barely breathe and then explained to her that because he was a dog...

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That's hilarious! Daisy knows lots of her toy names too and understands many words such as treat and her favourite phrase Daddy's Home! BUT she can't say any of the words either . Back to school we go !

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Yes, Henry has a very good grasp on what I ask him to go get or find.
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Lucky has a few toys that he plays with constantly (and that we replace as they are destroyed). There's "Rooster" and "Donkey" and "Baby" and he knows "chew bone" vs. "cookie" (which is Himalayan chew) etc. etc. and will get the right item if you ask him to. Am sure others' Havs do this as well. Anyways, I was bragging a bit about his verbal intelligence (he knows just what you are saying and waits attentively to have things explained, i.e. "we're going out, but you're staying this time" or "would you like to take a walk?" etc. etc. I know so many Havs know so many words Well a friend came over and said she was interested in "testing" Lucky's knowledge of the names of his toys. She picked up rooster and brought it to Lucky, "What do you call this one Luck?" she asked. True story. I laughed so hard I could barely breathe and then explained to her that because he was a dog...
That's pretty funny!!! I take it she doesn't LIVE with a dog?


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I guess they're kind of like me. I took a bunch of languages in school, and at one time, I could answer in English to seven different languages.
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Have you read the book about Chaser? The Border Collie with the amazing vocabulary? It's a really interesting book, and shows just how much a dog can learn if someone can spend a large part of the day teaching them!


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There was a TedX conference here a year or so ago. Chaser and his owner were put in our charge for their time here for the weekend while giving his talk, but illness prevented him from coming. Needless to say, we were all disappointed.
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yes an incredible example of how well dogs can learn. Best synopsis of Chaser I've found is http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/...guage-to-dogs/ I got close to twenty toys with Molly and stopped because it started to get a little frustrating for her and I didn't want it to not be fun anymore. Fun is the key.

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I still buy her new toys though , she loves her toys
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I love that picture Dave! I need to take one of Emmie in the middle of all her toys, but not sure my living room's big enough for her toy circle - LOL!

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