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post #1 of 69 (permalink) Old 01-02-2008, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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I have a little genius!

Brag time!!!

I've been told (as have you all) how smart these little guys are. Well, I saw it w/my own eyes yesterday. Tori has taught herself to open her expen door from the outside, to be able to get in!

Let me explain... We have an expen set up in the family room for her. The door stays open unless we're having to leave her in it while we go out. She will go in and out as she needs (her water bottle and a potty pad are in it) Well, when my grandchildren are here, the 19 mo. old prefers to have the door shut. Everytime he walks past it he will push it closed. We, then, have to open it so Tori has access to her "necessities". Or, so we thought...

Yesterday when the kids were here, as usual, Aaron had closed the door. With all the commotion going on, no one had noticed it was shut and Tori needed to get a drink. I happened to be sitting in a chair where I could see her. So, as I got up to go over to open it, she promptly used her paw to "grab" the door and pull it open enough to let herself in! At 5 mos. old, she's a genius, I tell ya!!!

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You have to watch them every second, because they are so smart. You never know what they will do. I just can't believe how they figure these things out. Dogs aren't supposed to have reasoning skills, but I see the wheels turning in their little heads all the time.

Our bedroom in downstairs. When DH gets up in the a.m. for work, it is very early. He leaves about 5am. Some mornings Kodi follows him upstairs, but then will not come back down (he doesn't like the basement stairs). So my DH put a board up so he can't climb the stairs. Well, Kodi figured out how to push the board aside just enough for him to slip through and get up the stairs.


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Go Tori!

(Don't tell your mom but next step is getting the treat drawer open!)

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That smart little girl!!! I agree - you better make sure that treat drawer is up high & closed tight!!!!

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Leslie, what a cute smart girl you have there!

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Aw Leslie, she is indeed brilliant. Things like that amaze me about them.

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That's too cute!
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That is too cute...that would be cute to watch sometime on youtube!!!!

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Megan~ I agree. I'd be happy to post anything on youtube. Unfortunately, I'm still in the process of trying to figure out how to get the video I took in Nov. (?) of Amanda w/the "girls" off my camera! Geez, I even asked my DS, the techie, to help and so far, nothing... Maybe someday???

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post #10 of 69 (permalink) Old 01-02-2008, 10:24 AM
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Leslie,

These little dogs are just full of surprises..When Sophie started to open and slam the kitchen cabinet doors to get out attention, we were just amazed! Now, if she is hungry and I'm not in the kitchen she will come and find me and growl (which means she is hungry or thirsty).

I think they have keen observation and learn from that to either communicate or perform some sort of task...
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