Monday, January 16, 2012

Back Together and Back to Work

I'm finally back from my travels...for now.  It's nice to have our little family together.

When I returned home I immediately took Luna for a nice walk.  It was the longest walk we've had since her accident.  She looked so happy to be outside on a walk even though she was obviously very cold.  After the walk we spent the evening cuddling on the spare bed watching DogTown (a TV show about Best Friends Animal Sanctuary).  A few times the dogs on the show were barking and whining.  Luna immediately picked up her ears and stared at the TV as if to say "What's going on?" 

We completed the evening with a little physical therapy and some light training.  Her physical therapy focuses on her balance (since she still has a drunken walk).  We did her training on the spare bed which is a great place for her to balance on an unsteady surface. 

Tonight, I decided to introduce a new trick.  Since she is used to being on her side and we were working on the bed I figured it was time to learn "bang".  She quickly picked up the trick and seems very proud of herself.  It only took a couple of tries before she figured out what I wanted.  The next step will be to introduce the gun hand signal.  After that I think we're ready to take our routine on the road.  Here we come Hollywood!
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9 comments:

Hiking Hounds said...

What a great trick, she's so cute! I might have to try teaching mine Bang.

Two Greyhound Town said...

She is so cute and very smart!

houndstooth said...

That trick is adorable! You have a very smart girl on your hands there!

Auntie M said...

hey Kelly, want to come teach my girls some tricks? They just do not seem to have Luna's smarts. I just finished obedience with both girls and for Tanzi's trick, I told the class her trick is dyslexic. I said "sit" and she "bowed" instead. Yup. she's dyslexic!

Sue said...

Song doesn't seem to pick up tricks. She has a habit of shoving her butt in the air, so I say 'bow' whenever I see her doing it. You'd have thought by now she's have worked out the connection, but nope.

Well done Luna.

What Remains Now said...

Luna is soooo smart! Cute trick. You'll delight alot of folks with that one.

Mr.Mischief said...

Obie learned Sit and Paw, but even that took six months...I fear something like "Bang" and him playing dead is way beyond him..he has plenty in the heart department, but I fear he played hooky on brains day.

christina said...

SO CUTE!

Angela J. said...

What a smart girl!