While I'm a little annoyed by Luna's antics, the rest of the office staff loves having her around. She seems to have taken her new role as therapy dog very seriously. Every morning she will make her rounds to each person with a big smile on her face and a lot of tail wagging. Last week, a few staff members even got some play bows and greyhound hugs. When people come into my office Luna will jump up from her nap to greet our guest.
When I am between projects, I try to take a short break to do a little training with Luna. This way I can step away from my desk and she can get a few minutes of mental stimulation. This week, I decided to see if I could create a new trick out of Luna's "take it" command. I first taught her to take a post-it note from my hand. Then she learned how to pick up the post-it note from the ground. Her method left the post-it a bit slobbery and very crumpled so I won't be asking her to pick up any important papers. Finally, I placed the post-it to her back end. She quickly figured out how to get that silly post-it off and proudly presented it to me for her cookie. I like this trick because she looks so silly and I'm sure it will delight many audiences in the future.