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That’s a Big Tail.

(The vid gets brighter.) Josie O greets Angel Joe after he’s ridden his bike home from work. Usually she stretches out her back legs when he holds her up. Didn’t do it. But you do get a brief look at “wavy paws.” She turns into a soft marshmallowy thing by the end.

Cues and signals – how many does your recognize?

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"Did I hear you say... 'perambulation?'"

We don’t go many places without Josie and she’s no dunce, so she recognizes a lot of the signs that mean we’re taking her somewhere or going without her. (She is alert to the words “going” and “taking” in all tenses but past, as well as “walk,” said and spelled). Also, sentences that begin with,  “Should we” and “Do you want”. Here are some other cues.

Talking in a certain tone of voice while both of us are still,  especially after a period of inactivity. This is even if we avoid cue words.

Talking about the neighbor’s dog,  whom we often take on walks. 

Putting on: shoes, hats, sunglasses,  coats, make up, purse.

Doing anything with the bike or its accessories (she rides in the basket). Huge reaction.

This may be a lot, but we’re talking about a young dog and a companion breed to boot. She loves activity and is focused on us at all times.

What cues does your dog recognize, and what kind of dog is it?

Cues and signals – how many does your recognize?

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"Did I hear you say... 'perambulation?'"

We don’t go many places without Josie and she’s no dunce, so she recognizes a lot of the signs that mean we’re taking her somewhere or going without her. She is alert to the words “going” and “taking” in all tenses but past, as well as “walk,” said and spelled – also, sentences that begin with,  “Should we” and “Do you want”. Here are some other cues.

Talking in a certain tone of voice while both of us are still,  especially after a period of inactivity. This is even if we avoid cue words.

Talking about the neighbor’s dog,  whom we often take on walks. 

Putting on: shoes, hats, sunglasses,  coats, make up, purse.

Doing anything with the bike or its accessories (she rides in the basket). Huge reaction.

This may be a lot, but we’re talking about a young dog and a companion breed to boot. She loves activity and is focused on us at all times.

What cues does your dog recognize, and what kind of dog is it?

Cues and signals – how many does your recognize?

image

"Did I hear you say... 'perambulation?'"

We don’t go many places without Josie and she’s no dunce, so she recognizes a lot of the signs that mean we’re taking her somewhere or going without her. (She is alert to the words “going” and “taking” in all tenses but past, as well as “walk,” said and spelled). Also, sentences that begin with,  “Should we” and “Do you want”. Here are some other cues.

Talking in a certain tone of voice while both of us are still,  especially after a period of inactivity. This is even if we avoid cue words.

Talking about the neighbor’s dog,  whom we often take on walks. 

Putting on: shoes, hats, sunglasses,  coats, make up, purse.

Doing anything with the bike or its accessories (she rides in the basket). Huge reaction.

This may be a lot, but we’re talking about a young dog and a companion breed to boot. She loves activity and is focused on us at all times.

What cues does your dog recognize, and what kind of dog is it?

Guard dog Josie

After waking up this morning, we let Josie out of our bedroom and she ran downstairs, as usual. Then came this tremendous barking – the barking that says, “This is real, there is something out there. Are you listening to me?!”

I went downstairs and picked Josie up, then looked out the  door. Nothing. “Whatever was there is gone, honey.” So we could see more of the yard, I went into the sunroom, and there was a raccoon, staring at me from the crotch of the sweet cherry tree. This tree is loaded with fruit and under attack from every animal around. The other day, we found a deer cleaning out the lower branches.

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So I shut Josie in the sunroom and powerwashed that sucker out of the tree. The end.