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Mom is helping me learn to read...AND I get tasty treats if I can read the flash card! Yummy, yummy!!

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Comment by Jo Bill on December 27, 2013 at 8:07pm

WOW!  I never knew Doodle could read!  That's kind of scarry!!!  LOL

Comment by Debbie & Trixie on December 22, 2013 at 8:46pm

Thanks!  They ARE smart, aren't they?  I always tell my husband that I know Trixie could do anything...I am the one who has to find a way to communicate to her what it is that I want, and she will do it!  They are so sweet in addition to their smartness...the perfect creatures! :)

Comment by Pauline Abercrombie on December 22, 2013 at 3:39pm

Wow amazing but I am not too surprised.  Doodles are mega smart and I believe they can do anything! Pretty human!!!

Comment by Debbie & Trixie on November 17, 2013 at 9:55am

Thanks, Alessandra!  I will be interested to know what the book might have to say about how exactly Trixie understands our "flash cards".  I try not to, but I suspect I must show some subtle body language change or I don't think she'd be able to respond correctly when the cards change order.  Since we made this little video we have added "WAIT" to the cards.  I hold that up, walk away for a few seconds (out of sight if possible depending where we're playing) and she stays where she is until I come back.  She REALLY loves her treats, so she'll try very hard to figure out what she needs to do in order to get them!  Kind of like me with dark chocolate!! :)

Comment by Pedro & Alessandra on November 17, 2013 at 3:37am

Trixie, you are beautiful and smart! This is amazing Debbie! I've mentioned a few times that I'm reading this book called "Inside of a Dog" and among other things, it mentions several tests that they've conducted with dogs to compare their "understanding" of our human forms of communication, so I will go back and read up how they would explain this behaviour of Trixie, because whether she understands variations of the signs or changes on your behaviour as you show them to her, it's still pretty amazing!! Congrats!

Comment by Debbie & Trixie on November 14, 2013 at 7:28pm

Thanks, Grace!  She loves this game...anything for a treat! :)

Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on November 14, 2013 at 4:44pm

Priceless and impressive!   Really enjoyed Debbie.

Comment by Denise, Melissa, Bentley on November 10, 2013 at 8:25am

Wow, I'm also impressed.  Trixie is a smart dog.  Makes we want to try this with my little guy.  He needs  a challenge.  :-)

Comment by Laurie, Jackson and Delilah on November 9, 2013 at 11:19pm

I may have to try this with Jackson.  He would sell his soul for a treat!!!!!

Comment by Dianne and Dulcie on November 9, 2013 at 10:23pm
Pretty amazing! Don't think I have seen this done before.

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