Saturday, October 12, 2013

Circus dog

Miro and his servant I went to a trick training class a few nights ago. The dogs learned to plant their feet on a marker, stand on a box, jump through a hoop, and turn a tight circle around a traffic cone. Miro has jumped through hoops many times. This time, however, he did not want to jump, walk, or otherwise move through the hoop because I was holding it. He cheerfully trotted around it, not looking at it, pretending it wasn't there.

Feet on the box? Turn in a circle? No problem. And no photos from the evening because I had hands full with treats, clicker, leash, and gestures. Here we have reproduced one of the activities.

Treats incoming!

I do not acknowledge the existence of a hoop.


  1. Mfff.... I bet the peeps don't have to go to so much trouble to get treats...

  2. You are most talented, Miro! Mom says she needs to try these tricks with Molly!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  3. Great job, Miro! Wrigs would be suspicious of me holding a hoop too. Humans can be so unpredictable. :-)

    Susan and Wrigs