This is my puppy Ryder, he is a 10 month old Border Collie/Shepard mix. We rescued him from Bright Eyes Dog Rescue when he was 8 weeks old. He is a great dog! When we first got him he slept through the night and already knew how to sit.
Some of his favorite things are long walks, camping, treats, his fur-aunties, and ALL of his toys.
He is a very smart dog, so some of the tricks that he already knows are sit, shake both paws, lie down, stay, and we are working on roll over. When he does a trick I always give him a treat. He is very food oriented.
When Katia was talking about the learning project in the first class she jokingly said to teach your spider monkey to dance. That got me thinking right away that I would love to teach Ryder how to dance (or some cool new tricks!) So that is my goal for the learning project is to look at videos online and read articles/personal experiences on how to train dogs certain tricks.
Some of the tricks that I want to teach Ryder are (in no particular order):
- Sit pretty
- Fetch (there is no retriever in him what so ever!)
Hopefully in the next few months I will be able to teach him all of these tricks. We are going to practice everyday or every two days. I am going to teach him one trick at a time. So once he masters one trick we will move on to the next. If he masters all of these tricks before the semester is over I will add more tricks for him to learn (tbd.)