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Old 03-20-2014, 04:57 PM
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That's all this is. I've lamented before (especially during the Dead Dog trick thread) about how Gusto refused to even roll onto a hip in the down, much less lie flat or roll over. As soon as he'd start to tip, he'd leap up like it was the most offensive idea in the world.

Well, someone finally learned to roll over! As you can see from the video, he still likes to offer handstands first and foremost when the cookies come out (which is why it turned into a run through of several tricks). But I am so excited he can finally roll over!


Also, I didn't mean to join the ranks of Those Who Train in Pajamas, but we were out playing flirt pole up and down the snowbanks, and I got soaked. First day of spring, my donkey. The snow is over my knees still.

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Old 03-20-2014, 05:16 PM
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Go Gusto!!!!

I love how excited he is. haha.
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:51 PM
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That's awesome! I broke Bristols lay down trying to teach her roll over, she acts the same way, gets all whale eyed if you force her on her back.
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:25 PM
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That's awesome! Yay to you and Gustoooo!

Just yesterday I realized Cohen could roll over in the other direction. :P I just assumed I'd never need her to do it, so I never taught it, then I decided I wanted it, and apparently it worked. Dogs, man. :3

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Old 03-20-2014, 06:29 PM
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He's soooo cute!

I was stoked when Summer learned high five. It's such an easy trick but she had this huge aversion to her feet being touched that it was a big deal for us. All dogs are different and just because it's an 'easy' trick doesn't mean it is for that dog!
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:34 PM
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Good job!! I love how enthusiastic he is! Oh and the second time he did the rollover I swear, he just throws his body in the air and over
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:44 PM
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Ahhh good boy!!! I love his little handstands too (and also your pants!)
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:08 AM
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Love the handstands he offers!

Rigby has been slow on learning roll-over too. And when she does finally do it it's some weird spastic motion lol.

Gusto is looking great! So excited to do tricks!
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:37 AM
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Everyone I tell in the "real world" is like "Roll over? Doesn't he know how to do handstands already?". Nobody out there appreciates the little victories, so thank you for justifying my excitement!

And for the nice Gusto comments. He's turned into such a cool, fun dog. He is very aptly named - he definitely does everything with huge enthusiasm. It sometimes makes tricks hard (I was going to try to teach both dogs to hold an Easter basket in their mouths - Gusto was flinging himself so hard onto his the second I put it down that he broke it in about 15 seconds ). But it makes everything fun!

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Old 03-21-2014, 10:06 AM
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Doesn't the satisfaction of see the results of your work with you pet feel great? And, it is amazing how much they can learn.
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