We were taking a walk and met a lab down the way. That dog had the neatest trick! Little girl asked if she could pet him and the owner said yes, suggesting she throw a tennis ball. The lab ran up and grabbed it right out of the air! Little girl played for a long time while I watched with mom. So when we got home, I tried it too, but I couldn't figure it out. They are going to ask trainer lady about it. The ball bounces right out of my mouth. Maybe when my teeth come I will be able to do this trick. It sure looks like fun!
 
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Rocky at 7 1/2 months
Oh boy, this was easy. I understood after three tries that they want me to put my paw in their hand. I can't believe this makes them so excited! One thing my people need to remember is that my feet slip on the kitchen floor so I need to be sitting on a rug.  
 
Little girl told trainer lady she wanted me to learn to play piano. Since my claws might scratch a real piano we are starting with a toy piano. They brought one to training on Saturday. Trainer lady suggested it would be easier for me to use my nose, but little girl insisted I use my paw. Look how well I'm doing already! Mom is going to fix it  so the piano doesn't slide around and little girl will teach me some tunes. Let's jam!
 
Trainer lady asked little girl to think of some fun tricks to teach me. She wants to teach me to paint and to dance. Trainer lady thought painting might be kinda hard because if the brush is in my mouth I cannot see what I am doing. She knew of dogs that did paw painting, but little girl insists I can learn. Trainer lady told little girl that everything she wanted to teach me she had to do herself first. 

They did agree I could learn to dance. Trainer lady taught me to put my front paws on a box. They think I am super smart because I learned this trick in less than 10 tries. Another day they will teach me to move by back legs in a circle around the box.  Trainer lady asked little girl to think of some good music for dancing. She immediately said "Who let the dogs out". Trainer lady and mom laughed and told her maybe that wouldn't be the right choice as the barking might make me excited. 

Mom practiced having me put my paws on a box at home and I knew what to do! Mom has me put my feet on the box and I get a treat. Then she tosses a kibble a few feet away. Then she calls me to the box again. After five perfect times she gave me an extra yummy chewy treat.