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Dog Tricks

Dog Tricks

Date: Apr 18 2005


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Our friend Sara has a very talented dog. She can do a trick that will amaze you.
Check it out as she amazes John with his talent!


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Kyle:  John, have met Sara’s dog Jack?

John:  Jack, huh? No, this is the first time I’ve ever met him, or is it a girl?

Kyle:  Oh, I think she is a girl. Jack’s short for Jackie.

John:  She’s really cute.

Kyle:  Yeah. She’s a nice dog and she knows a couple good tricks.

John:  Like what?

Kyle:  Well, one of her favorites is when you say this special word, she makes noise.

John:  So let me get this straight. You’re gonna say a word and she’s gonna bark?

Kyle:  Yep.

John:  Is it, are you, do you just tell her to bark?

Kyle:  No. Ready?

John:  Yeah, let’s see it.

Kyle:  Fish.

Jack:  Bark. Bark, bark, bark.

John:  Whoa.

Kyle:  Easy Jack.

John:  Whoa. Why does she do that?

Kyle:  She’s a circus dog.

John:  Let me try it once. Can I try it?

Kyle:  Sure.

John:  Fish.

Jack:  Bark.

John:  Whoa!

Kyle:  Yep. That’s a tough trick to teach.

John:  That’s pretty cool.



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That was really cool! I have to say I have never met a dog before Jack who barked at the word fish.
That must’ve taken hours to train her to do that. She must’ve earned a lot of Scooby Snacks in the process too!
Have you ever trained a dog before? What kinds of tricks have you seen other dogs do?


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