Playing Dead

We've been working on this trick for a few weeks now, it was a hard one for Nani. I think she didn't really understand what I wanted her to do. I would say bang pointing my finger at her, and then tip her on her back. Immediately I would praise her and give a treat. Then she started expecting being pushed so she would grasp my finger with her foot which forced me to manually set her on her back. That lasted forever, she just didn't understand I wanted her to do it herself. If I didn't tip her over she'd just stare at me and then go run off to get into something. FINALLY a few days ago I tried again, and what do ya know she did it!


jinx1764 said...

That's so great! Royal never could totally get that trick so we finally gave up after months of trying. Nani's so smart!

Meg said...

Yay Nani! She is so cute!

Mary said...

What an adorable trick! I love that you wrote she expected you to push her over and when you didn't she'd lose interest and try to get into something else. That's a caique for you :)

Mallow said...

Very cute! :)

DoodleBird said...

Thanks guys, I'm a proud mommy!

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