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Amazing Japanese dog circus “Super Wan wan Circus”

  If you follow my blog entries, you will notice that I love teaching Palette fun tricks besides basic obedience tricks such as sit-stay etc.

  I enjoy training her because she is very eager to learn the new thing, and she gets so excited when she gets it right. She gives me huge Corgi smile on her with her tongue hanging out as if she is very proud of herself.

  Palette has been trained with clicker since the puppyhood.

  When we enrolled into puppy training class, we were introduced to the clicker training and, I found it very effective way to teach her many things and she seems to have fun learning new things as much as I do.Therefore,I have been sticking with the clicker training ever since.

  I like the clicker training because dogs are much more eager to learn things,and clicker’s unique sound can deliver the exact moment dogs did right, and it has no miscommunication between us as to what behavior got rewarded. Thus, it results in fast learning.

  I also like the that the training is not like a doggy boot camp.

  With clicker training, you can teach them wide variety of things.

  Even if you will take only 5 minutes training session daily with your dogs, it is worth it. The key for the good training is to be consistent and be patient. Clicker training is fun for both of you,and it is good for your dogs too.

  Training is a great mental exercise for your dogs because especially with the clicker training, the dogs “think” and try act accordingly to see if any of their behavior gets us to click the clicker to earn the reward. In a way, clicker training is a thinking game for them.

  Just recently, I came across the youtube video from Tsukuba, Chiba prefecture in Japan about Dog circus called “Super Wan wan Circus”.

  Chiba prefecture is where the Tokyo Narita Airport, Tokyo Disneyland, and Tokyo Disney sea are located at and, right next to Tokyo.

  “Wan wan” is the sound we describe dog’s barking sound.

  In the state, people say “Bow wow” to describe dog’s barking sound but it is different to our ears.

  The Dog Circus has been in the business for over 50 years and,they have been rescuing the shelter dogs and trains them to perform amazing tricks, and trying to send the message to people around the world not to give up on these talented amazing dogs.

  Interesting fact about the Wan wan circus is that, they have 3 Guinness world records;. jumping ropes,  how many times dogs can walk around trainer’s neck within 30 seconds, and jumping trainer’s spinning legs.

 I like the fact that they seem to be using the positive training method rather than boot camp style training and all dogs seems to be eager to perform with the trainers with big smile on them. Both trainers and dogs seem to be having a great bonding time via training session.

Japanese dog circus “Super wan wan circus”

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May 11, 2014 | 0 | Amazing Animals

Moscow stray dogs use the subways

 Do you think your dog is smarter than you think they are?

 What if I tell you that there is a dog or group of dogs that get on board the train and they can get on and off at the certain station all the time?

 How do they figure it out it is “the” station they would need to get off the train?

 Is it a visual factor:any visual marker they use?

 Is it scent factor;smell that particular station gives off when the train stopped at?

 Or none of the above?

 Recently,I came across the article about dogs living in Moscow who uses train to go get food and come back to their area by train. Isn’t it amazing story?

 I was especially intrigued by the fact that the dogs never missed the station to get off to go get the food and I was curious how they figured it out that it was their stop.

 According to Englishrussia website, the stray dogs in Moscow uses metro every morning to downtown Moscow to go get the food.

 How they not miss their stop when they uses metro?

 The article states that the biologist in Moscow say that the dogs have sense of time. Thus, the sense of time helps them not miss their stop.

 As for another amazing skills; cross the road when green light, the biologists say that they are reacting to the picture on the traffic lights not the color “green”.

 How they get their food?

 The article says that dog see the guy purchasing the fast food for example and they stalk the person from behind and the dog gives loud woof to surprise the person.

 The person gets surprised and most likely drop food and that is when the dog comes in to claim the food.

 This is indeed the fascinating story about dogs in Moscow.

 You can read more on the Moscow dogs and see pictures of them at the website englishrussia website here.

 Here is the video clip you can watch through youtube.If you are a blog subscriber,please click here to watch the video.

Moscow’s stray dog master using the subway

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Dec 03, 2013 | 0 | Amazing Animals

Amazing Kikopup dogs and Halloween

 As you already know, “Palette” the Corgi is clicker trained,and I love teaching Palette some funny tricks.

 Some tricks that she learned
became her chore in the house. Some tricks she learned became things to
entertain people in the house.

 When we do doggy school time (training time), I can see she is very ready and willing to learn new stuff each day.

 I love seeing her huge grin on her face,and she enjoys training time
with me. I enjoy every moment I train her because I know we both are
having a lots of fun.

 Over the years, I have introduced you many amazing animals trick videos and, they have inspired me to teach more fun trick to Palette.

 One of my favorite youtube channel for educational and entertainmemt purpose is kokopup’s. You can learn many things about clicker training and at the same time you get to see various tricks she teaches her dogs and I enjoy watching her videos.

 Last year,around Halloween, I have posted about canine actors “Scotty and Joey-Halloween adventure”; short film shoot by their mom “Charlene” ,who clicker trained “Scotty” and “Joey”, and started making short movies using actions/behavior only taught by clicker training method.

 It was an amazing film and, it was also one of most viewed entry during the holiday seasons.

 Therefore, I decided to introduce more of canine films made by kikopup at youtube.

 I think kids would enjoy watching them as well.

Halloween 3 – Dog funny tricks

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Do you do trick training?

If so, what trick did you teach your dog?

 
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Oct 01, 2013 | 0 | Amazing Animals

Amazing Border Collie “Jumpy” trick video

 If you follow my blog entries, you will notice that
I love teaching Palette fun tricks besides basic obedience tricks such
as sit-stay etc.
I enjoy training her because she is very eager to learn the new thing,
and she gets so excited when she gets it right.

 She gives me huge Corgi smile on her with her tongue hanging out as if she is very proud of herself.
Palette has been trained with clicker since when she was a puppy.

 Just recently, I came across the youtube video of Amazing Boarder collie named “Jumpy” showing variety of tricks. I thought it was very inspiring for me to teach Palette more tricks like he did in the video, and have fun with it.

 What Jumpy made me smile most is at the very end where he winks at camera.

 How did he teach that cute trick? It was super cute.

Jumpy the amazing Boarder Collie

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Do you do trick training?

If so, what trick did you teach your dog?

 
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Aug 27, 2013 | 0 | Amazing Animals

Amazing Pembroke Welsh Corgi “Lance” trick video

 If you follow my blog entries, you will notice that
I love teaching Palette fun tricks besides basic obedience tricks such
as sit-stay etc.

I enjoy training her because she is very eager to learn the new thing,
and she gets so excited when she gets it right.

 She gives me huge Corgi smile on her with her tongue hanging out as if she is very proud of herself.

Palette has been trained with clicker since the puppyhood.

 When we enrolled into puppy training class, we were introduced
to the clicker training and, I found it very effective way to teach her
many things and she seems to have fun learning new things as much as I
do.

 Therefore,I have been sticking with the clicker training ever since.

 Just recently, I came across the youtube video of Amazing Corgi “Lance” showing variety of tricks. I thought it was very inspiring for me to teach Palette more tricks like he did in the video, and have fun with it.

 Since Palette loves doggy school time, she would love the time to learn new stuff.

Lance the Corgi Tricks

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Do you do trick training?

If so, what trick did you teach your dog?

 
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Aug 06, 2013 | 0 | Amazing Animals

Amazing Black Labrador using toilet and flushes

 If you follow my blog entries, you will notice that I love teaching Palette fun tricks besides basic obedience tricks such as sit-stay etc.

I enjoy training her because she is very eager to learn the new thing, and she gets so excited when she gets it right.

 She gives me huge Corgi smile on her with her tongue hanging out as if she is very proud of herself.

Palette has been trained with clicker since the puppyhood.

 When we enrolled into puppy training class, we were introduced to the clicker training and, I found it very effective way to teach her many things and she seems to have fun learning new things as much as I do.

 Therefore,I have been sticking with the clicker training ever since.

 Just recently, I came across the youtube video of black Labrador,who uses toilet and flushes them.

 I was amazed to see that not only she does her potty on the toilet but remember to flushes them…

 I do not know if the dog was trained via clicker but I thought the Black Labrador was amazing!

 Therefore,I thought I would share the youtube video with you. What do you think of this black Labrador flushing toilet?Isn’t it amazing?

Black Labrador uses toilet and flushes..

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May 30, 2013 | 0 | Amazing Animals

Exercise,Palette’s way

 When I have an empty cereal box,I sometime use it for fun play with Palette.

 I put 1 bit of treat inside the empty cereal box,and close it (No tape or staple,please). Then,I shake a little so that she knows something in there.Then,I put it on the floor,let her wait and she tries to get to the treat on cue.

  When I tried with her first time,she was nosing it around,dig with one paw gently,stared at me as if to say “I need help”, and took her a bit long time to figure out how to open it by herself.

 Now,she is like a pro.She jumps on it,let the air inside push it open and then shake/tear and she gets the treat inside.After treat is gone,she plays with it.

This is quite an exercise.I found it funny,so I took video to share fun with you.

 I was tough mom so,I did not tell her even a bit how to open the box. She figured it out by herself.Good dog,smart dog,that is my dog Palette

 BUT I think you should not try with heavy corrugated box.It maybe too tough to their teeth.

Exercise!! Palette’s way

What would your dogs would do if I give them the same empty cereal box with treat inside??

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Mar 16, 2009 | 0 | Amazing Animals, Miscellaneous (dogs), Uncategorized

Amazing Japanese dogs:Jump rope,they can do DOUBLE DUTCH TOO!!

 Here is another amazing dog video from Japan. Some dogs do jumping rope together,and some do double dutch with great speed.

 This  sure would make your face smiley.

Japanese dogs do jump rope,they can do DOUBLE DUTCH TOO!!

On the background,you would hear some Japanese  say something about dogs but,they are saying “KA WA I I ” which means “Cute” in Japanese.

Today’s Japanese lesson, you now know how to say “Cute” in Japanese.

Ka wa i i = Cute

Enjoy this cute video!

Feb 10, 2009 | 0 | Amazing Animals

Amazing Border Collie “Gin”

  My dog “Palette” knows quite bit of a trick. She can do….

*sit* *stay**down**stand**spin**come**play dead**shake**high-five**wave**lick her muzzle on cue**figure eight**weave leg**speak**watch me**close the door for me**sit pretty**play vow**
touch**go get leash**call my husband for dinner**to go crate**go hide on cue**come out on cue**kiss on cheek**help you take off socks** ring bell for potty**etc etc.. BUT this boarder collie “Gin” is amazing!!

  I have tried to teach our dog to walk backward but, Palette tends to sit down rather than backing off backward. It is really difficult trick for her. Watching Gin’s trick,it got me goosebumps.This dog is really amazing. I mean,really.

Amazing Boarder Collie “Gin”

  Do your dogs know any funny/amazing tricks?  Let us know.

Jan 19, 2009 | 0 | Amazing Animals