So smart. (Too smart?)

030515 out please
May I go out, please?

Of all the CCI puppies we’ve raised, we can’t remember any that were as good as Kyndall about communicating when she needs to go out. It’s as if someone gave her the Manual for Well-Behaved Puppies, and she actually read it. She sits in front of the closed door, looking expectant. If we don’t pay attention, she’ll give a little whine. If we’re still being dense, she may emit a quiet bark.

The fact that she has learned to do this doubtless contributes to the extreme rarity of her toileting errors in the house. She’s only four and a half months old, so we still try to take her out every hour or two. But when we forget, it’s great that she has a way of reminding us.

Only today did we begin to wonder if perhaps she has mastered this skill a little… too well. She’s spent a lot of the day with Tucker in Steve’s office, and she has asked to go out at least a half dozen times. Steve has obliged her, and some of the times she has peed or pooped in the yard. But several outings seemed to be instead an expression of her opinion that it would be more interesting to be outside in the sunshine, instead of resting quietly in the office. It would be even better if Steve would just release her from that leash and give her some alone time to commune with nature.

She’s basically a good girl, so we doubt that this will be a big problem. But it’s coming increasingly clear that she’s also a smart girl.

 

4 thoughts on “So smart. (Too smart?)

  1. hi Jeannette,
    ” My ” Solomon got to the point that an office break was called by him where he would go to my closet
    and bring my tennis shoe to me at my desk. When he heard that if he goes and gets the matching shoe,
    we’d “go to the park”. He’d tear off and get that matching shoe, so happy that I understood what he was asking for.

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  2. She’s concerned about your and Steve’s health. She knows you need to get up at least once an hour and move around when you’ve been sitting at the computer.

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