Pisco has a new trick August 5, 2006Posted by merp in Pisco!.
About 2 weeks ago, Pisco learned to catch! (My posts are pretty much always going to be a little behind from here on out.)
We’d been throwing things at his face for, oh, months, but they always just bounced off. Until the evening of July 21 or so, when it just clicked. Aaron was throwing the squirrel at him and he tried opening his mouth. Once he got the concept, as we suspected, he totally had the reflexes and the timing.
That first night, he caught squirrel after squirrel (far better than I could do). Squirrels are easy, you might say, what with the squishiness and the tail. But we’ve worked on other objects as well. He can do kibble and popcorn, and various chewtoys, and he’s ace with a tennisball – impressed everyone at the dog park yesterday.
But he’s not quite there with frisbees yet.