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Category: Shayna’s Tricks

October 20, 2008: Putting toys away by name – in a bowl, a box, and more!

October 20, 2008: Putting toys away by name – in a bowl, a box, and more!

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It was getting old, just putting her toys away in the big bowl.  So now, Shayna is learning to put them away in the bowl, or in a box, on command.  Also, she’s learned how to “wave” and “turn” on command. This video was shot at the University of Virginia athletic fields.  Enjoy!

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January 7, 2008: Getting more toys by name

January 7, 2008: Getting more toys by name

August 24, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

(This is the second video that we shot today, Shayna’s birthday – see the first one here) Today was Shayna’s sixth birthday!  Woot! Here you get to see the newest trick we’ve been working on… putting her toys away, by name. By “away,” I mean into a big party bowl I got for her, for […]

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October 21, 2007: Getting more toys by name

October 21, 2007: Getting more toys by name

August 24, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Normally, we practice Shayna’s ability to retrieve her toys by name while inside… not for any particular reason. But on this lovely fall day, I decided, what the heck — just like sometimes teachers have class outside, I figured, let’s do that too!!! So here is Shayna with her favorite toys (including some cool new […]

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April 4, 2007: Getting toys by name

April 4, 2007: Getting toys by name

August 24, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

This was the first time I captured video of Shayna retrieving her toys by name — a skill we’d been working on for months. It was shot just a few days before we headed off to the SPCA I adopted her from, for our Fifth Anniversary adoption party… for which I bring in cake and […]

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Feb. 17, 2003: Frisbee skiing in the deep snow – hilarious!!!

Feb. 17, 2003: Frisbee skiing in the deep snow – hilarious!!!

August 24, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

  The best parts here are (approximately): 1:15-1:30 4:50 5:30 8:00 8:25 Ready? Set? Go!      

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January 2003: “Frisbee skiing” in the snow for the first time!

January 2003: “Frisbee skiing” in the snow for the first time!

August 24, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

  This was the first time that Shayna got to do her “frisbee skiing” in the snow… and it was a delight to watch, and film. If you’re in a hurry, fast forward to the 4:00 minute mark. There’s pretty much nothing that makes me happier than seeing her this happy, and enjoying herself. I […]

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“Frisbee skiing” during our big 2002 road trip

“Frisbee skiing” during our big 2002 road trip

August 24, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

  A few months after I adopted Shayna, when she was about 6 months old, we went on a big road trip from Charlottesville all the way up to Maine and back. We made numerous stops along the way (NY, NJ, RI, NH, CT), and at most of them, Shayna loved to show off the […]

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